What are selective high schools?
Selective high schools cater for academically gifted students with high potential who may otherwise be without sufficient classmates of their own academic standard.
Selective high schools help these students to learn by grouping them with students of similar ability, using specialised teaching methods and materials. Selective high schools are unzoned so parents can apply regardless of where they live.
The High Performing Students Team administers Year 7 placement in a selective high school. This is a separate process to that for entry to specialist high schools such as performing arts or sports high schools. The Conservatorium High School External link is a specialist high school but applicants take the Selective High School Placement Test as part of their application to the Conservatorium..
Types of selective high schools. There are two types of selective high schools offering Year 7 placement ? fully selective and partially selective. They are located throughout NSW.
Fully selective high schools
Partially selective high schools
The Selective High School Placement Test consists of a 20 minute writing test and three 40 minute multiple-choice tests in: reading (45 questions) mathematics (40 questions) general ability (60 questions)