Why give the selective school examination?


Right Track

A high proportion of students gain entry to top Australian Universities in their chosen field of study.


Access to best teachers

Children get access to the best teachers in the school who have the required knowledge and skills to engage them.


High motivation

Children motivation levels remain high due to the collaborative environment and good teacher support.


Focused students

They work in a competitive environment which keeps them focused, disciplined and they work hard.


Impact of school ranking

The students in selective schools get a higher ATAR due to the better performance of the cohorts in these schools.



Children get high ATAR and end up in good universities in the field of their choice.

Important information

The Selective School Placement Test for entry to Year 7 in 2021 is Thursday 12 March 2020.

The High Performing Students Unit moderates school assessment scores using the results of the Selective High Schools Placement Test and then scales scores to calculate the placement score.

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  1. Take a least 3-4 sharpened pencils, erasers, 2 pens into the exam.
  2. Reach the test centre 1 hour before the scheduled start.
  3. Do not study too much for a couple of days before the exam.
  4. Don’t spend too much time on a single question.
  5. Keep your cool and remember you don’t have to get 100%. No one will get 100%.

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