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Gosford High School

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Gosford High School is an academically selective high school.

Students seeking enrolment into Year 7 at Gosford High School must sit the selective schools test. 

Placements are offered by the NSW Department of Education High Performance Unit  based on the results of that test.

Applications for Year 7 entry in 2025 have closed. 

Application for entry into Year 7 is determined by an examination set by the High Performing Students Unit of the NSW Department of Education

The Selective High School Placement Test will be held on the 9th May 2024.

For detailed information regarding Year 7 entry: Year 7 Application Process & Information



The following information is provided for information purposes only.  

  • Applications for Years 8-11, 2025 open on 21st June 2024
  • Applications for Years 8-11, 2025 will close on 26th July 2024 at 2:00pm sharp.  No applications will be accepted after this time.
  • The placement test in the GHS school hall on 3rd August 2024.
  • The Selection Committee will meet to consider 2025 applications in September 2024
  • Outcome advice  to applicants forwarded by Australia Post in September / October 2024

Gosford High School and the schools listed below coordinate their entry test procedures for Years 8 to 11.

  • Caringbah High School
  • Fort Street High School - Year 11 only
  • Girraween High School
  • Hornsby Girls High School
  • Hurlstone Agricultural High School
  • Manly Selective Campus
  • Sydney Technical High
  • Penrith Selective High School
  • St George Girls High School

Application can be made to a maximum of three selective high schools.  To gain entry to the above selective schools in Years 8-11 your child will need to sit the Higher Ability Selection Test (HAST)developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in Melbourne.

If your first preference is Gosford High School, you will need to apply and pay for the test at Gosford High School prior to the closing date.  Your child will then sit the test at Gosford High School.

You must send separate applications to all the Selective High schools in which you are seeking enrolment.

An administration fee of $50 is required to lodge an application at Gosford High School if we are NOT your first choice.

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$130.00 - For students sitting the test at Gosford High School

$50.00 - Administration fee if Gosford is not your first choice

For detailed information regarding the application process for Years 8-11 entry, including eligibility criteria

TEST VENUE:      Gosford High School hall

TEST DATE:         3rd August 2024

COST OF TEST:   $130.00

All applicants must bring a photo ID to the exam.

Download Years 8-11 Application Form within the open dates listed above.

Along with the application the following information is also required.

  • A covering letter
  • A copy of your child's birth certificate, citizenship certificate or passport and visa documents
  • Copies of the last 2 years reports 
  • Half yearly report for 2024 (If 2024 half yearly report is not available before closing date, please send in your application with all the other required documents with a covering letter explaining the half yearly report will be forwarded as soon as practicable)
  • Copies of the most recent NAPLAN results (2024 results can be emailed to the school when available)
  • Copies of achievements/awards
  • Also attach copies of any relevant documentation that supports the progress of the student

Due to the volume of applications we are not able to accept them electronically and no late applications will be accepted.

GHS Enrolment Policy

GHS Guidelines for Review of Years 8-11 Placement Decisions


Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

Email document.authentication@det.nsw.edu.au to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.