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Opportunity Classes (OC) are offered in 76 government primary schools and cater to academically gifted students in Years 5 and 6 with high potential. These dedicated classes enable students to learn at a more advanced level with other students of similar academic ability.  

The OC application process begins from Year 4, when students sit the test for entry in Year 5 for a two-year placement programFor 2022 entry, Year 4 students will sit the test on Wednesday 21 July, 2021. 

Parents of students who wish to apply for OC must complete an “Intention to Apply” form provided by the school, then complete an online application. Please note applications for 2022 entry closed on Friday 7 May, 2021 

To apply for OC placement,click hereBefore applying, please also take the time to readApplying for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2022. 

 

Opportunity Class entry scores for 2021 

 

Number of vacancies: 1,830 

Number of applicants: 14,561 

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 placement (also known as a cut-off score). 

School 

Cut-off OC score (2021) 

Alexandria Park Community School 

207 

Alstonville Public School 

176 

Armidale City Public School 

165 

Artarmon Public School 

235 

Ashfield Public School 

226 

Aurora College (Virtual) 

195 

Balgowlah Heights Public School 

217 

Balmain Public School 

217 

Bathurst West Public School 

173 

Beecroft Public School 

250 

Biraban Public School 

162 

Blacktown South Public School 

216 

Blaxcell Street Public School 

210 

Blaxland East Public School 

186 

Bradbury Public School 

189 

Camden South Public School 

190 

Caringbah North Public School 

212 

Casula Public School 

207 

Cessnock West Public School 

160 

Chatswood Public School 

235 

Colyton Public School 

197 

Coonabarabran Public School 

161 

Cudgegong Valley Public School 

163 

Dubbo West Public School 

167 

Dural Public School 

237 

Earlwood Public School 

220 

Ermington Public School 

244 

Georges Hall Public School 

218 

Goonellabah Public School 

163 

Gosford Public School 

209 

Goulburn West Public School 

160 

Greenacre Public School 

203 

Greystanes Public School 

226 

Harrington Street Public School 

200 

Holsworthy Public School 

216 

Hurstville Public School 

227 

Illaroo Road Public School 

161 

Ironbark Ridge Public School 

235 

Jewells Primary School 

180 

Kingswood Public School 

201 

Leumeah Public School 

216 

Lithgow Public School 

161 

Maryland Public School 

188 

Matthew Pearce Public School 

248 

Mona Vale Public School 

209 

Moree Public School 

160 

Neutral Bay Public School 

229 

New Lambton South Public School 

195 

Newbridge Heights Public School 

202 

North Rocks Public School 

244 

Picnic Point Public School 

219 

Port Macquarie Public School 

160 

Quakers Hill Public School 

227 

Queanbeyan South Public School 

165 

Richmond Public School 

182 

Rutherford Public School 

172 

Ryde Public School 

236 

Smithfield Public School 

197 

Soldiers Point Public School 

168 

South Grafton Public School 

160 

St Andrews Public School 

206 

St Johns Park Public School 

211 

Sturt Public School 

169 

Summer Hill Public School 

235 

Sutherland Public School 

220 

Tahmoor Public School 

161 

Tamworth Public School 

171 

Tamworth South Public School 

160 

Tighes Hill Public School 

197 

Toormina Public School 

160 

Waitara Public School 

233 

Wentworth Falls Public School 

194 

Wilkins Public School 

216 

Wollongong Public School 

208 

Woollahra Public School 

220 

Wyong Public School 

183 

Source: Department of Education 

*Please note that these marks vary from year to year. 

 

How is the entry score determined? 

 

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), mathematical reasoning and thinking skills. 
  1. Students’ school’s assessment of their performance in English and mathematics in Year 4 and occasionally Year 3. 

 

The calculated placement score is out of a total of 120 (previously 300), with the following breakdown: 

Component 

Weighted scaled score 

Test score – Reading 

33.3 

Test score – Mathematical Reasoning 

33.3 

Test score – Thinking Skills 

33.3 

School assessment score – English  

10 

School assessment score – Maths 

10 

Total calculated placement score 

120 

 

Helping your child receive an OC placement 

 

At Global Education Academy, we believe an engaged and stimulated child is a happy child. So that’s the approach we take when preparing our students for any test, including the OC Placement Test.  

Our OC coaching program is designed to engage your child in a stimulating learning environment. If you are ready to enrol your child in our OC coaching program, you can do so today, just click here. If you want to take your preparation to the next level book a Benchmark Assessment with us today to assess your child’s ability. 

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