Opportunity classes – Year 5


Find out about key dates in the placement process for Year 5 entry in 2021.

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.

Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2021

Owing to the most recent NSW Health advice received on 14 August, the Opportunity Class Placement Test has been rescheduled to Wednesday 18 November 2020.

Only students whose parents have received a confirmation email from the High Performing Students Team are eligible to sit the test on the new date of 18 November. The application portal will not be re-opened for new applications.

Further details will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.

Change of school choice/s

You can change school choices without explanation before 25 November 2020 using the Change of choice form.

Review of Selective Education Access

In December 2018, the NSW Minister for Education, Rob Stokes, announced the findings of the Review of Selective Education Access. For more information, see Review of Selective Education Access: Findings and Action Plan.

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