OC Minimum Entry Scores | Opportunity Class Test Guide

Read the list of minimum entry scores for 76 opportunity classes offering placement in Year 5 for entry in 2021.

Minimum entry scores for opportunity classes

The minimum entry score for an opportunity class is the lowest score a student was accepted into a school with Opportunity Class.

Minimum entry scores vary from school to school and from year to year.

For example, in 2021 the minimum entry score for Ermington public school was 244 and for Woollarah public school was 220.

 

What are the OC minimum entry scores for 2021?

The minimum entry scores ranged from 160 to 250.

On average, 1 out of 8 students was accepted into one of 76 opportunity classes offering placement in Year 5 for entry in 2021.

  • Number of Opportunity Class vacancies: 1830
  • Number of Opportunity Class applicants 14561
  • Average acceptance rate: 1 out of 8 (12.6%)
  • School with the highest minimum entry score: Beecroft Public School (250)

 

2021 and 2020 OC minimum entry scores comparison by school

The minimum entry score for acceptance into a school that offers an opportunity class is listed in the table below.

School Name 2021 Cut-off 2020 Cut-Off
Alexandria Park Community School 207 202
Alstonville Public School 176 161
Armidale City Public School 165 171
Artarmon Public School 235 232
Ashfield Public School 226 226
Aurora College (Virtual) 195 N/A
Balgowlah Heights Public School 217 211
Balmain Public School 217 214
Bathurst West Public School 173 160
Beecroft Public School 250 251
Biraban Public School 162 162
Blacktown South Public School 216 218
Blaxcell Street Public School 210 205
Blaxland East Public School 186 N/A
Bradbury Public School 189 187
Camden South Public School 190 186
Caringbah North Public School 212 208
Casula Public School 207 205
Cessnock West Public School 160 164
Chatswood Public School 235 233
Colyton Public School 197 185
Coonabarabran Public School 161 163
Cudgegong Valley Public School 163 163
Dubbo West Public School 167 161
Dural Public School 237 232
Earlwood Public School 220 212
Ermington Public School 244 239
Georges Hall Public School 218 222
Goonellabah Public School 163 160
Gosford Public School 209 197
Goulburn West Public School 160 162
Greenacre Public School 203 200
Greystanes Public School 226 226
Harrington Street Public School 200 204
Holsworthy Public School 216 220
Hurstville Public School 227 221
Illaroo Road Public School 161 161
Ironbark Ridge Public School 235 229
Jewells Primary School 180 172
Kingswood Public School 201 190
Leumeah Public School 216 211
Lithgow Public School 161 161
Maryland Public School 188 170
Matthew Pearce Public School 248 239
Mona Vale Public School 209 207
Moree Public School 160 162
Neutral Bay Public School 229 222
New Lambton South Public School 195 203
Newbridge Heights Public School 202 213
North Rocks Public School 244 243
Picnic Point Public School 219 217
Port Macquarie Public School 160 160
Quakers Hill Public School 227 224
Queanbeyan South Public School 165 168
Richmond Public School 182 170
Rutherford Public School 172 177
Ryde Public School 236 230
Smithfield Public School 197 204
Soldiers Point Public School 168 176
South Grafton Public School 160 161
St Andrews Public School 206 194
St Johns Park Public School 211 201
Sturt Public School 169 164
Summer Hill Public School 235 238
Sutherland Public School 220 211
Tahmoor Public School 161 161
Tamworth Public School 171 176
Tamworth South Public School 160 161
Tighes Hill Public School 197 185
Toormina Public School 160 162
Waitara Public School 233 237
Wentworth Falls Public School 194 165
Wilkins Public School 216 211
Wollongong Public School 208 208
Woollahra Public School 220 219
Wyong Public School 183 166

Source: NSW Department of Education

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does the OC minimum entry score represent the performance of the school?

A: The minimum entry score is not an indicator of the relative performance of the primary schools with opportunity classes.

 

Q: When are the minimum entry scores for opportunity class placement released?

A: The NSW Department of Education publishes the minimum entry scores for opportunity class placement annually at the end of Term 1.

 

Q: Should I be using the minimum entry score for choosing my child’s opportunity classes?

A: Parents should consider the following factors when considering their choice of opportunity classes:

  • The minimum entry score
  • The curriculum offered at each school
  • The travelling times between home and school.​

 

Q: How is the minimum entry score for opportunity class determined?

A: The minimum entry score is determined by the geographical location of the schools and the academic merit of the students applying for entry.

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