OC Test | Scholarly’s Process and Strategy for OC Success
At scholarly, we focus on 4 things to achieve great results: parent-and-student-relations, overtraining (going beyond the school curriculum), English/GA, vocabulary, and one leader. This year, we recorded great results from our students at scholarly. 15 kids above 250, 34 kids scored above 240 in the OC exams, out of the 34, 29 got scholarships. In this article, we will be discussing the process and strategy we used to achieve these good results.
1.Parents and Student relations
For kids to pass their exams, parents should take responsibility of training their kids at home. As a coaching college that focuses on group tutoring, we have been privileged to have diligent and hardworking parents who have supported us in our coaching process. These parents always made sure their kids watch the class videos, read the learning materials, and complete their assignments on time. Indeed, these parents have been 100% instrumental to our success. Without these committed parents, we would not achieve such huge milestones.
Before admitting students to our tutoring classes, we first ask their parents if they are committed to guiding their kids in the right direction. This is because we have realized that the kids’ performance reflects the quality of the parenting and guidance they receive at home. We usually advise parents to create time for their kids and spend enough time with them. We understand that some parents get extremely busy with work, but in the long run, without proper parental guidance, your child is not likely to pass the exams.
We focus on overtraining our students. We go beyond the normal learning curriculum. Many parents who have gone through our OC training program know that our child test programs are way more difficult than the OC exams. For students in year 4, for example, we train them up to the year 6 level. When we shared our weekly online trial tests with our parents recently, many of them complained about the difficulty of the questions we had given their kids. Most parents don’t understand that for their kids to pass the exam, they need to train beyond the standard of that exam. This helps them to tackle tough questions, reduce nervousness and manage their time well during the actual exams. We have always
employed this strategy to achieve our exemplary results.
3. English/GA vocabulary
4. One leader
Preparing for the Selective and OC exams
2. Thinking skills
4. Writing skills
At scholarly, we have already come up with a coaching curriculum similar to the Cambridge testing style. We give students many questions just to expand their logical reasoning. In the reading and thinking skills section, we focus on one key area every single week. For graph questions, we focus on graph analysis and diagrammatic analysis for a whole week. In article writing, we provide a writing formula for the kids using our original samples for the kids while also encouraging them to master complex English vocabulary.
Many people might view our system as difficult. But at the end of the day, we do our best by providing the right and timely materials for our students. Our goal is to help our students pass their OC exams, get into selective schools and receive competitive scholarships.