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The OC Test : Preparing Your Child For High School

An ‘Opportunity Class’ (Known affectionately as OC classes) is a specialised 5 & 6 year program which allows your child to thrive with other academically gifted students. Want to find out more about this great experience, read more below!

An OC class operates in year 5 and 6, and are designed to cater to children with a gift for academia. Entry into this program is dependent on 2 factors; a child’s results in the OC test in year 4, and their school’s assessment of their abilities in Maths and English from both their year 4 report and their year 3 NAPLAN results. The test is comprised of 3 topics split into 2 sections, targeting English, Maths, and General Ability in both sections. This may seem daunting, but that’s ok! We will go through how to prepare in a moment.

The OC program is a great entree for students who want to challenge themselves academically, and are bored in their classes at the moment. While the process is incredibly competitive, the test is a great introduction to students who wish to attend a selective school, and have not experienced the time constraints of an examination before. For students with Markitup who wish to attend an OC school, the ones which surround us are:

  • St Johns Park Primary School
  • Harrington Street Primary
  • Smithfield Primary School
  • Casula Primary School.

Students that have made it into the OC exam have a greater chance of making it into a selective school after Year 6 because at school they have been academically supported with a highly accelerated program that prepares them well for more competitive schools. 

If you’re looking for a way to prepare your child for the OC exam, fear not! We here at Markitup offer our fantastic MEGA program, designed specifically for students who want to excel in their studies! Unlike other courses which teach students purely Maths and English, our program also includes a General Ability section to get your child’s mind active and prepared for their big day. We focus on each section evenly, ensuring no subject (or child!) is left behind. With a strong focus on the Australian Curriculum, students are able to excel both in their school work and exam preparation!

For students looking to practice specifically for exams only, we also offer placement tests! These programs allow your child to get a real understanding of the examination process, with each week focussing specifically on a different aspect of the paper, and qualified tutors to guide them every step of the way. These tests are a great way to build your childs confidence in their academic ability, specifically in the few months before sitting such an important exam.

It is essential for your child to feel confident in their abilities, and understand how they can improve and be resilient in their results. We encourage all parents to get involved, and help their child on the road to success by giving them every opportunity to succeed! If you are interested in our MEGA program or Placement Tests, feel free to contact Markitup for more information. 😊

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English Curriculum

Term 1: Persuasive and Narrative Writing
Term 2: Recount and Description Writing
Term 3: Report and Review Writing
Term 4: Explanation and Procedure Writing

Maths Curriculum

Term 1: Numbers & Fractions
Term 2: Financial Maths & Patterns
Term 3: Measurements, Time & Shapes,
Locations, & Transformation
Term 4: Geometry, Chance and Data

English Curriculum

Term 1: Persuasive and Narrative Writing
Term 2: Recount and Description Writing
Term 3: Report, Discussion and Procedure Writing
Term 4: Explanation and Procedure Writing

Maths Curriculum

Term 1: Numbers & Fractions
Term 2: Financial Maths & Patterns
Term 3: Measurements, Time & Shapes, Locations, & Transformation
Term 4: Geometry, Rates & Ratios, Chance and Data

English Curriculum

Term 1: Persuasive and Narrative Writing
Term 2: Recount and Description Writing
Term 3: Report and Review Writing
Term 4: Explanation and Procedure Writing

Maths Curriculum

Term 1: Numbers & Fractions
Term 2: Financial Maths & Patterns
Term 3: Measurements, Time & Shapes,
Locations, & Transformation
Term 4: Geometry, Chance and Data

English Curriculum

Term 1: Sentence & Verb Structure
Term 2: Constructing & Ideas for Sentences
Term 3: Imaginative & Persuasive Texts
Term 4: Information Texts

Maths Curriculum

Term 1: Number Operations
Term 2: Fractions anad Patterns
Term 3: Money and Measurement
Term 4: Time and Data

English Curriculum

Term 1: Sentence & Verb Structure
Term 2: Constructing & Ideas for Sentences
Term 3: Imaginative & Persuasive Texts
Term 4: Information Texts

Maths Curriculum

Term 1: Numbers & Fractions
Term 2: Financial Maths & Patterns
Term 3: Measurements, Time & Shapes,
Locations, & Transformation
Term 4: Geometry, Chance and Data

English Curriculum

Term 1: Persuasive and Narrative Writing
Term 2: Recount and Description Writing
Term 3: Biography and Explanation Writing
Term 4: Poetry and Comparative Writing

Maths Curriculum

Term 1: Numbers & Fractions
Term 2: Financial Maths & Patterns
Term 3: Measurements, Time & Shapes,
Locations, & Transformation
Term 4: Geometry, Chance and Data

English Curriculum

1. Poetry
2. Multimedia Texts
3. Film Technique
4. Drama – Shakespeare
5. Cartoons, Language, Conventions,
6. Extended Response Writing: Speech Writing, Discussion Writing, Explanation Writing, Report Writing, Essay Writing & more!

Maths Curriculum

1. Integers
2. Angles
3. Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
4. Probability
5. Indices and Time
6. Algebra
7. Equations
8. Length, Area & Volume

English Curriculum

1. Texts and human experiences
2. Mastering Essay Writing
3. Mastering Creative Writing
4. Maximise short answer responses
5. Working on individual student’s responses

Maths Curriculum

1. Collecting and presenting data
2. Formulas and equations
3. Earning money and taxation
4. Probability
5. Measurement
6. Managing a home
7. Linear Functions
8. Interest and depreciation
9. Owning a car
10. Analysing data
11. World locations and times
12. Driving Safety

1. Algebraic Techniques
2. Equations and inequalities
3. Functions
4. Trigonometry
5. Calculus
6. Probability
7. Exponential and logarithmic functions
8. Discrete probability and distribution

1. Functions
2. Trigonometric functions
3. Calculus
4. Combinations

English Curriculum

1. Poetry
2. Multimedia Texts
3. Film Technique
4. Drama – Shakespeare
5. Cartoons, Language Conventions,
6. Extended Response Writing: Speech Writing, Discussion Writing, Explanation Writing, Report Writing, Essay Writing & more!

Maths Curriculum

1. Measurement
2. Indices & Surds
3. Probability
4. Statistics
5. Linear Relationships
6. Financial Maths
7. Geometry
8. Quadratics and Parabolas
9. Non-Linear Functions
10. Logs & Polynomia

English Curriculum

1. Financial Maths
2. Inequalities
3. Trigonometry
4. Linear Relationships
5. Measurements
6. Indices & Surds
7. Geometry
8. Quadratics

Maths Curriculum

1. Integers
2. Angles
3. Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
4. Probability
5. Indices and Time
6. Algebra
7. Equations
8. Length, Area & Volume

English Curriculum

1. Poetry
2. Multimedia Texts
3. Film Technique
4. Drama – Shakespeare
5. Cartoons, Language Conventions,
6. Extended Response Writing: Speech Writing, Discussion Writing, Explanation Writing, Report Writing, Essay Writing & more!

Maths Curriculum

1. Algebra and Indices
2. Equations
3. Measurements & Pythagoras Theorem
4. Financial Maths
5. Ratios & Rates
6. Angles, Geometry
7. Linear Relationships
8. Congruency & Data

English Curriculum

1. Mastering Essay Writing
2. Mastering Creative Writing
3. Maximise short answer responses
4. Discover different text types responses
5. Working on individual student’s responses

Maths Curriculum

1. Types of relationships
2. Non-right angled trigonometry
3. Rates and Ratios
4. Investments and Loans
5. Annuities
6. Bivariate Data Analysis
7. The Normal Distribution
8. Network Concepts
9. Critical Path Analysis

1. Sequences and Series
2. Transformation of Functions
3. Trigonometric Functions
4. Further Differentiation
5. Geometrical Applications of Differentiation
6. Integration
7. Statistics
8. Correlation and Regression
9. Investments, annuities and loans
10. Continuous Probability Distributions

1. Vectors
2. Trigonometric Functions
3. Further Differentiation
4. Further Integration
5. Further Vectors
6. Differential Equations
7. Binomial Distribution