In just six captivating and enlightening on-demand lessons, our course comprehensively addresses all the essential knowledge required for you to approach exam day with confidence and readiness - even if you haven't started yet!

 To succeed on selective school exams and in school in general, students must gain a deep understanding of how different topics are interconnected. 

For instance, students must understand poetic techniques in their writing before analysing complex poems in their reading comprehension.

Likewise, understanding square roots and factors is crucial in solving problems involving surds and expressing answers in exact values. It's essential for students to learn specific techniques to answer exam questions quickly and efficiently.

Relying solely on countless practice papers without a deep understanding of the concepts will only take them so far. Therefore, it's essential to improve their chances of success by developing solid test-taking skills and gaining a deep understanding of the topics.


With over 20 years of experience preparing students for the selective schools exam, we've developed a proven sequence that's designed to help students succeed – fast!

Our team has distilled our regular 40-week course into just six comprehensive sessions, each lasting 2-3 hours.

This streamlined format ensures that you can easily digest the material, even if you're just getting started with your preparation.  

But don't worry – even if you've been preparing for some time, our course is still an essential resource. Our sessions provide thorough revision of all the key concepts, helping you develop a deeper understanding of how they all link together.

This will enable you to recognise which techniques to use during the actual exam and give you the confidence to perform at your best.  

So why wait?

Join our course today and gain access to our proven sequence of preparation, developed over two decades of experience. With our expert guidance and comprehensive materials, you'll be ready to succeed on the selective schools exam and secure your academic future.



Our series of step by step mini lessons contain engaging activities throughout to keep students interested and motivated.


Our course will shave months of learning from your exam preparation schedule so you can start applying your knowledge to practice exams sooner!


Support through an exclusive online community where you can ask additional questions relating to the lessons




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Outstanding Revision Course

This Selective School Course has been really useful as it helped me with revising everything I needed to remember before the exam. The instructor explained everything thoroughly, with questions for students to try so they can apply the knowledge they just learnt to see if they understand. There were even videos uploaded so students could rewatch the lesson anytime.

3 years ago
Emily Yang

Excellent Course

This course was way better than my expectations. The instructor was very knowledgeable and articulate, she did a fabulous job pacing the work and addressing student questions. Moreover, the course was detailed, interactive, and professional. I learned a lot.

3 years ago
Lat Yung Hpauyu


The Selective Revision Course has been truly incredible for me and I am sure it has been amazing for others as well because of how engaging the learning is and how every single important sub-topic has been split into one lesson with in the session!!!

3 years ago

An extremely informative and practical revision course

The revision course was exceedingly beneficial , it gave me a lot of help as it actually combined all the topics we need for each subject into separate video lessons

3 years ago
Chloe Cheong


It was really helpful, fun and engaging. It really made me feel a lot more prepared and confident with my selective exam preparation!

3 years ago


School based essays are completely different from exam style essays. In this course, students will learn how to structure and write an effective piece of writing in less than 30 minutes. Specifically, students will learn to:
Specifically, students will learn to:

  • Formulate a contention
  • Brainstorm arguments quickly
  • Plan an essay
  • Write a winning introduction
  • Structure body paragraphs
  • Write a rebuttal statement
  • Write a conclusion
Creative essays can be difficult for many students because they may not know how to structure their essays effectively, brainstorm, organise and develop complex ideas effectively, put thoughts on paper and do all the above in less than 30 minutes!
This course aims to do all the above and more by teaching students how to:

  • Revise sentence structures
  • Structure creative essays
  • Plan creative essays
  • Write an engaging hook
  • Apply writing techniques to move the story forward
  • Write an effective cliffhanger and conclusion
  • Use effective techniques to quickly edit essays and write within the time limit
Numerical reasoning tests a student's ability to think and reason using numbers. Student will often struggle with this area because they may not be familiar with the content, they may not have an efficient strategy or they may not know how to link topics together to have a deep enough understanding to effectively reason through increasingly complex problems within the given 30 minute timeframe.

Over 25 mini digestible lessons, this course aims to address these issues in a systematic way by guiding them through how to solve:

  • Patterns and sequences gradually increasing in difficulty
  • Number puzzles and matrices
  • Problems involving diagrams
  • Reasoning problems using arithmetic and algebra gradually increasing in difficulty

Verbal reasoning measures a student's ability to think and reason using words and language. Students often find these test items difficult because they may not have a limited vocabulary, they may not have a firm grasp of English language conventions or be familiar with efficient strategies to tackle specific questions all in the space of 30 minutes!

Over 20 mini lessons, this course aims to address these problems by teaching students how to:

  • Exponentially increase students' word power
  • Become familiar with and tackle different types of questions relating to vocabulary, word relationships, classification as well as logical reasoning and deduction in a systematic way
  • Apply grammar and spelling rules to solve different types of verbal reasoning questions

Mathematical reasoning measures a student's ability to answer questions relating to number, measurement, algebra, space and data. This exam can be difficult for many students because test items can include topics that may be several years ahead of a student's existing year level.

Additionally, mathematical reasoning concepts can be increasingly complex and if students are unfamiliar with how topics may link together, it will be difficult for them to select an appropriate and efficient strategy to suit the specific question they need to answer.

Through this course, we have successfully managed to condense relevant topics from Year 7 to Year 10 in an easy to understand and engaging course to guide students through the mathematical reasoning section.

Over 49 lessons, this course aims to break down mathematics in a way that will help them feel confident with this section. In particular, we will guide students through specific strategies on how to:

  • Calculate quickly and efficiently saving valuable time and working space on the exam
  • Become more familiar to different types of questions increasing in complexity across algebra, geometry/ measurement, chance and data
  • Essential tips and techniques to solve problems efficiently and accurately

Without the right strategy, reading comprehension can be very challenging for many students. This exam measures a student's ability to read and interpret meaning from written passages with some questions also requiring students to correct, complete and punctuate sentences.

It's often challenging for many students who may lack concentration while reading, connect ideas in the passage, gloss over detail, have difficulty distinguishing significant information from minor details and are often confused about the meaning of words and sentences.

This course is broken up into four main sections and aims to address the above challenges and more in the following way:

  • In the first section of this course, students will learn essential speed reading skills.   
  • The second section will outline specific approaches on how to answer the different types of questions students will likely be faced with  
  • In the third section, students will be introduced to some of the specific text types that may appear on the exam   
  • The final section will go through grammar, punctuation and spelling questions may also appear on the exam. 

What Makes Us Different?

With over 20 years experience preparing students for the Victorian Selective Schools Exam,  we've refined our course to make it as simple as possible to prepare for competitive exams. 

Flexible Options Available

We've condensed our 40 week course into just 6 easy to follow modules so you can fast-track your selective exam preparation

Individual Module


  • Select one module
  • 365 day access
  • Email support
  • Correction of work
  • Exam practice

Complete Course


  • All six modules
  • 365 day access
  • Email support
  • Correction of work
  • Exam practice


If, for any reason, you don't like this course, you can get a full refund
anytime within 30 days after your purchase. If you have any issues, just get in touch
with our friendly support team and they'll either help you out until you get
the results you need or give you a swift refund.

Here’s what people are saying about the course

Dr. Maureen Vincent

Thuy has been an absolute delight and endured all my calls and questions with good cheer. She is a very committed educator and will do her very best to ensure your child's potential is reached and dreams realised. Thank you Thuy for all your support and providing a program that gives students the opportunity to shine. And isn't that what education should be about? Forever grateful Maureen X

Roslyn Devlin

We used both the classroom and private tuition options for our daughter in Maths and English as part of Selective testing preparation. We could not fault the consistent high standard of delivery by all the tutors especially Thuy who was incredibly supportive. Spectrum use excellent resources which they continue to review and update and they take the time to explain the best approach to what are many new areas for the students through practical advice. We were particularly impressed with the opportunity to undertake a mock exam prior with a feedback session and the post test follow up. Plus you could purchase additional resources through their online store. My daughter enjoyed it so much she has chosen to continue with extension classes. We would strongly recommend Spectrum for anyone seeking any type of tuition they get results.

Iain Ding

Started going to selective exam tuition for only 6 months before the exam and had already missed half of the syllabus. Made up by having private tuition from Thuy. She was knowledgeable, patient and motivating in her sessions and had relevant tutoring materials following the structure of the exams. Had doubts of being successful given the late preparation but was overjoyed when offered a place at the selective school. A lot of the capability was built by Thuy definitely and without her guidance and tutoring, it would not have been possible. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The lessons range from 2 - 3 hours, depending on the module. The lessons are self paced so you can learn at a time that is convenient for you as well as pause, rewind and repeat as many times as you like!

This course takes students through all aspects of the six sections that may form the contents of the Victorian Selective Schools exam. We link topics together to give students a deep understanding of the concepts giving them the tools to recognise different questions that may appear on the exam.

We also sell additional practice papers and online mock exams on our digital bookstore:

Students may also enrol in our 40 week comprehensive selective schools exam either in person at one of our centres or online. Click here to start your free online assessment

In addition to the practice papers and online mock exams on our digital bookstore:, students can also enrol in the weekly live selective membership. Click here for more information

We're so confident your child's confidence will soar across the 6 areas during this course that we guarantee it with a 30 day money back guarantee!

Of course! Please call us on 1800 668 177 or email for further details

Find Out What It's Really Like To Prepare For the Victorian Selective Schools Exam

Thank you!

Thank you for your interest in this course. We've worked incredibly hard to make it as easy as possible for you to prepare for the Victorian Selective Schools exam.

Through our short bite sized lessons, interactive activities and careful sequencing of topics, we believe any student has the ability to gain more confidence prior to the exam.

We also offer additional support to help you achieve the best results possible.

Good luck with your preparation! If you have any questions, please contact us on 1800 668 177 or email

I look forward to seeing you on the inside!

Kind regards,
Thuy Pham
Spectrum Tuition