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The Normanhurst exam was hard for me, I stuffed up the writing part :(
Ah its alright bro, hopefully you still get in, what were the exams like? And do you remember what ou had to write?
 

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Hi,
I have applied for girraween high...and I will be doing the test this week...(hast)
There are like 20 vacancies
I have got 1 outstanding, 1 sound, 1 basic and rest of them are "A"
I do have 20-25 certificates and couple of medals... from past two years (2020-2019)
Do you think I will get in.....can you give some tips and some practice papers if you guys have....

Thanks!
You should have tried out for Sydney boys, if you did that's great
 

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You did your best for selective; I think there is 12 entry for selective schools. If not, do your best at your current school.
 

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It does matter for my opinion, not just because of the ranking is good. You need a school is able to treat you well with their quality of education and other students who are sensible and hard worker like you. Not like a school with teachers have bad manners and can not teach properly plus students' behaviours can ruin the school reputation.
 

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It does matter for my opinion, not just because of the ranking is good. You need a school is able to treat you well with their quality of education and other students who are sensible and hard worker like you. Not like a school with teachers have bad manners and can not teach properly plus students' behaviours can ruin the school reputation.
Damn I forgot about bored of studies but congrats to everyone who made it in
 

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did you apply this year?
Yeah I did for normo and North syd. Didn't get in but I tryout for some government schools which are non selective like castle hill high or cherrybrook cause I just want a school with good teachers like kurrison said
 

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Yeah I did for normo and North syd. Didn't get in but I tryout for some government schools which are non selective like castle hill high or cherrybrook cause I just want a school with good teachers like kurrison said
Unlucky, you should tryout next year. Im pretty sure you can't go cherrybrook unless you're in the catchment area ( I remember researching when I wanted to apply at the start of this year)
 
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Yeah I recommend to try out for St Mary's Senior
Very risky moving to St Marys since you're entering unknown terrain during an integral part of your life and adapting will take time. Its honestly a gamble, since you're essentially going into the school blind not knowing how ur teachers/peers will be. In addition, you get a mixed bag of students and "ranking" is very cohort dependant. like I know for this year the average for St Marys year 11 adv maths was like 30 percent but that isn't really an indication on how ur cohort will go or the teaching quality. But honestly, it all comes down to the individual rather than the collective. SCHOOL DOES NOT MATTER. Study hard and the results will show.
 

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Very risky moving to St Marys since you're entering unknown terrain during an integral part of your life and adapting will take time. Its honestly a gamble, since you're essentially going into the school blind not knowing how ur teachers/peers will be. In addition, you get a mixed bag of students and "ranking" is very cohort dependant. like I know for this year the average for St Marys year 11 adv maths was like 30 percent but that isn't really an indication on how ur cohort will go or the teaching quality. But honestly, it all comes down to the individual rather than the collective. SCHOOL DOES NOT MATTER. Study hard and the results will show.
Yeah St Marys is going down every year. But in my opinion school definitely does matter in many ways. Compare a ranked 400 school and ranked top 10 schools, there will be a huge difference in resources, teachers, learning environment and cohort. That is why ranked 400 schools gets like 10 band 6's every year with like 2% success rate and top 10 schools with hundreds of band 6's/E4 with like 50%+ success rate.
 

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Unlucky, you should tryout next year. Im pretty sure you can't go cherrybrook unless you're in the catchment area ( I remember researching when I wanted to apply at the start of this year)
Yeah probs, but they told my mum that I can apply around November(which is now) even if I am out of the area and that I have to write a letter to the principal. Did you apply or were you planning to apply but didn't?
 

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Yeah probs, but they told my mum that I can apply around November(which is now) even if I am out of the area and that I have to write a letter to the principal. Did you apply or were you planning to apply but didn't?
oh okay. No I did not apply, I was just planning to apply but didn't
 

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Yeah St Marys is going down every year. But in my opinion school definitely does matter in many ways. Compare a ranked 400 school and ranked top 10 schools, there will be a huge difference in resources, teachers, learning environment and cohort. That is why ranked 400 schools gets like 10 band 6's every year with like 2% success rate and top 10 schools with hundreds of band 6's/E4 with like 50%+ success rate.
Schools definitely do matter, but their rank doesn’t necessarily mean anything. My 15 y.o. son attends our local school which is ranked outside the top 400. The majority of students aim for apprenticeships and retail industry jobs instead of applying to Uni so they aren’t academically focused, but we have a few teachers who used to teach at James Ruse & other selective schools, who are very supportive of motivated students. They enabled my son to achieve 98 in Advanced Maths last year. He is very happy with the recent Maths Extn 1 paper and already well into the Extn 2 course. His older sister achieved six band 6’s and two E4’s and got enrolment offers from her first choice med schools in every state.

A lot of people are so caught up trying to decide between selective & private schools that they don’t look into what their local school might have to offer. In recent years, a number of local kids have transferred from selective and private schools to our school because they realised that the increased travel time and higher school fees weren’t worthwhile.
 
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