If you weren't able to gain acceptance into the selective high school you wanted in year 7, here's your second chance. You can still apply for year 8 to 12 placements every year, albeit there are some that don't accept students in year 12. The availability of vacancies usually depends on how many students left the year before, and spots normally become more competitive the closer it is to the HSC. You can only apply for a maximum of 3 selective high schools in one year.
Unlike the year 7 tests, there is no standardised system for entrance. Even though there is a standard application form you have to complete, each school has their own additional forms and their own methods of assessing students for entry. Have a look here for the full list of selective high schools.
22 July 2016:
- Closing date for completed application forms to be submitted to chosen selective schools
- A separate form must be submitted to each school you are applying for.
Students may be asked to sit an entrance test. You may also be interviewed by the principal or a selected panel and you're assessment is usually based on your academic results as well as involvement in extracurricular activities.
- Outcome advice and result of application is sent to applicants.
Selective High School Entrance Information Pages
It is important to first find out the different enrolment procedures and processing costs of each selective high school by going onto their website. Furthermore, you may also have to contact the school to find out the availability of spots. To help you, below are the links to the enrolment information pages for each selective high school.
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