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Academic selective entry

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Brisbane State High School has a strong tradition of academic excellence. Entry to the school through the Academic Selective Entry category is limited and heavily oversubscribed​ each year.

Students are selected on the basis of an order of merit.

Before you apply

Please read these documents before starting your enrolment application. The following documents are available to download in PDF and RTF files: 

HAST sample question booklet

The HAST Sample Question Booklet provides an opportunity for Year 6 students wishing to apply for the Academic Selective Entry exam, to reflect on the types of skills required of the candidate but is not designed to teach candidates these skills. ACER has written this booklet to assist students become familiar with the style and content of the questions at the HAST Junior Secondary level.

Information sourced from https://www.acer.org

Applying for academic selective entry

Students applying for Year 7 must sit the Academic Selective Entry​​ exam. This exam is used to spread and rank high-performing young students. Exam results are the primary selection criterion for entry. Students sitting the exam must provide a completed Photo Identification For​m (PDF, 129 KB)​, upon registration at the exam venue. Students must demonstrate continued excellence in academic, behaviour and effort. 

Year 5 process

To gain ‘conditional entry’ into Brisbane State High School, applicants in Year 5 are required to: 

  • complete the Year 5 for Year 7, 2020 application form​ (PDF, 529 K​B)​​
  • sit the Academic Selective Entry exam and be ra​​nked above the cut-off
  • provide school reports for previous three semesters
  • provide Year 3 NAPLAN report
  • provide Year 5 NAPLAN report (when available) 
  • demonstrate successful participation in the Aspiring Minds Program in Year 6
  • demonstrate continued excellence in academia, effort and behaviour. ​
Year 6 process

To enter Brisbane State High School, applicants in Year 6 are required to:

  • complete the Prospective student enrolment application form (PDF, 558 KB)
  • sit the Academic Selective Entry exam and be ranked above the cut-off
  • provide school reports for previous three semesters
  • provide Year 3 NAPLAN report​
  • provide Year 5 NAPLAN report
  • demonstrate continued excellence in academia, effort and behaviour. 

Years 8 to 12 process

Applicants for Years 8–12 must provide:

Submitting your application

Mail

Send your completed prospective student enrolment application package to:

Enrolments
Brisbane State High School
Corner Cordeila and Glenelg Streets​​​​
South Brisbane Qld 4101

Original documents included in the application can be returned by post if the application includes a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Brisbane State High School cannot accept any responsibility for documents sent by mail.

In person

Completed prospective student enrolment application packages can be submitted at the school administration ​​office on the Merivale Street Campus, between 8.00am and 3.30pm.