Official SEAMO Testing Centre
We are proud to announce that North Shore Coaching College is an authorised Southeast Asian Mathematical Olympiad (SEAMO) Testing Centre. SEAMO will be held in September 2020 at the following campuses: Chatswood (Principal Campus), Rosebery and Hornsby.
What is SEAMO?
This Mathematical Olympiad is a unique training and assessment platform developing and testing the highest levels of creative thinking and logical reasoning. SEAMO has helped more than 50,000 students across 18 countries develop critical thinking skills that are required to excel in school and in the workplace.
Originated in Singapore, SEAMO’s curriculum framework and testing methods falls in line with the Singaporean Ministry of Education’s 21st Century Core Competencies. SEAMO’s emphasis on critical thinking skills encourages students to make connections between different concepts and think out of the box in order to be successful in school and in the workplace. With this vision in mind, SEAMO has gained popularity among schools and parents to become the most highly acclaimed Maths Olympiad competition in the region. SEAMO will be conducted in 20 countries by 2021.
SEAMO is open to students aged from 7 to 18 years old. North Shore Coaching College will be offering SEAMO at Chatswood and selected campuses in Spring 2020.
The format of SEAMO will be a 1.5 hour written exam which includes 25 questions in multiple choice and written response format. There are 6 papers for different year groups:
- Paper A – Lower Primary (Years 1-2)
- Paper B – Middle Primary (Years 3-4)
- Paper C – Upper Primary (Years 5-6)
- Paper D – Junior (Years 7-8)
- Paper E – Intermediate (Years 9-10)
- Paper F – Senior (Years 11-12)
All students will receive a certificate and high achieving students will have an opportunity to represent Australia in SEAMO X in early 2021.
Why sit SEAMO?
- Formulated based on Singaporean Ministry of Education’s 21st Century Core Competencies.
- Places strong emphasis on creative and inventive thinking as opposed to technical maths skills.
- Candidates are trained and provided unlimited online practice before the competition at no additional cost.
- Gain a global perspective by competing against the brightest minds from 18 different countries.
- SEAMO winners have received scholarships and secured seats in top international schools.
- SEAMO winners will qualify for a chance to represent their country in the Global Round of the competition, SEAMO X.
If you would like to prepare further for SEAMO, you can purchase workbooks and past papers at the North Shore Shop.
North Shore Coaching College offers SEAMO to all students, providing that they will NOT be sitting SEAMO at their school or any authorised SEAMO testing centre.