HOW TO GET INTO BAULKUM HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
Updated April 2020
Baulkum Hills High, located at 419A Windsor Road, is an extremely high-achieving selective school, holding a place in the top ten achieving schools for the HSC for over 6 years – they came second in 2014, 2016 and 2017. For this reason it is extremely competitive to gain a place in this school – with the minimum entry score for the Selective Schools test being 230 out of 300, it is the third hardest school to gain entry into. They offer cadets as part of their school program and engage in the ‘trischool tournament’ in which they engage in a sports tournament with James Ruse Agricultural High and Giraween High (also selective schools).
The selective schools exam
To get into any of the 17 selective schools in NSW, your child will be required to sit the selective schools placement exam to determine their academic proficiency in three main areas: Maths, English and General ability. The marks from these components are combined with internal school marks to determine a score out of 300, which is assessed by individual schools to grant entry. As mentioned, Baulkum hills high school has the 3rd highest required minimum mark so entry to this school is extremely competitive, often requiring study beyond the school curriculum.
How can alchemy help
Alchemy tuition provides a unique private tutoring service which goes beyond the classroom and helps your child adequately prepare for this exam. We specifically choose to provide a one-on-one lesson setting so that the sessions can be tailored to your schedule, and our tutors can work more specifically at targeting each individual child’s strengths and weaknesses.
Due to the highly competitive nature of this test, it may not be enough to be the smartest in the room – success in tests are also dependent on specific and thorough preparation. All of our accredited tutors are equipped with the necessary resources to adequately prepare for this specific style of exam. We help to guide students through mock exams which will help them familiarise themselves with the exam format, and hence build confidence to allow them to perform to the best of the their ability on the day.
Beyond preparation for the selective schools test, our private tuition service encourages long-term supportive relationships that can give your child the confidence and focus to perform at their highest potential. Our constantly growing network of tutors ensures that your child will be matched with a mentor to suit their specific personality, forming an extremely positive partnership that will influence your child’s success long term.
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