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How To Transfer To Sydney Boys High School In Years 8-11 | Schools Guide

In this article, we explain the application process for students wishing to enter Sydney Boys High School in Years 8-11.

Looking to apply for Sydney Boys High School in Years 8-11? In this guide, we outline the processes for different year groups and the limits on students.

 

Who can apply for Sydney Boys in Years 8-11?

Anybody can apply, but the limited numbers of students accepted means only the highest quality applicants are considered.

Typically, the following number of places are offered:

YearNumber of potential spacesNotes
80Students rarely leave Sydney Boys in Year 8 so only a couple places are offered
930Depending on applicant quality and availability up to 30 students may be accepted
100Sydney Boys does not accept enrolments into Year 10 without exceptional circumstances.
116Depending on applicant quality and availability up to 6 students may be accepted
120Sydney Boys does not accept enrolments into Year 12 without exceptional circumstances.

 

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The application process for entering Sydney Boys in Years 8, 9, 11

There is an opportunity for students to enter the school in years 8, 9 and 11 with a direct application to the school. Please note that Sydney Boys does not accept any enrolments into year 10 or 12.

Key dates

  • The closing date for 2022 applications is Friday 16 July 2021 at 3:15 pm.
  • Applications received by mail or in person will not be accepted after this date or time.
  • Short-listed applicants will be invited via email to the Placement Test on Thursday 29 July at 4:30pm in the school’s Great Hall.

Application steps

The application process involves a(n):

  1. Written Application
  2. Placement Test
  3. Interview
  • The closing date for 2022 applications is Friday 16 July 2021 at 3:15 pm.
  • Applications received by mail or in person will not be accepted after this date or time.

 

Written Application

Sydney Boys High School uses its own expanded version of the Department of Education Year 8 to 12 Entry to Selective High Schools Application Form. This form can be found here from mid-June when applications open. The application needs to be returned to the school with a payment of $95 to cover administration costs.

Documents required:

  • Copy of last two school reports
  • The school specifically asks students to not supply any other documents at the initial application stage. However, applicants who are selected for an interview will be required to provide evidence for their claims at a later date.

Applicants will be assessed and ranked according to the following criteria:

  • The educational history of the student
  • His performance in academic competitions
  • His sporting interests and accomplishments
  • His co-curricular interests and abilities
  • His reasons for wishing to attend SBHS
  • The availability of subjects/courses or combinations of these
  • His proximity and ease of access to the school
  • Compassionate circumstances
  • Whether he has siblings already enrolled in the school
  • His desire to access single-sex education
  • The impact on local public comprehensive schools
  • The effects on local area selective classes in comprehensive schools

 

Placement Test

Applicants selected for interview must attend a Placement Test consisting of a range of literacy and numeracy questions. They will be invited by email to the Placement Test on Thursday 29 July, 2021 at 4:30pm in the school’s Great Hall.

 

Interview

Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview with the Principal.

YearMaximum number of interviewsNotes
85Should any more applicants need to be considered they will be ranked on the Selective Schools Entrance Test (SSET) test profile score or IQ test provided with the application and offered places in rank order.
930Should any more applicants need to be considered they will be ranked on the Selective Schools Entrance Test (SSET) test profile score or IQ test provided with the application and offered places in rank order.
116Should any more applicants need to be considered they will be ranked on the basis of the aggregate score from the Placement Test and offered places in rank order.

 

 

Selection process

Applications are considered by a committee including the Principal, Deputy Principal and teacher assessors.

 

Outcomes and offers

Students will either be:

  • Offered a place
  • Put on a reserved list
  • Told they were not successful qualifying for a place
  • Told there are no vacancies for that year

 

 Offers

Students who receive an offer should complete their responses as soon as possible as they lapse if not received by the due date.

Offers will be cancelled if false or misleading information is provided to gain admission.

 

Appeals for review

It is possible to appeal the selection committee’s decision. information of what constitutes a valid reason can be found, here.

 

 

Written by Matrix Education

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