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 2022
Applications for selective high school placement in 2022 opened on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 and were due to close on Monday, 16 November 2020. Due to some technical issues experienced over several hours on Monday morning, the closing date has been extended to 11:59pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) on Tuesday 17 November 2020.
To apply 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.