What score does a student have to gain to be successful for selective high school placement?
There is no pre-determined score that a student has to achieve to be successful for placement at a particular selective high school as students are placed in rank order to fill the available vacancies. The score held by the last student placed at the school is the 'minimum entry score' that is published on the Unit's website in the following April each year. This score can vary from school to school and from year to year. The greater the demand for the school the higher the entry score is likely to be. For example, in a school with 150 places, the entry score achieved for the 150th ranked student offered a place at that school becomes the entry score.
As a guide, the entry scores required for the previous year are available at: Entry scores
Please note that the scores on the website show the last score offered a place for entry in 2015. The entry score for 2016 will not be known until after the placement process is finalised. Though your child's score may be higher than that shown for last year this does not necessarily mean that they will be offered a place for entry in 2016.