Enrolment at Suzanne Cory High School | Werribee
Year 9 Enrolment
Applications for entry into Year 9 in 2018 are now open.
Enquiries can be directed to the Selective Entry Unit at:
Telephone: (03) 9014 1400
Postal address: PO Box 5323, South Melbourne, 3205.
Criteria for Entry
Enrolment in Suzanne Cory High School will be through a standard selection process applicable for all four selective entry schools – this involves a centralised examination process that occurs in June.
Students must compete academically with all other candidates for entry to a selective entry high school. Academic merit is determined by each student’s performance on a series of tests that form the selective entry school examination. The examination consists of six tests covering numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, reading comprehension, mathematics, creative writing and analytical writing.
Students who are in their second year of secondary schooling or its equivalent (usually Year 8) are eligible to apply for entry into selective entry schools.
The 5% Rule
Government policy allows for a maximum of 5% of students in year 8 from any school to be accepted into selective entry high schools based solely on the examination each year. For each selective entry school 85% of the year 9 enrolment will be filled in this manner.
It is Government policy to support the participation of highly able students from disadvantaged backgrounds in accessing selective entry schooling. Students whose parents have a Commonwealth Health Care Card or students who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders are eligible to apply for Equity Consideration. Up to 10% of the Year 9 enrolments at each of the selective entry high schools can be filled via this category.
The principal of each selective high school has the authority to accept up to 5% of the Year 9 enrolment through a discretionary category. Applicants who meet the criteria for consideration for this category will be notified by the individual school and invited to apply.
A centralised selection process will be used to admit students to all four selective entry high schools, with a common entrance examination taken by students in their second year of secondary schooling or its equivalent (usually Year 8) in June. Students in both government and non-government schools are eligible to apply.
For further information, please visit the Selective Entry Unit website.