Who writes the exams for each school?
The majority of schools hire external companies to conduct their exams. There are a number of companies who write the entrance and scholarship exams for schools (with the exception of Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar School). For details regarding who conducts each schools exam, examination dates and enrolment details, please contact the following organisations:
Entry Level & Examinations
The main entry intakes are at Years 5, 7 & 9. There are some exceptions to this, so please check with each individual school you are interested in. Success is determined primarily by student performance in a formal examination. Scholarship and entrance exams are designed to be more difficult than any test the student completes at school. The reason for this, is that the examination body must distribute the results from the students achieving the very highest scores, in order to identify the top performing students.
Some schools may also request an interview after the examination process has been completed. This gives the Principal a chance to meet with your child to explore their educational needs and interests. As part of the interview process, you may be required to submit an application letter, or portfolio. Should you and your child find yourselves in this position, Hendersons provides a service that will assist you and your child with your preparation.
We must emphasise that it is the independent responsibility of each family to contact the school of their choice to confirm exam dates and lodge the relevant application forms.
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