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Curtin University

Year 12 and Parent Virtual Information Sessions

Year 12 and Parent Information Sessions are on Wednesday 24 June and Thursday 30 July 2020. Both sessions will cover the same content. Discover how to apply, new pathways, courses, support services and more. 

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Many 2021 Curtin scholarships are now open, including the Curtin Excellence Scholarships. Formal applications for the latter scholarship are not required. Students can apply simply by selecting an eligible Curtin course through TISC as their first preference.

Applications for the prestigious  John Curtin Scholarship Program  open on 2 July and close 23 September. Applications for all other Curtin scholarships open on 16 August. There are a range of scholarships available for students who have demonstrated academic merit and for students who are in financial need. 

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Study in the USA – PSAT Testing

The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a preliminary version of the SAT. Not only does the PSAT help prepare students to take the SAT or ACT, a great score on the PSAT can also open the door to National Merit Scholarships and other awards. With $180 million dollars in scholarships awarded to students that achieve high scores on the PSAT, how students perform on this exam can help them earn scholarship dollars that change the direction of their college planning. The PSAT is much more than a practice test, it is seen as an essential preparation tools for students who are considering future study in the USA.

The new PSAT is two hours and 45 minutes long and tests skills in Reading, Writing and Maths suitable for Year 10 and 11 students.

Scotch College is a registered test centre and will be offering students the opportunity to sit this test on Saturday 17 October 2020. The cost is $30 per student which includes preparation material, personalised feedback on test results and a suggested custom SAT study plan. Registrations close on Friday 3 July 2020.

If students and/or parents would like to know more about this test please get in touch.

Registrations will open on Monday 22 June and will close on Friday 3 July. Registration will be available via the Scotch website.

July Revision Programmes

Mastermind — July Exam Preparation & Revision Programmes

Tuition for all students Year 7 to 12. The July School Holiday Programs will offer students comprehensive subject revision in face-to-face physical classrooms as well as online virtual classrooms. These classes assist in preparing students for their second semester exams.

Week One
6–10 July
Christ Church Grammar School
Guildford Grammar School

Week Two
13–17 July
Hale School
Christ Church Grammar School

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Academic Task Force — Academic Associates

During the July school holidays, Academic Group is offering Premium ATAR Revision Courses. These courses are specifically designed to help your Year 11 and Year 12 ATAR students maximise their grades and ATAR scores.

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The Exam Experts

Find July School Holiday Intensive Exam Revision Courses for Year 12 students preparing for ATAR examinations

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Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Advisor