In this article, we briefly go through the entrance requirements for North Sydney Girls High School, including Year 7 admissions, and Years 8-11 transfers.
How hard is it to get into North Sydney Girls High School?
North Sydney Girls has high standards for admitting students to the school. The majority of the students enter North Sydney Girls in Year 7 after sitting and excelling in the Selective Schools Admission Test.
North Sydney Girls High School is known for having one of the highest entry cut-off scores for high schools in NSW (top 10). Here are the cut-off marks in the past 5 years:
Minimum Score out of 300
You can find more data about the minimum cut-off marks for selective schools on the NSW government website, here. On average, only 1/3 of applicants are accepted into a selective school. Only a smaller fraction are accepted into North Sydney Girls High School.
After Year 7, North Sydney Girls also accepts a small number of students transferring from other schools in Years 8-11.
There is a maximum enrolment of 150 students per grade, from years 7 – 10.
So, vacancies only arise if a student leaves. Additional places are opened for students wishing to enter in Year 11.
As you can see, the standards for study at North Sydney Girls High School are set quite high and the school is very competitive.
Entrance requirements for North Sydney Girls High School
There are 2 ways to be admitted to North Sydney Girls High School. That is, through a selective test in Year 6, or by completing the ACER test and providing evidence of high performance in Years 8-10.
150 students are admitted in Year 7 every year. These are high performing students who achieved the minimum cut-off Selective School Test score.
For students wishing to take the Selective School Test, you must apply by November of Year 5, and sit the Selective High School Placement Test in March of Year 6. Results will be released later that year.
If you want to learn more about the Selective School Test, read our Selective School Guide. Conversely, you will find more detailed information about this process in the next part of the guide: Applying to North Sydney Girls in Year 7.
North Sydney Girls High School only accepts students from Years 8 – 10 when there are vacancies. This is because they have a maximum enrolment of 150 students per grade for Years 8 – 10.
More vacancies are opened for students wishing to transfer into the school in Year 11.
All students who wish to transfer to North Sydney Girls from years 8-11 will have to:
Achieve a high result in the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER) Higher Ability Selection Test
Provide evidence of high performance in school academics and extracurricular activities.
You will need to apply a year prior to the year you wish to attend the school. For example, if you wish to attend North Sydney Girls High School in Year 11, you will need to apply in Year 10.
Note: North Sydney Girls does not accept any new students in Year 12.
We will go through this process in more detail in Part 3 of this Guide: Transferring into North Sydney Girls High School in Years 8-11.
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