Students must compete academically with all other candidates for entry to each selective high school.
In determining academic merit, the selection committee may consider the following information provided by parents:
- school reports
- outstanding performance in areas which the selection committees consider to be relevant
- additional relevant information as reported by parents
- information about the student's commitment to the study of science and agriculture (agricultural high school applicants only).
The selection committee may ask for further information or may use additional procedures to choose between applicants. These procedures may include the testing of students.
School assessment procedures
Prior to submitting your application it is essential that you consult each school about its assessment requirements.
You can find all school websites at:
The selection committee will consider students with a sensory or physical disability, Aboriginal students and students from a language background other than English to determine whether or not the student's ability to demonstrate academic merit has been disadvantaged by disability or cultural background.