Selection process

How it works

Students are ranked in order of academic merit based on their performance in the placement test.

To promote fair and equitable access for all high potential and gifted students, the Equity Placement Model helps to address unintended barriers to entry for students from low socio-educational advantage backgrounds, Aboriginal students, rural and remote students, and students with disability.

Learn more about the Equity Placement Model.

Where a student has missed the test for a valid reason, alternative evidence of academic merit will be used to rank the student. This rank will then be reviewed by the selection committee to make placement decisions.

Selection committee decisions

The selection committee reviews and decides upon placement for students who:

  • missed the test due to illness/misadventure
  • are interstate/overseas students
  • are outside the usual age or Year range
  • require special consideration due to their background/equity of access.

The selection committee may make other placement decisions based upon any other relevant factors requiring their attention.

Find out more about the placement outcome information


  • DoE
  • Enrolment, withdrawal, completion

Business Unit:

  • NSW public school
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