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Selective High School Placement Test

The NSW Selective High School Placement Test is a testing instrument specifically designed for children in their final year of primary school (Year 6) preparing to enter the first year of high school (Year 7). It is conducted in various centres around the State each year. Most children are registered by their parents for this Test in Year 6 through their local primary school and parents are advised of the location of the test centre for their child by the Department of Education and Training.

This information is forwarded to the Department of Education. You will be contacted by the Department’s High Performing students unit to advise you of the closet school where your child can sit the Selective Schools Test.

Data from the Selective High School Placement Test, together with results from audition(s) and the music workshop, constitute an essential part of applications for Year 7 entry to The Conservatorium High School.

Applicants for Year 8 who sat the Selective High School Placement Test in Year 6 of primary school should be sure to provide this information as requested in Section A of the school’s general application form. In so doing you are authorising the school to request your test score data from the Department of Education and Training. These data are an essential component of applications for entry to the Conservatorium High School.

All other applicants will need to arrange for their child to undertake the WISC-IV test [Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 4th ed., 2004] and ensure that the results are made available to the school by the end of the relevant audition period.

This widely accepted test is administered by school counsellors, by private testing companies and educational psychologists. These data are an essential component of applications for entry to the Conservatorium High School.

To obtain a Selective School Test Application form for Conservatorium High School ONLY please refer to the Application Forms section.

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