The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Careers Information

Year 11/12 Subject Changes

By now all Year 11 and 12 students should have settled into the subjects that they are going to continue with for the remainder of the 2020 academic year with the final date for changes being Friday 7 February. This deadline is set so that students will have a realistic chance of catching up and successfully completing the new subject/s they have chosen. Subject changes after this time will only be made under exceptional circumstances in consultation with Mr Frusher and with approval from Ms Reyhani, Dean Teaching & Learning. These changes will mainly be students who are changing to General courses or Year 12 students who are dropping a subject to pick up a study period. The latter can be done at any time of the year.

Master Classes 2020

ATARGET is offering small group seminars for Year 10, 11 and 12 students in the ATAR Learning Areas of Chemistry, Physics, Maths,  English ,  Literature , Human Biology and Psychology throughout Term 1. The objective of this program is to give students on-going academic support which will reinforce and consolidate the skills and processes learnt during the week at school. It aims to better prepare them for success in school-based assessments and final ATAR examinations.

The program for Middle School secondary students focus on the Learning Areas English and Mathematics.

Venue: Christchurch Grammar School

For further information and/or registration visit:  or  email  Phone 94861337 or 0488102907.

Defence Forces Recruiting

Australian Defence for Academy (ADFA) and Royal Military Coll e ge Duntroon (RMC) intakes for 2021.

Given that the recruitment process for these avenues of entry into the ADF can take up to 12 months,  it is recommended that interested students visit the centre and start their application in the first quarter of 2020.

For further information about ADFA please have a look at the following link .

The Royal Military College Duntroon prepares cadets and other selected candidates for careers in the Army by promoting leadership and integrity, by inspiring high ideals and the pursuit of excellence, and by inculcating a sense of duty, loyalty and service to the nation.

If any students are interest in more information, is the best place to start and they can also book the first stage process ('Your Opportunities Unlimited (YOU)' Session) via this  site.  They can also contact 13 19 01 or visit Defence Force Recruiting located at Level 7, 66 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

Considering Medicine?

A new information section has been added to Study Medicine - Frequently Asked Questions and the Australian Medical Association (AMA).

This free resource provides detailed information to questions such as:

How do I increase my chances of getting into medical school?

What is Plan B if I don't get into Medicine?

You can find the new FAQ and the AMA section of Study Medicine at

Career Paths for High Achievers

If you're interested in applying to US and UK universities or Australian medical schools, please attend this free event being held on February 22 at UWA. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the application processes and how to  plan  and is suitable for students in Years 9-12. For more information go to:

Top of the Class - Career Paths for High Achievers

Code Master Institute

Next Level Code Club is an opportunity for high school  students to  learn how to code.  We have developers to teach students everything they need to know about programming and the Web App Development field. This course has been endorsed by SCASA and students can earn 4 WACE units.

Course is running every Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm at IQX UWA,

For more information:

Lattitude Global Volunteers 2020

There's no time like now. Priority deadline for the most popular placements is  March 9, 2020.  Students should apply early to secure an interview and sort their gap year before the crowd. Overseas volunteer opportunities range from 6 weeks to 12 months.

Volunteer Placements involve being immersed in one culture and finding out what it's like to live like a local! Go overseas from 3 to 12 months volunteering as a teacher, outdoor activities instructor, schools assistant, community worker or medical assistant.


Breaking bad study habits

Start the new school year off right with these great tips for staying focused while studying.

Check them out –

Mr Peter Frusher

Careers Adviser