FAQs

Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions about SWAT MOCK EXAM. If you have any further enquiries, please contact us.


About SWAT MOCK EXAM 

What is SWAT MOCK EXAM?

The SWAT MOCK EXAM is a mock examination experience. It occurs annually and is aimed at providing Years 3, 4 and 5 students intending to sit the Opportunity Class (OC) Placement Test, Selective School Placement Test and Scholarship exams to have a mock exam experience. Thousands of students have sat the SWAT exam.

For Year 3 and 4 students, SWAT MOCK EXAM follows the format of the OC Placement Test, testing in Reading, Mathematical Reasoning and Thinking Skills.

For Year 5 students, SWAT MOCK EXAM consists of Reading, Mathematical Reasoning, Thinking Skills and Writing.

Students can choose to sit the exam in one of our NSW premises or SWAT@home online supervised remotely.  

NSW Campuses

Students in Year 4 will complete SWAT MOCK EXAM in a paper format. Students will need to bring 2 x HB or 2B pencils. We will notify you should the testing format change due to circumstances beyond our control and/or any formal announcement of format changes in the Opportunity Class (OC) Placement Test or Selective School Placement Test.

The NSW Department of Education recently announced that the OC Placement Test (for students currently in Year 3) and Selective High School Placement Test (for students currently in Year 5) will be changing to a computer-based test in 2025.

Due to this announcement, North Shore Coaching College will make the following changes to the SWAT Mock Exam immediately.

Year 3 and Year 5 students will complete SWAT MOCK EXAM in a computer based format. Students who sit the exam in one of our NSW campuses are required to bring your own device (BYOD).

  • The SWAT examination platform is cloud-based, requiring only an internet connection (which we will provide) and a web browser. No software installation is necessary.
  • Please ensure your child brings a fully charged device (laptop or tablet) with the latest compatible web browser. Any operating system is acceptable.
  • For the best experience, a laptop with screen size of 10 inches or more is recommended.
  • Browser requirements: JavaScript must be enabled.
  • Ensure your child can log into the device.

 

SWAT@home

Students can enrol in SWAT@home where they will complete their SWAT MOCK EXAM at home online and supervised remotely.

 

When will SWAT MOCK EXAM be held?

Saturday 6 July 2024 at selected North Shore Coaching College campuses and online.

What time does SWAT MOCK EXAM start?

The SWAT MOCK EXAM for Year 3 and Year 4 will start at 9:30am and will finish at 11:45am.

The SWAT MOCK EXAM for Year 5 will start at 1pm and will finish at 4:30pm.

When is the last day to register for SWAT MOCK EXAM?

SWAT MOCK EXAM registrations will close at 1 week prior to the event date at 11:55pm AEST, or earlier if capacity is filled i.e. Allocation Exhausted.

How can I register for SWAT MOCK EXAM? 

SWAT MOCK EXAM registrations are online only through our website www.swatexam.com.au and on a first come first serve basis. You can contact our Head Office on 02 9415 1860 should you require assistance in registering for SWAT MOCK EXAM online.

How much is SWAT MOCK EXAM? 

The SWAT MOCK EXAM registration fee is charged per student. We do not charge any additional fees and/or credit card payment surcharges.

SWAT MOCK EXAM is an affordable ‘big exam experience’ for primary school students.

What is included in the SWAT MOCK EXAM registration fee?

The SWAT MOCK EXAM registration fee per student includes:

  1. For Year 3 and 4 students: full-length OC test.
  2. For Year 5 students: full-length Selective Placement Test format which consists of three 40-minute multiple-choice tests in Reading, Mathematical Reasoning and Thinking Skills and a 30-minute writing test.
  3. Exam supervision.
  4. Goods and Services Tax.
  5. All credit card payment fees and surcharges.
  6. A digital report that is emailed to parents 2 weeks after the SWAT MOCK EXAM.
  7. A chance to gain a scholarship to study at North Shore Coaching College (‘Young Achiever’ and ‘High Achiever’ courses). There are up to 60 scholarships on offer. Selection is based on the top-performing students in SWAT MOCK EXAM across Years 3, 4 and 5.

What is your refund policy?  

The SWAT MOCK EXAM e-ticket is non-refundable.  

Can I transfer my child from one SWAT MOCK EXAM venue to another?

The SWAT MOCK EXAM e-ticket is non-transferable.  

Why should my child sit SWAT MOCK EXAM?

Practising sitting an examination has the potential to reduce test anxiety and improve performance when it comes to the any external exam.

SWAT MOCK EXAM is a ‚Äėbig exam experience‚Äô¬†for Primary school students. We also pride ourselves on creating expertly-developed academic content, with the SWAT MOCK EXAM papers following the expected format of the Selective High School Placement Test for Year 5 students and the OC Placement Test for Year 3 and Year 4 students.

We note that the NSW Department of Education has announced a change to computer-based testing in 2025.

SWAT MOCK EXAM provides parents with an assessment of students’ abilities in performance relative to other students, and possible performance in the actual Opportunity Class Placement Test/Selective High School Placement Test/Scholarship test/private school entrance test.

Is SWAT MOCK EXAM similar to the Selective High School Placement Test?

Yes. SWAT MOCK EXAM papers for Year 5 students follow the current format of the Selective High School Placement Test. The exam experience will also help with Scholarship exam preparation.

We note that the NSW Department of Education has announced a change to computer-based testing in 2025.

Is SWAT MOCK EXAM similar to the OC School Placement Test?

Yes. SWAT MOCK EXAM papers for Year 3 and 4 students follow the current format of the OC Placement Test, which includes testing in Reading, Mathematical Reasoning and Thinking Skills. The exam experience will also help with Selective High School Placement Test and Scholarship exams preparation by completing a mock exam.

We note that the NSW Department of Education has announced a change to computer-based testing in 2025.

How can my child prepare for SWAT MOCK EXAM?

  • The OC, Selective and Scholarships tests (which SWAT MOCK EXAM is based on) are tests of ability rather than curriculum knowledge/performance.
  • In preparation for these tests, you should focus on developing critical thinking, problem solving and active reading skills. Regular, spaced learning and practice exams are possible ways to improve your chances of success. North Shore Coaching College offers various term programs¬†and¬†booster progams¬†providing just that!
  • You can also purchase educational resources at the¬†North Shore Shop, including our very own Practice Papers for Exam Preparation.

For more information, visit our For Students page.

Can my child register on the day of the SWAT MOCK EXAM? 

No.

What can my child bring on the day of the SWAT MOCK EXAM?

  • The Year 3 SWAT Mock Exam will be completed in a computer-based format. You will need to bring your own device.¬†
  • For Year 4 SWAT Mock Exam will be completed in a paper-based format. – 2 x HB or 2B pencils
  • The Year 5 SWAT Mock Exam will be completed in a computer-based format. You will need to bring your own device.¬†
  • A snack in a named zip-lock bag.
  • A plastic (not glass) water bottle.

For students who are going to bring your own device

  • The SWAT examination platform is cloud-based, requiring only an internet connection (we will provide)¬†and a web browser. No software installation is necessary.
  • Please ensure your child brings a fully charged device (laptop or tablet) with the latest compatible web browser. Any operating system is acceptable.
  • For the best experience, a screen size of 10 inches or more is recommended.
  • Browser requirements: JavaScript must be enabled.
  • Ensure your child can log into the device.

What items are prohibited on the day of the SWAT MOCK EXAM?

  • Mobile phones or electronic devices (apart from the compatible device for students to sit the exam).
  • Glass bottles.
  • Calculators, paper, or other external aids.
  • Students may wear a watch provided it does not have a calculator function and does not make noise throughout the examination.

When should we get to the venue?

Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. You will receive detailed information via email after successfully purchasing your SWAT MOCK EXAM e-ticket online and closer to the event.

Is there a break?

Yes, there will be breaks. However all students will remain inside the venue.

Can I sit with my child during the break?

No. Please drop off your child at the designated time which we will advise by email closer to the event.

Will I receive my child’s results?

Yes.¬†A comprehensive individual SWAT MOCK EXAM report, which also¬†details your child’s performance relative to other students, will be¬†emailed to you up to 2¬†weeks after the SWAT MOCK EXAM examination date.¬†¬†


Scholarships

What do the scholarships offer?

Top performers in SWAT MOCK EXAM will be offered one of up to 60 scholarships to study at North Shore Coaching College. Scholarships vary in duration for one term to four terms. They can be used to enrol your child at any of our NSW campuses.

How many scholarships are available?

Up to 60 scholarships will be offered to students in Years 3-5, based on their performance in SWAT MOCK EXAM. Additional scholarships may be offered depending on student performance. We reserve the right to vary the number of scholarships offered due to circumstances beyond our control.

How are scholarships awarded?

Scholarships will be awarded to the students who receive the most outstanding results in SWAT MOCK EXAM in all three-year levels. 

When will scholarships be announced?

We will contact parents with scholarship offers after results have been released (approximately up to 2 weeks after the SWAT MOCK EXAM).

Parents with children in Years 3, 4 & 5 in 2024, SAVE THE DATE FOR SWAT MOCK EXAM 2024 ‚Äď SATURDAY 6 JULY 2024!

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