Year 3 Online OC Test Prep Course

Develop your child's critical thinking ability for OC success


Complete coverage of 48 OC question types

Build the foundations for OC success with our beginner to intermediate Critical Thinking skills course.

Learn at home

Clear, Structured Weekly Theory Lesson Videos

Pair Theory Lesson Videos with the Matrix Theory Book for a structured and easy to follow learning experience with our Subject Matter Experts.

Books delivered to your home

Easy-to-follow resources that make learning easy

A full set of resources written by subject matter experts that take the difficulty out of learning

Individual help

Q&A Boards for personalised responses

Address any gaps in your learning by posting your questions on the Q&A Boards at any time. Receive a written or video response within 1 working day!

Regular progress updates

Track your child's progress via the Matrix LMS

Check in on your child’s progress by viewing their Online Quiz marks. Assess your child’s exam readiness with tri-weekly tests.



What our Year 3 Online OC Preparation Course students receive

Clear, Structured Theory Lesson Videos

Q&A Boards

Regular Diagnostic Reviews

Comprehensive Theory Book

Practical Exam Skills

Designed at the right level for OC starters

Y3 Critical Thinking Skills 4 - Folding
Y3 Critical Thinking Skills 2 Rotation
Y3 Critical Thinking Skills 1 - Rotation
Y3 Critical Thinking Skills - Odd Shape Out
Y3 Critical Thinking Skills - Verbal Recall
Y3 Critical Thinking Skills - Cyclic patterns
Y3 Critical Thinking Skills - Anagrams
Y3 Critical Thinking Skills 3 - Folding

Clear, Structured Weekly Theory Lesson Videos

Experienced teachers guide you through every concept and example in your Matrix Theory Book.

Easy-to-follow Theory Lesson Videos taught by Subject Matter Experts

Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding with easy to follow theory explanations.

Experienced teachers explain every aspect of the syllabus.

Learn at your own pace, online

Pause, replay or speed up and watch as many times as you need.

Re-watch until you understand with video playback options.

Know everything with worked examples

Every page, every example in detail so you don't miss a thing!

Leave no stone unturned! Every question will be answered and explained in each video lesson.

The Matrix+ Online Learning Method TM

Theory Lesson Videos, Matrix Resources and Online Help at home

Step 1

Watch clear, structured Theory Lesson Videos with your Matrix Theory Book.

Learn at your own pace with easy to follow theory explanations.

Every Monday, students watch their weekly Theory Lesson Videos.

Step 2

Ask questions on the Q&A Boards for Individual Help.

Stuck on a question? Post your question and receive responses within 1 working day.

After your theory lesson, post your questions anytime for individual help.

Step 3

Attempt your weekly Critical Thinking task.

Improve each week.

Attempt your task and flag any questions on the Q&A Board.

Year 3 Online OC Preparation Course Details

 Clear, structured theory lessons led by Subject Matter Experts using the Matrix Theory Book.


Matrix Term 1

Thinking Skills: Spatial Reasoning (Beginner to Intermediate)

This module covers Beginner Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning.

The topics include but are not limited to:

  • Word Order
  • Anagrams
  • Patterns and Incongruous Shapes
  • Reflections and Rotations
  • Shape transformation.

Matrix Term 2

Mathematical Reasoning: Patterns, Puzzles, Measurements (Intermediate)

This module covers Intermediate Mathematical reasoning.

The topics include but not limited to:

  • Number Patterns and Sequences
  • Numerical and Worded Puzzles
  • Graphical and Measurement Problems
  • Nets



Matrix Term 3

Thinking Skills: Logical Reasoning (Intermediate)

This module covers Beginner Thinking Skills.

The topics include but are not limited to:

  • Combinations and Logic puzzles
  • Logical arguments
  • Verbal reasoning

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Year 3 Online OC Preparation Course Schedule

Structured 9-Lesson Online Course

8-Lesson Online Course

Course begins: Monday 24 April 2023

Course concludes: End of the 2023 academic year

Resources will be dispatched to enrolled students on Monday 17 April 2023

*View Matrix+ Terms and Conditions here.

Year 3 Online OC Preparation Course Teachers


Ms Isabel Bunting


Isabel completed her Bachelor of Advanced Science (with 1st Class Hons) at the University of Sydney. She has been tutoring and teaching Physics and Mathematics since 2015. More recently, she has tutored and demonstrated Physics at the University of Sydney.

90+ Teachers

Experienced and inspirational

50+ Hours

Matrix Teacher Induction Training

Over 70%

Of teachers are postgraduates

Above 4.6/5

Student satisfaction survey score

Tried and Tested by Matrix Students


"The online lesson was very straightforward and easy to follow, it felt like an actual face-to-face lesson! I really liked the annotations and diagrams that my teacher made alongside the content. Through this online platform, it was actually easier for me to understand the teacher. The structure in which the lesson was presented helped me engage with the question and directly answer it, while also allowing me to learn at my own pace."

Justin Kim, Knox Grammar School

"I enjoyed being able to re-play parts of the video that I misunderstood, or needed to hear for a second time. I also liked being able to skip over some sections which I was comfortable with or had already finished. Being able to do this allowed me to learn in a way that matched my abilities, and kept me engaged during the lesson. This really helped in solidifying my understanding of the new content, as well as maintaining my engagement."

Nia Worthington, St Ursula's College Kingsgrove

"The online theory lessons complete the entire lesson from that week from beginning to end. There are no questions skipped which provides a better sense of completion and finality to each lesson. Being able to pause the video and rewind is very useful as sometimes I know that I require extra time to run over certain concepts which may be new to me or are more challenging."

Emily Dinh, James Ruse Agricultural High School

Year 3 Online OC Preparation Course Pricing


(inc GST)
per term

Year 3 Online OC Preparation Course includes:


Online lessons taught by Experienced Teachers

9 Engaging Theory Lesson Videos over 9 weeks

Detailed Theory Book delivered to your home

Access to Matrix LMS featuring additional resources

Individual help through the Q&A Boards

Personalised and detailed feedback to address your learning gaps

Triweekly Tests to assess your exam readiness.

Access Theory Lesson Videos and Q&A Boards until the end of the academic year.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the OC test and is it suitable for my child?

The Opportunity Class Placement Test or the OC Test is the entrance test for acceptance into Opportunity Classes (OC) for academically gifted students. It is a paper-based exam for a place (out of 1840) offered in one of 77 NSW public schools.

If your child has been performing well with top marks in school reports or received top performance bands in the NAPLAN exam, you should consider applying your child for the OC test.

How can I prepare my child for the OC test?

Opportunity Classes cater to academically gifted Year 5 and 6 students with exceptional critical thinking abilities.

The best way to prepare your child is to ensure they target any weaknesses in their English and Maths. They also need to learn and develop critical thinking skills required to solve all question types in the OC test.

Who are the teachers in your videos?

Our Matrix classroom Teachers (who are Subject Matter Experts) will be conducting the Online Theory Lesson Videos. They are experienced educators who are knowledgeable and know how to explain things clearly.

How long are the videos online for?

The Matrix+ courses run until 26 March 2023. After the term, students will still be able to access Theory Lesson Videos, Q&A Discussion Boards, and online resources until the end of 31 December 2023.

Can I receive early access?

Do I need to re-enrol every term?

Each term, we’ll check in with you about your Matrix+ enrolment for the following term – you can add, change or remove topics or courses. We’ll then print your new resources and deliver them before the new term begins so you can continue your learning.

When will I receive my resources?

Students who enrol before Sunday 16 April 2023, will have their resources express despatched on Monday 17 April 2023.

What additional help can my child get with Matrix+?

Students will have exclusive access to a Q&A Boards where they can ask questions related to the subject and have them answered by a Subject Matter Expert within 1 working day.

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