The Selective High School Placement (SHSP) Exam

We are providing practice online mathematics tests that will help students to get their head around the types of problems in the Selective High School Placement Test.

General Ability (G.A.) refers to a child's ability to think critically, quickly and accurately. G.A. testing provides an indication of intellectual aptitude that is important for both academic performance and assessment.

Is your child is aiming for a place in a Selective High school? This information about how students are chosen for Selective Schools from Sonja Walker, teacher and founder of Kids First Children’s Services in Sydney’s northern beaches, could help our child is achieving excellent academic results in Year 4, 5 or 6, you may be thinking about a Selective High School for your child. Before you apply, though, it’s important to know how the system works so that your child has the best chance of success.

There are 17 fully selective high schools, 25 high schools with selective classes (partially selective), a virtual selective stream (for students enrolled in government schools in rural and remote locations) and 4 agricultural high schools offering selective placement in Year 7.

Daniel Chang is a James Ruse Agricultural High School and Matrix graduate who completed his HSC in 2008. He reveals to Matrix how he got into James Ruse in Year 11 and shares his experience in entering a Selective School after the general Year 7 intake

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