Opportunity Class

Year 5 Entry – Opportunity Class

What are Opportunity Classes?

Opportunity classes (OC) cater for academically gifted Years 5 and 6 students. These classes help gifted and talented students learn alongside students of a similar academic level; the goal is to learn ahead of their level.

There are 75 primary schools with opportunity classes across NSW.

Students who gain entry into these classes attend the opportunity class for the duration of Years 5 and 6. Students apply for the OC Class Exam in Year 4 for Year 5 entry.

Key Dates

Application dates for 2017 Entry have not yet been made available. However, the key dates for 2016entry are an indication of the important deadlines.

The key dates for application for 2016 OC Classesare as follows:

ACTIVITY DATE
Application website opens and application information documents available in schools. 27 April 2015
Application website closes (No late applications). 15 May 2015
Principals complete processing of applications. 5 June 2015
Test centre advice to parents. 8 July 2015
Opportunity Class Placement Test. 22 July 2015
Outcome advice. Mid-October 2015
Source: http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/

 

Year 7 Entry – Selective Examinations

About the test

Students sit three multiple choice exams in Reading, Mathematics and General Ability. They also complete a writing test.

The results from these tests are combined with school assessment scores in English and Mathematics to form the student’s profile score. Student profile scores are used to assess academic merit in the placement process.

 

Key Dates

Application dates for 2017 entry have not yet been made available. However, the key dates for 2016entry are an indication of the important deadlines.

The key dates for application for Year 7 entry in 2016 are as follows:

ACTIVITY DATE
Application opens, online only, for 2016 entry 14 October 2014
Applications close. (No late applications). 17 November 2014
Test centre advice sent. 26 February 2015
Selective High School Placement Test. 12 March 2015
Illness/misadventure claims submitted. by 26 March 2015
Change of school choice requests. by 30 April 2015
Outcome advice. Early July 2015
Source: http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/

 

How do we prepare your child for the OC Placement Test or Selective Examinations?

At Little Geniuses, we pride ourselves in helping students attain entry into the most elite private and selective schools in Australia.

 

Little Geniuses will tailor lessons specifically to help your child prepare for the OC and Selective exams. We have hundreds of past papers for our students to work though. This will ensure that your child has the confidence and skills to be able to perform their best.

 

For further consultation, contact Little Geniuses:

Email: www.littlegeniuses.com.au

Tel: (02) 9745 5686