About SWAT (Selective Written Assessment Test)
What is SWAT?
The Selective Written Assessment Test, or SWAT, is a 4-hour examination experience that occurs annually and is aimed at helping Primary school students in Years 3, 4 and 5 prepare for the Opportunity Classes (OC), Selective High School Placement Test and Scholarship exams.
For Year 4 and 5 students, the SWAT exam consists of four papers in English (Reading), Mathematics, General Ability and Writing for Years 4 and 5. For Year 3 the SWAT exam will include two papers, testing in Writing, English (Reading), Mathematics and General Ability.
Why SWAT? | What are the benefits for my child to sit the SWAT exam?
Through North Shore Coaching College's 28 years of educational experience, we have found that practising sitting an examination with hundreds of other students in a large hall test environment reduces test anxiety and improves performance when it comes to the 'real deal' (OC/Selective/Scholarship exams).
At just $65 per student, SWAT is the most affordable 'big exam experience' for Primary school students currently available. We also pride ourselves on creating expertly-developed academic content, with the SWAT papers following the current format of the OC and Selective High School Placement Test.
Also included in the cost of your SWAT ticket is entry into gaining a scholarship ('Young Achiever' and 'High Achiever' courses), to study at North Shore Coaching College. There are up to 60 scholarships on offer.
Furthermore, a FREE education seminar for parents held on the day of the SWAT exam, is included in the cost of your SWAT ticket. The seminar will focus on NAPLAN, OC and Selective High School and Scholarship examination information. We will be running 2 sessions of the Education Seminar; free tickets to the first session of the Education Seminar is now SOLD OUT!
Seats are still available for the second session of the Education Seminar, which will commence at 3:45pm.
How are SWAT results reported?
All SWAT candidates will receive an accurate and detailed assessment in the form of a report emailed to parents 2 weeks after the SWAT exam. The Year 5 report will detail students' abilities, their relative performance to other students and their likely performance in the actual Selective High School Placement Test, as the SWAT profile score is a scaled mark out of 300, which is the same format as the Selective High School Placement Test.
The Years 3 and 4 report will detail students' abilities and their relative performance to other students.