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    Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    Hi, I would like to know the experiences and some information from the people who had previously taken the Fort St entrance exam to get into the school for year 11. By this I mean by in all honesty:
    - how hard were the exams? ( both english and math)
    - approximately how many people were there? ( for the exam)
    - any specific topics to be studied for maths.
    - how many people does the school usually accept?
    - after the exam, did you feel like you were going to make it in or nah -> how confident were you?
    - any tips/extra info would be very nice as well!

    Oh and also, I've been hearing some of my friends say that apparently the school would usually just give the applicants, the year 10 half yearly exam as the entrance test? Is this true to some degree? Or?


    Thanks !

    -Milly

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    Hey Milly!
    So, I took the Fort street entrance exam last year and in all honestly, it was quite difficult even though I was attending a selective high school.
    Maths: The biggest issue for me the content because the exam covered topics that I haven't studied or learnt yet so that was a big issue for me but with tutoring and whatnot, some would say it was okay. Also, time management was a serious problem for me (if i remember correctly, it was around 40 minutes)

    From memory, the exam should have a few multiple choice questions and it's quite similar to a semester/half yearly exam so the layout shouldn't be too much of a surprise.

    English: Politics. The stimulus I received had things to do with politics and the comprehension was an article on political affairs so my advice would be to read some current affairs and maybe brush up on some terminology because that would make your essay pop!

    Anyways, goodluck for the exam and if you're super serious about it, i would recommend you going on THSC and maybe do some Year 10 Fort Street semester exams to familiarize yourself with their style and the questions they tend to put in, and for English, just brush up on media.

    Also, from memory there was around .. 3/4 of their hall for my year ??

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    How'd you do? Did you find it difficult?

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    just did the exam ;-;.
    mildly easy

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    outdated af advice but-
    how hard were the exams? ( both english and math) it was okay
    - approximately how many people were there? ( for the exam) 200
    - any specific topics to be studied for maths. Year 10 advanced syllabus
    - how many people does the school usually accept? 50-75 (30 Sefton students made it in 2016)
    - after the exam, did you feel like you were going to make it in or nah -> how confident were you? Not sure.

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Z0 View Post
    outdated af advice but-
    how hard were the exams? ( both english and math) it was okay
    - approximately how many people were there? ( for the exam) 200
    - any specific topics to be studied for maths. Year 10 advanced syllabus
    - how many people does the school usually accept? 50-75 (30 Sefton students made it in 2016)
    - after the exam, did you feel like you were going to make it in or nah -> how confident were you? Not sure.
    The first page of the maths exam I couldn't answer anything properly.. I should have revised the "simple topics". The English was too easy to be a test.

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    Definitely regret not studying the simple topics. Feels when only one circle geometry question comes out ;(

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Z0 View Post
    outdated af advice but-
    how hard were the exams? ( both english and math) it was okay
    - approximately how many people were there? ( for the exam) 200
    - any specific topics to be studied for maths. Year 10 advanced syllabus
    - how many people does the school usually accept? 50-75 (30 Sefton students made it in 2016)
    - after the exam, did you feel like you were going to make it in or nah -> how confident were you? Not sure.
    watdaaa 50-75?!?!?! the office ladies were like 20-25 LMAO

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Episodic Erudite View Post
    How'd you do? Did you find it difficult?
    The math part was okay, wouldve finished it if i had like 10 more mins LOL and i found the english bit slightly harder than the math bit bc i had no idea what to write lmao i guess it was okay overall AHHAHAHA i doubt id get in though tbh bc there was like 130-150 ppl there i believe? idek AHAHAHA how about you? how did you go?

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mills34343 View Post
    The math part was okay, wouldve finished it if i had like 10 more mins LOL and i found the english bit slightly harder than the math bit bc i had no idea what to write lmao i guess it was okay overall AHHAHAHA i doubt id get in though tbh bc there was like 130-150 ppl there i believe? idek AHAHAHA how about you? how did you go?
    I did the test as well and for me, the math test was alright, i didn't get to finish the test so that was pretty dissapointing and for english, everything was pretty simple except for the extended response because it didn't have a question for it.

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Necroperion View Post
    I did the test as well and for me, the math test was alright, i didn't get to finish the test so that was pretty dissapointing and for english, everything was pretty simple except for the extended response because it didn't have a question for it.
    Ye AHAHAHAHA the question for the ext response was v unclear lmao, the test is over & so all we can do is wait for the letter HAHAHA

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    Math was easy, English was too, but I normally don't do well in english exams so we'll see. When do we get the letter? I'm pretty sure only 20-25 get in too

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    Lol, for the extended response I wrote about pens that click

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Episodic Erudite View Post
    Lol, for the extended response I wrote about pens that click
    Lol, I wrote why high schoolers fail in high school xD, did u end up finishing the math test?

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    Wait shook 50 people got in last year?

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    The last page of maths man..

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    Oh and guys the letter comes out at the end of this term! (End of September!)

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Music2 View Post
    Oh and guys the letter comes out at the end of this term! (End of September!)
    I'm pretty sure if you don't get an interview, then that mean u didn't make it

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    If I get in, it'll be because of the maths. I finished it, but I usually make a few mistakes and unfortunately I rushed it, with 15 min left after finishing. When do you get the letter about the interview? And HOW MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY GET IN? Btw, approx what numbers were you guys, we might have sat next to eachother IoI (that's meant to be a face)

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    What other schools did you guys apply for too?

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Music2 View Post
    Oh and guys the letter comes out at the end of this term! (End of September!)
    A friend of mine who made it in, got his letter after 1-2 weeks!!

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Episodic Erudite View Post
    If I get in, it'll be because of the maths. I finished it, but I usually make a few mistakes and unfortunately I rushed it, with 15 min left after finishing. When do you get the letter about the interview? And HOW MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY GET IN? Btw, approx what numbers were you guys, we might have sat next to eachother IoI (that's meant to be a face)
    Lol same, I was table 91 and I looked at the website and it said around 20 kids will make it

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    Sydney tech, and Caringbah. U?

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    If u guys remember a really flamboyant girl dragging a tall guy with glasses at the exam I was the guy and my table number was 112 near the front

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    Re: Year 11 Fort Street Entrance Exam 2017!!

    Man everyone I spoke to at my school failed the maths. The English however was very straight forward but the synonyms questions lol

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