Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) pioneered its first-ever selective entrance test with 131 students sitting the inaugural Newman Selective Higher Ability Assessment today.
In a bid to offer their highly able students entrance into a selective gifted and talented stream in high school, SCS developed a selection test with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).
The assessment focused on four key skill areas including abstract, verbal and quantitative reasoning, as well as written expression.
Year 6 students who sat the test hope to gain entry in to the Newman Selective Gifted Education Program next year at one of three secondary pilot schools – All Saints Catholic College Liverpool, De La Salle Catholic College Caringbah and Our Lady of Mercy College Burraneer.
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