Minimum Entry Scores for NSW Opportunity Classes - 2019

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The minimum scores for 2019 entry to NSW Opportunity Classes

This is the list of primary schools with Opportunity Classes sorted by minimum entry score. You may also be interested in minimum entry scores for NSW selective high schools.

The score or the sorting is not a ranking of the primary schools with opportunity classes. It is determined by the geographical location of the schools and the academic merit of the students applying for entry. It should not be used as the only criterion for choosing Opportunity Classes. Parents should also consider factors such as the curriculum offered at each school, travelling time and transport.

SchoolMinimum Entry Score
Beecroft Public School 246
North Rocks Public School 238
Matthew Pearce Public School 237
Ermington Public School 234
Summer Hill Public School 233
Artarmon Public School 232
Waitara Public School 231
Dural Public School 230
Chatswood Public School 229
Greystanes Public School 228
Ryde Public School 227
Georges Hall Public School 225
Ironbark Ridge Public School 225
Neutral Bay Public School 225
Picnic Point Public School 223
Ashfield Public School 222
Quakers Hill Public School 219
Hurstville Public School 217
Woollahra Public School 217
Blacktown South Public School 216
Holsworthy Public School 216
Mona Vale Public School 216
Balgowlah Heights Public School 215
St Johns Park Public School 215
Wilkins Public School 215
Earlwood Public School 213
Balmain Public School 212
New Lambton South Public School 211
Caringbah North Public School 209
Casula Public School 209
Sutherland Public School 209
Leumeah Public School 208
Wollongong Public School 207
Alexandria Park Community School 205
Gosford Public School 205
Harrington Street Public School 204
Blaxcell Street Public School 201
Greenacre Public School 201
St Andrews Public School 199
Newbridge Heights Public School 197
Bradbury Public School 190
Camden South Public School 189
Colyton Public School 189
Smithfield Public School 189
Kingswood Public School 188
Tighes Hill Public School 187
Armidale City Public School 185
Blaxland East Public School 185
Jewells Primary School 185
Tamworth Public School 183
Soldiers Point Public School 181
Sturt Public School 181
Wentworth Falls Public School 180
Wyong Public School 177
Rutherford Public School 174
Maryland Public School 171
Tahmoor Public School 171
Cudgegong Valley Public School 169
Richmond Public School 167
Goonellabah Public School 164
Illaroo Road Public School 164
Goulburn West Public School 163
Toormina Public School 163
Alstonville Public School 162
Moree Public School 162
Port Macquarie Public School 162
Cessnock West Public School 161
Coonabarabran Public School 161
Tamworth South Public School 161
Bathurst West Public School 160
Biraban Public School 160
Dubbo West Public School 160
Lithgow Public School 160
Queanbeyan South Public School 160
South Grafton Public School 160
Source: DoE

NSW Opportunity classes in primary schools are provided to high achieving, academically gifted students with an educationally enriched environment. Opportunity Class Placement are for Year 4 students seeking entry to Year 5 the following year.

The selection criteria: Opportunity Class Placement Score based on the placement test results in English, mathematics and general ability, together with their primary school's assessment of their performance in English and mathematics. Other evidence of academic merit may also be considered.

Year 5 entry to an opportunity class is managed centrally by the department's Selective High School and Opportunity Class Placement Unit. Application for Year 5 placement in an opportunity class: typically in April - May in Year 4. Prospective students sit the Opportunity Class Placement Test (typically in July in Year 4) and are allocated places at schools according to their profile score, out of 300, which comprises both exam and school marks.

Find more information about Opportunity Class Placement including test format / date / test, application / date, selectionn process and more here under New South Wales or linked official pages.

  1. Find out how the minimum entry score or placement profile score is set or calculated.
  2. On a statewide basis only one in 200 or .5% of students would generally be capable of acceleration in all subjects to be successful in an opportunity class.
  3. There are 75 opportunity classes offering placement in Year 5. The number of vacancies was over 1700 and the number of applicants was over 11, 000. The success rate is about 15%, double competitive as the selective school placement success rate 30%. See OC test success rates and stats by year.
  4. Practice is the key to excel in the tests. You may need to buy selective school entry test books for practice. The practice questions provide an ideal opportunity for students and parents to develop familiarity with the style of the papers and gain valuable experience answering real questions. We recommend that students practise practice papers 'under exam conditions' (e.g. timing).
  5. Opportunity Class placement past test papers.
    With a subscription (recurring or one-month one off), you can request 3 or more past papers or practice questions for individual use only, depending on your subscription.
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