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OC Classes & Selective Schools

Opportunity Classes

Certain schools across NSW offer opportunity classes for high-achieving, academically gifted students in Years 5 and 6. To be considered for enrolment, students must sit the opportunity class placement test in Year 4. The test is held between late July and early August and application packages must be made in May. 

Applications for Year 5 opportunity class placement in 2025 open on 4 April and close on 20 May 2024. 

Students who are offered a placement will attend the opportunity class full time in Years 5 and 6 at the relevant public school. This is a two-year placement program. There is no provision to apply for Year 6 entry only.  

Selective High Schools

Selective high schools provide a challenging environment where high-achieving, academically gifted students can reach their potential. To apply for a selective high school you need to complete an application in Year 5 and students must sit the selective high school placement test in Year 6 to be considered for enrolment.

Some selective high schools accept students for entry into Years 8-12. Applications are available in June and must be made directly to your preferred school.

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