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    Exclamation Girraween High school entry exam

    So I will be doing the year 11 exam to get a place in Girraween high school as they open up a class of 20 people in year 11.
    I need advice on the test.
    Like what type of questions will be in the maths test (more maths based or science based)
    What is the easiest piece to write in 25mins (and I am desperate for ideas for a story)
    Please help
    thank you

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    Re: Girraween High school entry exam

    It's usually the HAST

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    Re: Girraween High school entry exam

    I felt like it was more science based that maths based. It had all this weird physics stuff in it too.
    For the writing task you do not need to write a creative - I suggest you write something you are good at writing at. So if you feel like you are better at improvising an essay then go ahead and do that. A lot of people assume you have to write a creative.
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    Re: Girraween High school entry exam

    Quote Originally Posted by WildestDreams View Post
    I felt like it was more science based that maths based. It had all this weird physics stuff in it too.
    For the writing task you do not need to write a creative - I suggest you write something you are good at writing at. So if you feel like you are better at improvising an essay then go ahead and do that. A lot of people assume you have to write a creative.
    what did they make you write when you did it ? some other people told me they had to do a persuasive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dananj View Post
    what did they make you write when you did it ? some other people told me they had to do a persuasive
    I think the stimulus for us was how adolescents are expected to do so much more than they can. There's so much pressure on them...things like that.
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    Re: Girraween High school entry exam

    did you get in? what were your results if you dont mind me asking. I tried out this year and got reserve no. 3 and I was wondering too if i had a chance

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    Re: Girraween High school entry exam

    pretty sure you're gonna get in. (as per my friend who got reserve 10 and got in last year)

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    Re: Girraween High school entry exam

    Quote Originally Posted by Cena123 View Post
    pretty sure you're gonna get in. (as per my friend who got reserve 10 and got in last year)
    omg yassssss I'm so excited!! but when did they notify him/her that they got in?

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    Re: Girraween High school entry exam

    Its okay yall i got notified the other day and my interview thingo is next wednesday thank yall
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildestDreams View Post
    I felt like it was more science based that maths based. It had all this weird physics stuff in it too.
    For the writing task you do not need to write a creative - I suggest you write something you are good at writing at. So if you feel like you are better at improvising an essay then go ahead and do that. A lot of people assume you have to write a creative.
    What kinda physics questions were there?, (what concepts)...please I really want to get into Girra.

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    Re: Girraween High school entry exam

    Quote Originally Posted by 192pages View Post
    What kinda physics questions were there?, (what concepts)...please I really want to get into Girra.
    The science questions don't require you to study for it, it's pretty much giving you a situation and answering from there. Plus when I took the test last year, it was more math based. Try buying the practice papers from the government website and completing it under a time limit. If you do really well in the HAST, you're bound to get in. This year they accepted the top 40* (they called in a 17th reserve because they always had to have 140 students and some peeps left for like ruse and baulko, or went back to their old school because they didn't give girra a chance). It really is an amazing school. I fell in love with it haha.
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    Re: Girraween High school entry exam

    I see your posts here and there...and u don’t know how helpful u hav been omg

    So thanks so much. U deserve getting into Girra
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    Re: Girraween High school entry exam

    How many students got in that year? Plus can we choose between creative and persuasive writting or do they give only one option?

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    Re: Girraween High school entry exam

    That year, 26 students got in (20 for new class in year 11, 5 to Baulko and 1 to Ruse).

    From memory these are the numbers of people (for the numbers that people were accepted for the next year):
    Year 7 ~5
    Year 8 ~12 (Baulko opens new class)
    Year 9 ~7
    Year 10~ 26

    Year 11 entries are close since they don't accept new students after that.

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    Re: Girraween High school entry exam

    How many reserves were there in total if you remembered?
    Plus do the reserves only get in depending on the people leaving the school and not the new class.

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    Re: Girraween High school entry exam

    Results have just came out and being reserve 7 does anyone know the chances of making it in and how many reserves they accepted last year

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    Re: Girraween High school entry exam

    what school are u at currently

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    Re: Girraween High school entry exam

    Its for my sister and she is at Hurlstone agricultural High School

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    Re: Girraween High school entry exam

    your current school honestly does not matter, I made it in for next year and my current school is rank 400+,
    so yeh, everyone has a chance...! )

    idk what to do honestly, should I start going tutoring and studying hardcore to match girra's level???
    I havent done the interview, but from what ive heard everyone usually gets it.

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    Re: Girraween High school entry exam

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    Re: Girraween High school entry exam

    Quote Originally Posted by 192pages View Post
    your current school honestly does not matter, I made it in for next year and my current school is rank 400+,
    so yeh, everyone has a chance...! )

    idk what to do honestly, should I start going tutoring and studying hardcore to match girra's level???
    I havent done the interview, but from what ive heard everyone usually gets it.
    if you were offered a spot then you probably wouldn't have an interview lol unless they had like major concerns or q's about subject selection. i would ask people who go to girra before you tried to accelerate yourself. i would however put a lot of work and effort into maths as the content would be very helpful next year and maths is quite a competitive subject at selective schools. also practice study habits etc so that you don't get super confronted by the overwhelming workload especially since you're going from rank 400+ to nearly rank 20.

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