St Andrew’s College, Gramestown, Grades 8s write the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) IBTs Reasoning Test in October each year.
In Reasoning, the skills assessed require students to think critically, make logical deductions, identify connections and spot patterns. The questions asked do not require any prior knowledge from any particular content area. Instead, students must demonstrate their abilities to think outside the box and use their higher-order thinks skills to solve non-routine problems.
The content of these test papers is based on questions that have been successfully used to identify high-achieving students for scholarship placements. However, students who do not perform so well on ‘traditional’ academic tests may excel on IBT Reasoning as it is their general capabilities that are being assessed here.
Congratulations to the following Grade 8 (2020) boys who did well in the tests. HONOURS CERTIFICATE is 100th percentile in South Africa (top 1% in the Country), HIGH DISTINCTION is above 95th percentile in South Africa and DISTINCTION is above the 90th percentile in South Africa.
Grades 8 – 10 write the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) IBTs. All three grades write the Reasoning Test, and Grade 9 also write a Mathematics and English test.
In the Grade 9 Mathematics IBT, 3 400 South African children wrote and 6 700 international pupils.In Mathematics the skills assessed include interpreting data, inferring, predicting, drawing conclusions, reasoning and problem solving. For Mathematics questions, students are asked to make sense of mathematical concepts in everyday situations.
IBT Mathematics is not about simply remembering rules and procedures; it requires students to use higher-order thinking skills to apply their mathematical skills to solve problems.
Congratulations to the following boys.HONOURS CERTIFICATE is 100th percentile in South Africa (top 1% in the Country)HIGH DISTINCTION is above 95th percentile in South AfricaDISTINCTION is above the 90th percentile in South Africa.