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@wzsmartypants and @Kurrison . I have been viewing a lot of threads about this topic and you guys seem to be the ones that know a lot about entering. Do you know what the North Sydney Boys and Normonhurt test is like and is THSC a good way to practice and get in. Also how is the Sydney Grammar test and how can i prepare for that , is it more school based test or like a very wordy problem test like AMC and Olympiad. Please tell me how each of the tests are thanks. Anyone can comment on this who had transferred
 
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@wzsmartypants and @Kurrison . I have been viewing a lot of threads about this topic and you guys seem to be the ones that know a lot about entering. Do you know what the North Sydney Boys and Normonhurt test is like and is THSC a good way to practice and get in. Also how is the Sydney Grammar test and how can i prepare for that , is it more school based test or like a very wordy problem test like AMC and Olympiad. Please tell me how each of the tests are thanks.
grammar in y6 was all written answer iirc.
nsbhs and normo, if not hast, is probably a normal like yearly paper
 

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Say I don’t make it in, can i just pay the amount and just go straight into the school
grammar doesnt give scholarships y11 iirc. ur testing to have a chance of paying money to go.
 

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grammar doesnt give scholarships y11 iirc. ur testing to have a chance of paying money to go.
Wait so you need a test to get into the school , even paying the money. I thought you just had to pay the money and you are in. Or am i wrong
 

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Wait so you need a test to get into the school , even paying the money. I thought you just had to pay the money and you are in. Or am i wrong
you need to take a test to get into the school lol. and iirc, it's pretty hard to actually get into the school via the test for paying money.
 

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grammar in y6 was all written answer iirc.
nsbhs and normo, if not hast, is probably a normal like yearly paper
So for this should i just get the past papers for year 9 and 10 and 11 from these particular schools and it should be good ?
 

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Do you know any other schools which offer like yearly exam papers , other than like HAST because I’m much better at yearly papers than HAST
 

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Do you know any other schools which offer like yearly exam papers , other than like HAST because I’m much better at yearly papers than HAST
any school that doesn't use hast or some other third party is probably too lazy to make a paper like that and just uses like normal test papers.
 

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grammar in y6 was all written answer iirc.
nsbhs and normo, if not hast, is probably a normal like yearly paper
So when you say it is all written answer is it like problem solving like AMC or like you said like a yearly paper
 

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So when you say it is all written answer is it like problem solving like AMC or like you said like a yearly paper
the yr 6 scholarship paper had some problem solving, nothing that was too hard iirc.

probably somewhat like a yrly paper, but not exactly.
 

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the yr 6 scholarship paper had some problem solving, nothing that was too hard iirc.

probably somewhat like a yrly paper, but not exactly.
ahh ok , just to clarify sydney grammar has a test to get in . I will try out for that , but what about other private schools like Knox and Kings do you need to do an entracne exam to get in or you just need to pay and thats it
 

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ahh ok , just to clarify sydney grammar has a test to get in . I will try out for that , but what about other private schools like Knox and Kings do you need to do an entracne exam to get in or you just need to pay and thats it
dunno
 

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