Since 2019, Rise students achieved outstanding GATE and scholarship offers:
Preparation begins in Year 3 Maths when we introduce students to the Singaporean Bar Method. Students learn key concepts in the Year 5 Australian Curriculum including converting between fractions, decimals and percentages, and 24-hour time.
In Year 3 Writing, students learn more than 50 new vocabulary words a week or 2000 words a year. We introduce students to verbal reasoning questions that apply words in context, advanced comprehension texts and modelled writing using authors such as C.S. Lewis, Roald Dahl and Lewis Carroll.
Students consolidate and extend their understanding of the Singaporean Bar Method to challenging problems involving fractions, decimals and percentages. They learn key concepts from the Year 6, 7 and 8 Australian Curriculum including distance, speed and time; rates; ratios and angle problems.
In Writing, students expand their vocabulary by more than 80 new vocabulary words a week or 3200 words a year. Students learn the etymology of words including Greek and Latin, as well as their context in history, politics, geography and science.
Students complete verbal reasoning questions weekly. They also complete two verbal reasoning tests a term or eight tests a year. Students study advanced writing techniques of authors such as J.K. Rowling as well as classic authors J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert Louis Stevenson.
In Year 5, preparations for GATE and scholarships intensify. Students consolidate their learning of key concepts from the Year 6, 7 and 8 Australian Curriculum including distance, speed and time; rates; ratios and angle problems. They practice GATE and scholarship style questions every lesson, as well as even more challenging GMAT style questions.
Over Terms 3 and 4, students sit four Quantitative Reasoning tests to familiarise them with the test format, practice test skills and benchmark their performance.
In Writing, students expand their vocabulary by more than 100 new vocabulary words a week or 4000 new words a year. We use words selected from Cambridge O level and UK GCSE level lists, equivalent to Year 11. Students deepen their understanding of Greek and Latin etymology and their general knowledge of history, politics, geography and science.
Students practice advanced verbal reasoning questions weekly using Cambridge O level and UK GCSE vocabulary. Students practice a GATE-style reading comprehension or verbal reasoning mini test twice a term, or eight tests a year.
To prepare them for GATE and Scholarship writing tests, students study the writing techniques of classic authors including Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie. Each week students submit a homework writing task online for detailed individualised feedback.
Additional writing practice is available through Rise Writer’s Club. Students complete additional writing tasks a term. Tasks are 25-minutes or 40-minutes which is then submitted online. We provide detailed writing feedback and re-write (if necessary) the student’s submission. Reviewing these model writing pieces prove useful before taking any tests.
In Year 6, students enter the final stretch of their GATE and Scholarship preparations.
We conduct an intensive GATE Camp in the January school holidays. Over three days, students complete three Writing texts, three Quantitative Reasoning tests, three Reading Comprehension tests and three Non-Verbal Reasoning tests.
Students practice test skills and benchmark their performance against their peers.
Test sessions are combined with instructional sessions where we teach writing techniques and maths concepts. Each Writing test is assessed by two examiners who provide detailed feedback on improvement. Students receive their detailed writing feedback at the end of each day which gives them the immediate opportunity to improve during the course.
In the first five weeks of Year 6 Rise Maths, we teach students Year 8/9 algebra, Pythagoras Theorem and solving number sequences using algebra. This equips students with powerful tools to solve GATE and Scholarship problems.
In Year 6 Writing, our intensive GATE preparations focus on “world building” using steampunk and dystopian fiction. Students learn to create complex settings using mature themes. Students create compelling settings that differentiate them from the 4500 other students sitting GATE.
Reading comprehension questions extend students to high school level comprehension with the focus on author’s purpose and literary techniques. Each week, students practice advanced verbal reasoning using Cambridge O level and UK GCSE vocabulary.
Our Maths and Writing Programs give students the best possible preparation for Year 6 GATE and Scholarships.
However, students gain so much more from Rise.
We teach concepts to mastery so students develop a deep understanding of concepts and skills. Rise students enter high school with Maths and English skills that place them years ahead of their peers.
We teach reasoning and critical thinking. Rise students think “outside the box” and apply their understanding to unfamiliar contexts.
We inspire a passion for knowledge by broadening their general knowledge of literature, history, politics, geography and science.
We foster creative, independent learning. Rise students are active learners, not passive students who rote learn formulae or fill out work books.
We nurture gifted behaviours that provide a foundation for lifelong success:
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