To provide opportunities for the development of 21st century skills and the capacities young people need to lead creative, satisfying and productive lives. We aim to ensure students have access to both stimulating curriculum and extra-curricular activities which broaden and deepen their experience and value personal effort and excellence.
Opportunities to Excel
Students in the Gifted and Talented program are given a range of opportunities to excel, including:
Students gain entry into our Gifted and Talented Program through a selection process. A selection test is held for students in Year 6 each year. The selection process will also consider recent school performance reports and the Year 5 NAPLAN results.
Outstanding students will be offered a position in the program. In addition, anyone interested in taking a tour of the school can contact the General Office to make an appointment for one of our college tours.
The program differs substantially from our mainstream program with a clear focus on maximising the academic potential of each student. When students from the Gifted and Talented Program graduate to the senior school they have developed the foundations to ensure that they gain maximum ATAR scores to increase their opportunities for tertiary study. Various opportunities will be open to students in the senior school. These include early access to VCE units, extra units at VCE level and tertiary enhancement studies.
Applications close at midnight 7 May, 2021. Please use the following link to complete the application process and payment required to register your child https://aus.edutest.com.au/D/?t=1HM5NNB5.
Selection Test Date
The Bentleigh Secondary College Gifted and Talented Entrance test will be on Saturday, 15 May, 2021 at the College in the Year 7 Precinct. (9:00am – 11.45am)
A Common Question - Can a student sit the same test for more than one school?
Yes they can, however an online registration form and payment must be completed for EACH of the schools you choose. Payment is made online at the end of each application.