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.
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:
|Year||Number of potential spaces||Notes|
|8||0||Students rarely leave Sydney Boys in Year 8 so only a couple places are offered|
|9||30||Depending on applicant quality and availability up to 30 students may be accepted|
|10||0||Sydney Boys does not accept enrolments into Year 10 without exceptional circumstances.|
|11||6||Depending on applicant quality and availability up to 6 students may be accepted|
|12||0||Sydney Boys does not accept enrolments into Year 12 without exceptional circumstances.|
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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.
The application process involves a(n):
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.
Applicants will be assessed and ranked according to the following criteria:
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.
Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview with the Principal.
|Year||Maximum number of interviews||Notes|
|8||5||Should 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.|
|9||30||Should 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.|
|11||6||Should 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.|
Applications are considered by a committee including the Principal, Deputy Principal and teacher assessors.
Students will either be:
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.
It is possible to appeal the selection committee’s decision. information of what constitutes a valid reason can be found, here.