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Our experienced teachers will work with your child to familiarise them with what to expect on exam day and extend their current knowledge to help them feel prepared.

 

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What is the Selective High School Test?

Selective High Schools are designed for academically gifted students who would benefit from learning in an environment tailored to brighter students. Students sit the Test in Year 6 for placement in Year 7.

Unlike other tests, like NAPLAN, the Selective High School Test is not mandatory and it is encouraged that only students who are excelling at school apply. There are 47 selective high schools for Year 7 entry each year, including an online class, Aurora College, for rural and remote students. This includes 17 selective high schools & 25 partially selective high schools. 

There are 47 Selective High Schools located across the state of NSW.


Fully Selective High Schools – Coeducational

SchoolLocationPlaces
Baulkham Hills High SchoolWindsor Road, Baulkham Hills 2153180
Caringbah High SchoolWillarong Road, Caringbah 2229150
Fort Street High SchoolParramatta Road, Petersham 2049150
Girraween High SchoolGilba Road, Girraween 2145120
Gosford High SchoolRacecourse Road, Gosford 2250180
Northern Beaches Secondary College: Manly CampusAbbott Road, North Curl Curl 2099120
Merewether High SchoolChatham Street, Broadmeadow 2292180
Penrith High SchoolHigh Street, Penrith 2750150
Smiths Hill High SchoolGipps Street, Wollongong 2500120

Fully Selective High Schools – Male

SchoolLocationPlaces
Normanhurst Boys High SchoolPennant Hills Road, Normanhurst 2076120
North Sydney Boys High SchoolFalcon Street, Crows Nest 2065150
Sydney Boys High SchoolCleveland Street, Moore Park, Surry Hills 2021180
Sydney Technical High SchoolForest Road, Bexley 2207150

Fully Selective High Schools – Female

SchoolLocationPlaces
Hornsby Girls High SchoolEdgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby 2077120
North Sydney Girls High SchoolPacific Highway, Crows Nest 2065150
St George Girls High SchoolVictoria Street, Kogarah 2217150
Sydney Girls High SchoolAnzac Parade, Surry Hills 2010150

Partially Selective High Schools

SchoolLocationPlaces
Alexandria Park Community School*Park Road, Alexandria 201530
Armidale Secondary CollegeCrest Road, Armidale 235030
Auburn Girls High SchoolHunter Street and Braemar Ave, Auburn 214430
Balmain Campus*Terry Street, Rozelle 203960
Blacktown Boys High SchoolSunnyholt Road & Fifth Ave, Blacktown 214830
Blacktown Girls High SchoolFifth Avenue, Blacktown 214830
Blackwattle Bay Campus*Taylor St, Glebe 2037n/a
Bonnyrigg High SchoolElizabeth Drive, Bonnyrigg 217760
Chatswood High SchoolCentennial Avenue, Chatswood 206760
Elizabeth Macarthur High SchoolWaterworth Drive, Narellan Vale 256760
Gorokan High SchoolGoobarabah Ave, Gorokan 226330
Grafton High SchoolOliver & Mary Streets, Grafton 246030
Granville Boys High School14 Mary Street, Granville 214230
Karabar High SchoolDonald Road, Queanbeyan 262030
Kooringal High SchoolZiegler Avenue, Kooringal 265030
Leichhardt Campus*Balmain Road, Leichhardt 204060
Macquarie Fields High SchoolHarold Street, Macquarie Fields 256490
Moorebank High SchoolBangalow Avenue, Moorebank 217060
Parramatta High SchoolGreat Western Hwy & Pitt St, Parramatta 215060
Peel High SchoolGunnedah Road, Tamworth 234030
Prairiewood High SchoolPrairie Vale Road, Wetherill Park 216460
Richmond High School & (Dual campus delivery)30
Richmond Agricultural College*
Rose Bay Secondary College*Hardy Street, Dover Heights 203060
Ryde Secondary CollegeMalvina Street, Ryde 211260
Sefton High SchoolHector Street, Sefton 216288
Tempe High School*Unwins Bridge Road, Tempe 204460

*Alexandria Park, Rose Bay and Tempe have targeted places available for Aboriginal students.

Richmond Agricultural College operates across two campuses: Richmond High School and Richmond Agricultural College Centre of Excellence, Vines Drive Western Sydney University Hawkesbury Campus. Students in the selective stream must study agriculture.

Sydney Secondary College Balmain and Leichhardt campuses offer places in Years 7 to 10. Students from these campuses will generally proceed to Sydney Secondary College Blackwattle Bay Campus for Years 11 and 12.

Agricultural High School: Day Places Only – Coeducational

SchoolLocationPlaces
James Ruse Agricultural High School17–31 Felton Road, Carlingford 211120

Agricultural High School: Boarder Places Only – Coeducational

SchoolLocationPlaces
Yanco Agricultural High School: Female boarderEuroley Road, Yanco 270330
Yanco Agricultural High School: Male boarderEuroley Road, Yanco 270330

Agricultural High School: Boarder & Day Places – Male

SchoolLocationPlaces
Hurlstone Agricultural High School: Female boarderRoy Watts Road, Glenfield 216715
Hurlstone Agricultural High School: Male BoarderRoy Watts Road, Glenfield NSW 216715
Hurlstone Agricultural High School: Day StudentsRoy Watts Road, Glenfield 2167120

Virtual Selective High School

SchoolLocationPlaces
Aurora College*In NSW rural host high schools90

Reading

30 questions in 40 minutes

Mathematical Reasoning

35 questions in 40 minutes

Thinking Skills

40 questions in 40 minutes

Writing

1 question in 30 minutes

All questions are multiple-choice, except the Writing Test which is open response.

What is the Selective High School Test?

Selective High Schools are designed for academically gifted students who would benefit from learning in an environment tailored to brighter students. Students sit the Test in Year 6 for placement in Year 7.

Unlike other tests, like NAPLAN, the Selective High School Test is not mandatory and it is encouraged that only students who are excelling at school apply. There are 47 selective high schools for Year 7 entry each year, including an online class, Aurora College, for rural and remote students. This includes 17 selective high schools & 25 partially selective high schools. 

There are 47 Selective High Schools located across the state of NSW.


Fully Selective High Schools – Coeducational

SchoolLocationPlaces
Baulkham Hills High SchoolWindsor Road, Baulkham Hills 2153180
Caringbah High SchoolWillarong Road, Caringbah 2229150
Fort Street High SchoolParramatta Road, Petersham 2049150
Girraween High SchoolGilba Road, Girraween 2145120
Gosford High SchoolRacecourse Road, Gosford 2250180
Northern Beaches Secondary College: Manly CampusAbbott Road, North Curl Curl 2099120
Merewether High SchoolChatham Street, Broadmeadow 2292180
Penrith High SchoolHigh Street, Penrith 2750150
Smiths Hill High SchoolGipps Street, Wollongong 2500120

Fully Selective High Schools – Male

SchoolLocationPlaces
Normanhurst Boys High SchoolPennant Hills Road, Normanhurst 2076120
North Sydney Boys High SchoolFalcon Street, Crows Nest 2065150
Sydney Boys High SchoolCleveland Street, Moore Park, Surry Hills 2021180
Sydney Technical High SchoolForest Road, Bexley 2207150

Fully Selective High Schools – Female

SchoolLocationPlaces
Hornsby Girls High SchoolEdgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby 2077120
North Sydney Girls High SchoolPacific Highway, Crows Nest 2065150
St George Girls High SchoolVictoria Street, Kogarah 2217150
Sydney Girls High SchoolAnzac Parade, Surry Hills 2010150

Partially Selective High Schools

SchoolLocationPlaces
Alexandria Park Community School*Park Road, Alexandria 201530
Armidale Secondary CollegeCrest Road, Armidale 235030
Auburn Girls High SchoolHunter Street and Braemar Ave, Auburn 214430
Balmain Campus*Terry Street, Rozelle 203960
Blacktown Boys High SchoolSunnyholt Road & Fifth Ave, Blacktown 214830
Blacktown Girls High SchoolFifth Avenue, Blacktown 214830
Blackwattle Bay Campus*Taylor St, Glebe 2037n/a
Bonnyrigg High SchoolElizabeth Drive, Bonnyrigg 217760
Chatswood High SchoolCentennial Avenue, Chatswood 206760
Elizabeth Macarthur High SchoolWaterworth Drive, Narellan Vale 256760
Gorokan High SchoolGoobarabah Ave, Gorokan 226330
Grafton High SchoolOliver & Mary Streets, Grafton 246030
Granville Boys High School14 Mary Street, Granville 214230
Karabar High SchoolDonald Road, Queanbeyan 262030
Kooringal High SchoolZiegler Avenue, Kooringal 265030
Leichhardt Campus*Balmain Road, Leichhardt 204060
Macquarie Fields High SchoolHarold Street, Macquarie Fields 256490
Moorebank High SchoolBangalow Avenue, Moorebank 217060
Parramatta High SchoolGreat Western Hwy & Pitt St, Parramatta 215060
Peel High SchoolGunnedah Road, Tamworth 234030
Prairiewood High SchoolPrairie Vale Road, Wetherill Park 216460
Richmond High School & (Dual campus delivery)30
Richmond Agricultural College*
Rose Bay Secondary College*Hardy Street, Dover Heights 203060
Ryde Secondary CollegeMalvina Street, Ryde 211260
Sefton High SchoolHector Street, Sefton 216288
Tempe High School*Unwins Bridge Road, Tempe 204460

*Alexandria Park, Rose Bay and Tempe have targeted places available for Aboriginal students.

Richmond Agricultural College operates across two campuses: Richmond High School and Richmond Agricultural College Centre of Excellence, Vines Drive Western Sydney University Hawkesbury Campus. Students in the selective stream must study agriculture.

Sydney Secondary College Balmain and Leichhardt campuses offer places in Years 7 to 10. Students from these campuses will generally proceed to Sydney Secondary College Blackwattle Bay Campus for Years 11 and 12.

Agricultural High School: Day Places Only – Coeducational

SchoolLocationPlaces
James Ruse Agricultural High School17–31 Felton Road, Carlingford 211120

Agricultural High School: Boarder Places Only – Coeducational

SchoolLocationPlaces
Yanco Agricultural High School: Female boarderEuroley Road, Yanco 270330
Yanco Agricultural High School: Male boarderEuroley Road, Yanco 270330

Agricultural High School: Boarder & Day Places – Male

SchoolLocationPlaces
Hurlstone Agricultural High School: Female boarderRoy Watts Road, Glenfield 216715
Hurlstone Agricultural High School: Male BoarderRoy Watts Road, Glenfield NSW 216715
Hurlstone Agricultural High School: Day StudentsRoy Watts Road, Glenfield 2167120

Virtual Selective High School

SchoolLocationPlaces
Aurora College*In NSW rural host high schools90

Reading

30 questions in 40 minutes

Mathematical Reasoning

35 questions in 40 minutes

Thinking Skills

40 questions in 40 minutes

Writing

1 question in 30 minutes

All questions are multiple-choice, except the Writing Test which is open response.

What is the Selective High School Test?

Selective High Schools are designed for academically gifted students who would benefit from learning in an environment tailored to brighter students. Students sit the Test in Year 6 for placement in Year 7.

Unlike other tests, like NAPLAN, the Selective High School Test is not mandatory and it is encouraged that only students who are excelling at school apply. There are 47 selective high schools for Year 7 entry each year, including an online class, Aurora College, for rural and remote students. This includes 17 selective high schools & 25 partially selective high schools. 

There are 47 Selective High Schools located across the state of NSW.


Fully Selective High Schools – Coeducational

SchoolLocationPlaces
Baulkham Hills High SchoolWindsor Road, Baulkham Hills 2153180
Caringbah High SchoolWillarong Road, Caringbah 2229150
Fort Street High SchoolParramatta Road, Petersham 2049150
Girraween High SchoolGilba Road, Girraween 2145120
Gosford High SchoolRacecourse Road, Gosford 2250180
Northern Beaches Secondary College: Manly CampusAbbott Road, North Curl Curl 2099120
Merewether High SchoolChatham Street, Broadmeadow 2292180
Penrith High SchoolHigh Street, Penrith 2750150
Smiths Hill High SchoolGipps Street, Wollongong 2500120

Fully Selective High Schools – Male

SchoolLocationPlaces
Normanhurst Boys High SchoolPennant Hills Road, Normanhurst 2076120
North Sydney Boys High SchoolFalcon Street, Crows Nest 2065150
Sydney Boys High SchoolCleveland Street, Moore Park, Surry Hills 2021180
Sydney Technical High SchoolForest Road, Bexley 2207150

Fully Selective High Schools – Female

SchoolLocationPlaces
Hornsby Girls High SchoolEdgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby 2077120
North Sydney Girls High SchoolPacific Highway, Crows Nest 2065150
St George Girls High SchoolVictoria Street, Kogarah 2217150
Sydney Girls High SchoolAnzac Parade, Surry Hills 2010150

Partially Selective High Schools

SchoolLocationPlaces
Alexandria Park Community School*Park Road, Alexandria 201530
Armidale Secondary CollegeCrest Road, Armidale 235030
Auburn Girls High SchoolHunter Street and Braemar Ave, Auburn 214430
Balmain Campus*Terry Street, Rozelle 203960
Blacktown Boys High SchoolSunnyholt Road & Fifth Ave, Blacktown 214830
Blacktown Girls High SchoolFifth Avenue, Blacktown 214830
Blackwattle Bay Campus*Taylor St, Glebe 2037n/a
Bonnyrigg High SchoolElizabeth Drive, Bonnyrigg 217760
Chatswood High SchoolCentennial Avenue, Chatswood 206760
Elizabeth Macarthur High SchoolWaterworth Drive, Narellan Vale 256760
Gorokan High SchoolGoobarabah Ave, Gorokan 226330
Grafton High SchoolOliver & Mary Streets, Grafton 246030
Granville Boys High School14 Mary Street, Granville 214230
Karabar High SchoolDonald Road, Queanbeyan 262030
Kooringal High SchoolZiegler Avenue, Kooringal 265030
Leichhardt Campus*Balmain Road, Leichhardt 204060
Macquarie Fields High SchoolHarold Street, Macquarie Fields 256490
Moorebank High SchoolBangalow Avenue, Moorebank 217060
Parramatta High SchoolGreat Western Hwy & Pitt St, Parramatta 215060
Peel High SchoolGunnedah Road, Tamworth 234030
Prairiewood High SchoolPrairie Vale Road, Wetherill Park 216460
Richmond High School & (Dual campus delivery)30
Richmond Agricultural College*
Rose Bay Secondary College*Hardy Street, Dover Heights 203060
Ryde Secondary CollegeMalvina Street, Ryde 211260
Sefton High SchoolHector Street, Sefton 216288
Tempe High School*Unwins Bridge Road, Tempe 204460

*Alexandria Park, Rose Bay and Tempe have targeted places available for Aboriginal students.

Richmond Agricultural College operates across two campuses: Richmond High School and Richmond Agricultural College Centre of Excellence, Vines Drive Western Sydney University Hawkesbury Campus. Students in the selective stream must study agriculture.

Sydney Secondary College Balmain and Leichhardt campuses offer places in Years 7 to 10. Students from these campuses will generally proceed to Sydney Secondary College Blackwattle Bay Campus for Years 11 and 12.

Agricultural High School: Day Places Only – Coeducational

SchoolLocationPlaces
James Ruse Agricultural High School17–31 Felton Road, Carlingford 211120

Agricultural High School: Boarder Places Only – Coeducational

SchoolLocationPlaces
Yanco Agricultural High School: Female boarderEuroley Road, Yanco 270330
Yanco Agricultural High School: Male boarderEuroley Road, Yanco 270330

Agricultural High School: Boarder & Day Places – Male

SchoolLocationPlaces
Hurlstone Agricultural High School: Female boarderRoy Watts Road, Glenfield 216715
Hurlstone Agricultural High School: Male BoarderRoy Watts Road, Glenfield NSW 216715
Hurlstone Agricultural High School: Day StudentsRoy Watts Road, Glenfield 2167120

Virtual Selective High School

SchoolLocationPlaces
Aurora College*In NSW rural host high schools90

Reading

30 questions in 40 minutes

Mathematical Reasoning

35 questions in 40 minutes

Thinking Skills

40 questions in 40 minutes

Writing

1 question in 30 minutes

All questions are multiple-choice, except the Writing Test which is open response.

When is the Selective High School Test?

9th May 2024

The Selective High School test date has been confirmed: 9th May 2024. 

 

Applications for Year 7 2025 entry closed on 20th November 2023.

 

The Selective High School Test Results will be released around late-August 2024.

How to Prepare for the Test?

Weekly Tuition

At MWNS, we recommend that students planning on sitting the Selective High School test enrol into Individual Lessons on a weekly basis. These one hour classes are $91/hr and allow our tutors to teach your child all 4 test areas – Reading, Mathematical Reasoning, Thinking Skills & Writing.

 

In these one-on-one lessons, our friendly and experienced tutors will be able to prepare your child for the test by teaching content, exam tips and strategies as well as preparing students for performing in exam conditions with time restraints.

 

We also run a Selective High School Test Preparation Course in the Term 1 School Holidays!

Selective High School Test Preparation Course

Content & Structure:

Day 1:

  • Understanding the Test
  • Exam Tips, Strategies & Common Mistakes
  • Reading
  • Thinking Skills

Day 2:

  • Thinking Skills
  • Mathematical Reasoning

Day 3:

  • Writing
  • Summary
Dates:

Tuesday 16th –  Thursday 18th April 2024

Time:

9:30am – 1:30pm (4 hours each day)

Total Hours:

12 hours 

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