welcome to my video guide today I will be outlining how to get into the Selective program / sub school known as the Elizabeth Blackburn school of Sciences or now the Elizabeth Blackburn Sciences I have already had created a written guide on 800 so if you prefer to consume content that way feel free to check the description below quick side note I am by DAC so if you do have any questions or queries feel free to message me but I don't reply as Foster I'd recommend that you add me on one of my other social medias quick disclaimer this video is not sponsored in any way by the school I just thought because I like to help others I hope this guide helps everyone okay so let's begin the application process has two parts the examination under five topics mathematics verbal reasoning reading comprehension science reasoning and a write-up majority of diagrams are multiple-choice and they're under 30 minute with the exception of the riddle I have created a little checklist that I will briefly go over that will outline all the topics that are on the exam so within mathematics there are 16 key topics and within each of those there are couple subheadings or sub features that I'd like you to check out because those are the key questions which they'll ask on the test I will include like a basic question for each as I say it so for per subtopic there is financial mathematics which will involve simple interest there'll be algebra for the second one and double-feature factorizing and expanding surgeon indices will feature index laws and rationalizing denominators and a couple negative fractional powers the fourth topic is simultaneous equations and in equations make sure you know this really well because this is about 10 or around five to ten questions out of the 60 in the mathematics topic there's also linear equations or relationships and they feature gradient formula distance formula and midpoint formula so just the basic y equals x plus C or MX plus C and there's also some nonlinear relationships so there's a couple parabolas binomials and your rates and proportion there's also a small chunk of the test they might include direct proportion indirect portion and conversion between percentage to ratios there's also trigonometry which will feature Pythagoras theorem unit circle exact values another key point is mensuration I advise you to learn all the 3d and 2d area formulas as well as surface area formulas and volume equations as they'll include at least two questions for geometry there is angles and angles between two parallel lines angles between circles angles within triangles that are also in circles so I'd recommend that you pick those up for statistics there's a little bit of interquartile range it will probably be in the form of a graph and there's also key words that you need to learn such as range average median mean mode for probability it's fairly basic only featuring Venn diagrams and three diagrams for polynomials their division of polynomials and it will feature like remainder theorem and factor theorem it might ask you to our factorize one polynomial within the test and they might also include functions and logarithms but I'm not I'm not sure if they included it in this year's JMS s exam which is pretty similar to the e based exam and yeah once again the circle geometry and there are nine theorems within it I recommend like touching base of nine just in case that you do encounter any and then there is a bit of kinematics mainly how fast is one person going so if two people are moving at different speeds at what time will they reach each other that's also a question on the science reasoning exam and yeah that concludes mathematics for verbal reasoning there isn't much knowledge necessarily but there is core components from English language unit one and two which you could learn it's fairly basic and there are four key topics which I recommend that you learn you need to have a wide vocabulary for this exam as well because they'll use a lot of words diverse range to be exact and they'll refer to a lot of antonyms and synonyms which can all be found in like I'm listening right here it also included a couple definitions such as what does this word mean and they'll also do a lot of relation type questions such as room is the house as cell is to blank and in this case it will be ghoul so I'd recommend picking up and reading as much as you can there isn't much you can do to practice for this and there's also one last thing which is finding two statements which strongly suggest this is also another key question type and yeah that concludes the verbal reasoning part for reading comprehension I've broken it down into five key parts such as grammar because you need to have really strong grammar for this you need to also be able to successfully identify correct sentences as well as the correct punctuation and they'll ask you a lot of questions revolving around key points within big chunks of paragraph my tip for this is read the questions first find the key word within that question and then look for that word within the paragraph and that will generally give you the answer a couple words around it for correcting grammar you just have to like I said learn all the drama within English and understand it very well and you also need to find definitions within a sentence in my opinion I found reading comprehension to be my strongest subject yeah I didn't study for it as much yeah I didn't really prepare at all for it I guess reading really helped because I read a decent chunk of books so if you've read a lot of books you should be fine with this and once again it is similar to the John Monash exam so if you've done that previously you should have experience or an advantage when doing this exam so the last multiple choice exam is a science reasoning exam and this contains a lot of basic knowledge from year seven all the way up to years 10 and I found a couple topics which are very important such as physics chemistry and biology I've found some key areas which they normally put on the test so I will be outlining them now so for biology they normally ask about cells particularly organelles they also ask a bit about further synthesis such as what is the equation for it for chemistry they ask before they talk a lot about the first pointy elements they talk about valence electrons organic molecules how it works and reactions between elements as well normally finding precipitation they'll give it in like a graph form and then they'll ask you to find which elements cause their precipitation they also touch on like periodic table group so what are the groups on the twentieth element or what's the group on the 10th element or something similar to that for physics they normally ask about kinematics so laws of motion which is like distance over time equals speed they'll ask about weights pulleys and gears policing gears are a lot but it's only one question out of fifteen or thirty there also is a bit of experimental design interpretation which means like graph analysis or report analysis based on like a science report and they ask for like variables and precision and accuracy and one key thing to note is X the x axis is normally time but that really depends on what you're working with okay so for the last part of the exam there is a writing component and that comprises of the topic worth what do you want to do in the future why and how can eva's help you and in this piece I recommend writing whatever you want like outline exactly how a bisque can help you and prepare like a short fifteen to thirty minute three paragraph essay or persuasive piece explaining like what you want to do with this and yeah you should be sad if you do that one quick note there is they never asks for it at all like it's not even corrected by edgy test and nor is it brought up in the interview I haven't asked the coordinator yet but I'm pretty sure it does have a bit of a contribution to your entrance so I would recommend like focusing on it's still there they might bring it up on the interviews I'm not too sure like for the past two years or three years they haven't really said anything about it that will conclude my checklist slash brief overview of and tips for what you need to do for the exam okay so now I will be outlining my past experience with tutors as well as what I did for preparation so I did Jack tutoring for JMS s entrance in years nine to ten which provided similar conditions to what the IBAs and John Monash exams are like however their program they don't really teach content it pretty much just told me you were bad at this you're bad at that now if you can be bothered go learn it outside another downside to it was it's only your nine to ten entrance not your ten to eleven and and since I normally get a superior for reading comprehension and verbal reasoning I decided to also get a maths a one-on-one maths tutor to help me with my basic skills and help me get a higher score for that that's what allowed me to get a high average for mathematics higher average for verbal reasoning and the superior for reading comprehension but my science reasoning was so bad like an above average but still could have been that anyhow let's talk about tutoring so since there aren't real equations for IBAs and there wasn't much information for it I decided both to provide the information for free and also create a huge tutoring platform slash meet-ups or the bane where if people need it I am able to provide it so I've created practice tests in the link in the description below so those questions that I've included throughout the video they are taken from my practice tests that I've been working on throughout the holidays and up until now and so if you ever want any like resources for the tests feel free to either message me directly and then yeah we could sort things out such as tutoring one-on-one or I can get even one of my friends to help you out and just go over the course content if you don't want to do any of that there are tests for about $35 but if you use my code right here ten off you're able to get a 10% discount and yeah like those are my rates for in-person tutoring I charge about thirty and hours of people are curious about that feel free to contact me over my social medias and by no means do you have to purchase these tasks or arrange for tutoring I'm just saying that if you need it they're there and I'm glad to provide them to you since a lot of my friends and a lot of the people in the year level blur they didn't really need anything all you have to do really it just be motivated and learn all the content that I give you for free that's all you really need to do in terms of studying I only studied two weeks before the exam I did like where I was the mats maybe a day up until the exam and I didn't really prepare much for verbal reasoning or reading calm but I did prepare right off after this results and interviews are given which is about two to four weeks after and on an interview stage occurs but for the purpose of this video that is not going to be included and instead a second part to this hot again Debus video will come out closer to the interview date and yeah this is JC I hope that you found today's content very insightful and helpful I hope that all of you who are taking the exam this year and in the future years are able to do the very best and get into this school as well as even if you don't get into it I just wish you guys the very best you guys try your very best to not regret it in the future this is JC thanks for watching and see you guys next time okay so one last thing before this video ends I'm going to be breaking up this video series about how to get IBAs into three parts part one which is what you've already seen part two will be a frequently asked questions video slash ask me anything video and that will be all about phoebus related so if you have any abuse related questions that you'd like to know feel free to leave them in the comment section below and then I'll make sure to include it in the video before the upcoming exam and the third part will be the interview stage which will be talked about more closer to that date and yeah once again I'd like to thank everyone for getting this far and I hope that today was very helpful thanks and this is JC sighing ow you

13 thoughts on “HOW TO GET INTO EBS/EBSS PART 1 – The Entrance Exam

  1. Hi, I have updated the checklist with new information as the mathematics topics that I have listed will not feature that much Method Unit 1&2 content. Received this information from a student who sat the JMSS exam for yr 11 entrance. Science also focuses more on graph and practical analysis.

    I hope you guys enjoyed the video. I'm going to outline the practice tests that I have created. I think the prices and rates at which I listed them were too high.

    So the new prices are:
    Single test – $8
    All of them – $30

    Practice Test Information:
    1x Verbal Reasoning Test – 50Q
    1x Reading Comprehension – 60Q
    1x Mathematics — 60Q
    1x Science Reasoning –30Q

    They are in the form of a pdf and are able to be printed or viewed.

    I have been giving them to the 2 students who I have been tutoring for this upcoming exam. It is recommended that you follow the time restrictions that I have added.

    To purchase they are available from:

    Thanks and once again, these are only for those who want some extra preparation.

  2. What english do you recommend doing? Did you find Eng Language was a good choice?

    Also what's the best element locker in Ebss and why?

  3. Hi Jayce, I just had a few questions:

    I was watching back your video just now, and took a closer look at a few of the sample questions from your practice test. Some that you have created, are very simple (especially the factorising, expanding and financial related questions). Is this reflective of the level in which the EBSS exam questions will be at (from your experience doing the exam)?

    Also, how much of the science/maths/verbal reasoning/reading comprehension components of the exam, would you say are made up of multiple choice questions? Every question?

  4. My interview panel had my write up on them during the interview but they didn't ask about it. It's just to see if you are a good student for the school.

  5. This year for the jmss exam there were 2 science papers … Science and science reasoning so do you think there will be both or just the reasoning on the ebss exam

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