NSW Opportunity Classes ~ Minimum Entry Scores 2020

Congratulations to all the students who sat the 2019 OC test! Whether you got into an Opportunity Class or not, we hope it has been a useful learning experience. For students planning to sit the placement test in the coming years, please see our full OC blog post for more information.

There were 75 opportunity classes offering placement in Year 5 for entry in 2020.

Number of vacancies: 1,740

Number of applicants: 12,344

Acceptance Rate: 14.1% (number of vacancies ÷ number of applicants)

The table below shows the minimum entry scores (‘cut-off scores’) for last year’s Opportunity Class placement (Year 5 2020).

  • These scores are expressed as whole numbers. The exact entry score of the last person placed at each school is normally calculated to a number of decimal places. If the minimum entry score is 224.39 there will be students below that score (for example 224.19) who will be unsuccessful.
  • The minimum entry score for an Opportunity Class is the score of the lowest scoring student to accept a place there. Minimum entry scores vary from school to school and from year to year.
  • The reserve lists for all Opportunity Classes remain active for the whole of Year 5 and at least the end of Term 1 in Year 6. Should vacancies arise after all vacancies have been filled offers continue to be made in the strict order of the reserve list.
  • The minimum entry OC score is determined by the geographical location of the schools and the academic merit of the students applying for entry. Where parents decline offers after the school term begins, it may become necessary to go much further down a reserve list than may have happened in previous years.
  • The minimum entry OC score is not an indicator of the relative performance of the primary schools with opportunity classes.
  • Parents should not use minimum entry scores as the only criterion on which to base their choice of opportunity classes. They should also consider factors such as the curriculum offered at each school and travelling times and transport.
  • For further information about applying for placement in an opportunity class in Year 5, visit the NSW Department of Education website.

School

Cut-Off OC Score (2020)

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

To view the 2019 OC cut-off scores, click here.

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