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Opportunity Classes (OC) are offered in 75 selected government schools across NSW and cater for children in Years 5 and 6 who are academically gifted and talented. They provide a rich and intellectually stimulating educational environment.

Students who wish to be placed in OC in Year 5 need to sit the test in Year 4. Due to Covid-19 the Opportunity Class Placement Test this year, for entry in 2021, has been postponed until Wednesday 16 September 2020.

Parents of prospective applicants for OC must complete an “Intention to Apply” form provided by the school, then complete an online application. Applications close 26 June 2020. To apply, CLICK HERE. Parents and carers are requested to read the  Applying for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2021 before making an application.

Entry into OC is administered by the High Performing Students Unit of the NSW Department of Education and determined by two factors:

  1. Students’ results in the OC Test – English (reading comprehension), mathematics and general ability.
  2. Students’ school’s assessment of their performance in English and mathematics in Year 4 and occasionally Year 3.

PLEASE NOTE: due to Covid-19, the NSW Department of Education has decided to base entry solely on the test score. In a statement, the department said: “To ensure the fair and consistent assessment of students across all schools and regions of NSW, this year students will be placed on test results only. Taking this approach reduces the effect of the disrupted start to the school year, which could compromise school assessment scores, and ensures that all students are placed using the same test performed under the same conditions.”

 

Opportunity Class entry scores for 2020

 

Number of vacancies: 1,740
Number of applicants: 12,344

Below is an alphabetical list showing every school in NSW and their minimum entry score for opportunity class. The minimum entry score is the score of the lowest scoring student to accept a place there.

 

School

Cut-Off OC Score (2020)

Alexandria Park Community School 202
Alstonville Public School 161
Armidale City Public School 171
Artarmon Public School 232
Ashfield Public School 226
Balgowlah Heights Public School 211
Balmain Public School 214
Bathurst West Public School 160
Beecroft Public School 251
Biraban Public School 162
Blacktown South Public School 218
Blaxcell Street Public School 205
Bradbury Public School 187
Camden South Public School 186
Caringbah North Public School 208
Casula Public School 205
Cessnock West Public School 164
Chatswood Public School 233
Colyton Public School 185
Coonabarabran Public School 163
Cudgegong Valley Public School 163
Dubbo West Public School 161
Dural Public School 232
Earlwood Public School 212
Ermington Public School 239
Georges Hall Public School 222
Glenbrook Public School 184
Goonellabah Public School 160
Gosford Public School 197
Goulburn West Public School 162
Greenacre Public School 200
Greystanes Public School 226
Harrington Street Public School 204
Holsworthy Public School 220
Hurstville Public School 221
Illaroo Road Public School 161
Ironbark Ridge Public School 229
Jewells Primary School 172
Kingswood Public School 190
Leumeah Public School 211
Lithgow Public School 161
Maryland Public School 170
Matthew Pearce Public School 239
Mona Vale Public School 207
Moree Public School 162
Neutral Bay Public School 222
New Lambton South Public School 203
Newbridge Heights Public School 213
North Rocks Public School 243
Picnic Point Public School 217
Port Macquarie Public School 160
Quakers Hill Public School 224
Queanbeyan South Public School 168
Richmond Public School 170
Rutherford Public School 177
Ryde Public School 230
Smithfield Public School 204
Soldiers Point Public School 176
South Grafton Public School 161
St Andrews Public School 194
St Johns Park Public School 201
Sturt Public School 164
Summer Hill Public School 238
Sutherland Public School 211
Tahmoor Public School 161
Tamworth Public School 176
Tamworth South Public School 161
Tighes Hill Public School 185
Toormina Public School 162
Waitara Public School 237
Wentworth Falls Public School 165
Wilkins Public School 211
Wollongong Public School 208
Woollahra Public School 219
Wyong Public School 166

 

OC Preparation at Global Education Academy

 

Opportunity Class Intensive Holiday Course

13-17 July 2020

Delivered: At our Turramurra campus, Kogarah campus and online.

Opportunity Class Preparation: Term 3

Begins: Term 3

Course Duration: 8 Weeks

Delivered Kogarah: Saturday 9am-1pm OR Saturday 1:30-5:30pm

Delivered Turramurra: Saturday 9am-1pm