The Year 9 2021 Entrance Examination
Applications Close: Friday 8 May 2020
Date of exam: Saturday 13 June 2020
Time of exam: Arrive by 11.30 am
Venue: Melbourne Showgrounds, Flemington
enter via Epsom Rd, ASCOT VALE
Possibility of a dedicated train direct to Showgrounds.
Select Entry Unit to advise by email.
Duration: 3 hours writing (with a short break)
Please register here for the Entrance Examination to enter Year 9 in 2021.
Students in the second year of secondary education at government or non-government schools, who are either Australian citizens or who have Permanent Resident status are eligible to sit the Entrance Examination.
While the examination is based on the areas of English and Mathematics, the student's potential and ability to reason are assessed rather than the emphasis on knowledge of the curriculum.
Students will be examined in the following areas:
Persuasive or Creative Writing
Past exam papers or practice questions are not supplied by the school. The examination is prepared by an educational psychologist who is employed by the DET on behalf of the following select entry schools: The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School, Melbourne High School, Nossal High School and Suzanne Cory High School.
The English component of the examination requires students to undertake a Persuasive or Creative writing task in addition to Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension tasks which are both in a multiple choice format. There are two numeracy-based multiple choice sections, Numerical Reasoning and Mathematics. The examination is constructed to allow all students to demonstrate their intellectual capacity rather than curriculum mastery.