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How To Enter Sydney Girls High School In Year 7 | School Guide

We go through the Selective School Test entrance requirements, and outline the application process.

Do you want to enter Sydney Girls High School in Year 7? In this article, we outline the Selective School Application process to help you make informed decisions.


How To Enter Sydney Girls High School In Year 7

Students who wish to attend Sydney Girls High School, must first complete the Selective School Test.

They will need to apply by November of Year 5, and sit the Test in March of Year 6. Results will be released later in the year.

Only those who have successfully achieved the minimum cut-off score and selected Sydney Girls High School as one of their 4 Selective School options will be admitted to the school.


Entrance requirements for Sydney Girls

Here are the minimum scores for the past 5 years:

YearMinimum Score out of 300

While a school’s entry score is not directly linked to the HSC results, Sydney Girls has consistently maintained their top 15 NSW high school position over the years.


What is the Selective School Test?

The Selective School Test is a standardised state test that NSW students must sit if they wish to attend a Selective School from Year 7.

The Test is designed to be challenging. Even the most gifted student won’t find this exam easy.

This is because the Selective School Test attempts to test student’s skills that are needed to flourish in a Selective School.

Remember, less than one-third of all applicants are successful. Even fewer are admitted into Sydney Girls High School.

If you want to learn more, read our guide about the Selective Schools Guide.


What is being tested?

The Selective Test consists of 4 sections:

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Thinking Skills4040

We provide you with explanations of the different sections, sample questions, and tips to complete the Selective Test in our Selective Schools Guide.


Key information you need to know about applying

If your child wishes to sit the test in March 2021, you would need to have applied during October-November in 2020.

To register your child, here are the important steps you need to follow:

  1. Fill out the application form online.
  2. Choose up to 3 Selective Schools ranked according to your preference.
  3. Submit the form.
  4. Check your email for a confirmation.



  • 13 October: Online Application opens for entry into Selective Schools in 2022
  • 17 November: Application closes
  • 4 December: Principals provide school assessment scores for entry in 2022


  • 25 February: Letter sent to parents regarding test location and further information
  • Thursday 11 March: Test Date for entry to Year 7 in 2022
  • 18 March: Illness/misadventure requests due
  • 25 April: Last day to change Selective School choices for entry in 2022
  • 2 July: Release of results
  • 9 July: Appeals due
  • Mid-July: Due date to accept/reject offers


  • Mid-January: Welcome letter from school for applicants enrolling in Year 7 in 2022


The dates for 2023 applications will be released in the second half of 2021.

More information can be found here in our Selective School Guide.


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