Year 5 Fastrain Extended Program

Core Program

The essential preparation for the Selective Schools Placement Test and ACER Scholarship. This comprehensive course will develop your child’s literacy and numeracy skills to allow their greatest success in the Selective Schools and ACER Scholarship exams in just over a year’s time. The Year 5 Fastrain Extended Program is also ideal to ensure your child remains competitive at school. Each lesson contains a half hour dedicated to writing skills followed by 90 minutes each of literacy and numeracy. The Year 5 Fastrain Extended Program has a proven track record as the foundation for Selective Schools success. The North Shore Coaching College has an outstanding record of Selective Schools Test success with NSW’s highest scoring student of all time being a North Shore student. We are also understandably proud of our unrivalled success in students attaining scholarships to the country’s most prestigious private schools.

Course Goals
  • Provide a full range of academic experiences essential for success in the Selective Schools Placement Test
  • Develop advanced literal and inferential comprehensions skills
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Develop competency and creativity in writing across a range of text types
  • Develop superior spelling skills
  • Develop an advanced vocabulary
  • Develop grammar, usage and punctuation skills
  • Develop advanced knowledge of numbers in thousands and beyond
  • Develop numerical operations
  • Develop understandings of fractions and decimals
  • Develop a range of thinking skills (general ability) concepts
  • Develop concepts of area, time and measurement using formal and informal units
  • Develop concepts of graphing, money, chance and probability
  • Develop concepts of shape, position and temperature
  • Develop exam techniques
Course Structure
  • 4 terms in a year, 10 weeks in a term
  • 3.5 hour lessons per week
  • Small class group based
  • Registered teachers
  • Students attend lessons once a week at their allocated time schedule.
  • On Campus
    face-to-face

  • North Shore ONLINE
    Online learning
    at your own pace

  • North Shore LIVE
    (Zoom Classes)

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