Minimum Entry Scores of WA Selective High Schools
The minimum scores for entry to WA selective secondary schools
All students applying for Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs (GATE) must sit the same Academic Selective Entrance Test (ASET). So GATE is a program while ASET is a test format.
These Gifted and Talented academic, arts and languages programs are available at 24 select public secondary schools including:
- new academic programs at Ellenbrook Secondary College, Harrisdale Senior High School, Albany Senior High School and Alkimos College
- a fully selective academic school, Perth Modern School is the only one.
- a selective arts college
- two regional schools
- an online academic program for country students
The selection process starts when students are in Year 5, testing in Year 6, with placement starting from Year 7.
- The West Australian reports that the ‘Education Department figures show the overall number of students applying for places in gifted programs has soared 30% in just four years, from 3631 to 4756’.
In 2021, more than 5500 students in Years 6, 8, 9 and 10 completed the ASET.
- Practice is the key to excel in the tests. You may need to buy selective school entry test books from
Better Education Books |
BE Books |
WA SET OF 6 QUANTITATIVE REASONING TESTS - Yr 6 for Yr 7 Selective School Entrance
The practice questions provide an ideal opportunity for students and parents to develop familiarity with the style of the papers and gain valuable experience awaering real questions.
We recommend that students practise practice papers 'under exam conditions' (e.g. timing).
- Past test papers.
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Note that only sample questions or practice tests are available to selective schools and scholarship tests.
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