Changes to the tests
Opportunity class and selective high school placement tests are transitioning to a new test framework and computer-based format by 2022.
The department is partnering with Cambridge Assessment and Janison Education Group to deliver a modern, world-class selection system for NSW Selective Schools and Opportunity Class placement programs.
Updates will be announced as soon as they are confirmed. Please continue to monitor this site for the latest information.
Find out about key dates in each of the placement processes.
Opportunity classes - Year 5 updates
For the most recent updates to the process of placement in opportunity classes in Year 5 go to Opportunity Classes - Year 5.
Selective high schools - Year 7 updates
Entry to Year 7 in 2021
When vacancies occur, offers will be made to students on reserve lists who have not already accepted offers, until the beginning of Term 2 in 2021.
Entry to Year 7 in 2022
Applications for selective high school placement in Year 7 in 2022 closed at 11:59pm AEST on Tuesday 17 November 2020.
If you did not apply in time because of extenuating circumstances, find out about requests for approval to apply late. Only requests submitted by 5:00 pm on Thursday 11 February can be considered.
If you think you meet the grounds for a late application and can provide supporting evidence for your request, click + Create late application request, located on your selective high school application dashboard before 5:00 pm on Thursday 11 February 2021. If approved, the application must be submitted before 11:59 pm on Friday 12 February 2021.
Samples of the new style of test are now available.
To find out about logging into your application dashboard to make changes or send and receive messages go to Application process.
Entry to Years 8 to 12 in 2021 - updates
For the most recent updates to the process of placement in selective high schools starting in Years 8 to 12 go to Selective high schools - Years 8 to12.