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

Year 12 Parents and Students

Year 12 WACE exam timetables have been released and students are able to access these via the Schools Curriculum & Standards Authority . Please ensure that you and your son are aware of this information and if you have any questions please get in touch.

Due to COVID19, the application process to respective tertiary institutions is different from previous years. From August to September, I will be conducting one-on-one interviews with all Year 12 students to discuss applications and to offer advice. Even if applications have been submitted, they are still able to be adjusted for several months.

All Year 12 students should have received a prospectus from each of the WA universities and a Year 12 WACE Information Handbook 2020.

For information on interstate and overseas universities visit the relevant websites or get in touch.

Year 12 Guide to University Entry in 2021

As a parent, what can you and your son do together?

  • Discuss various courses in the prospectuses that may be of interest to your son 
  • Gather more information by visiting university websites, or requesting further information from universities 
  • Be positive; don't panic (yet) and communicate with as many people as possible 

University Information

University of New South Wales Canberra

  • ADFA trainee officers study Arts, Business, Computing and Cyber Security, Engineering, Science, or Technology degrees (while receiving military training and subsidised accommodation and living costs)
  • Defence civilian undergraduate sponsorship students study Computing and Cyber Security or specialist Engineering degrees in Aeronautical, Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical (with full tuition fee scholarships and stipends)
  • Non-Defence undergraduate students study specialist Engineering degrees in Aeronautical, Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical or Engineering / Science double degrees (with paid work experience opportunities)

All students are provided with a unique study experience, access to custom-built facilities and resources, outstanding industry networks, and graduate with a degree from one of the top universities in the world. 

Learn more


Scholarship applications to most universities are now open and students need to start preparing their applications as soon as possible.

Scholarships information can be accessed on individual university websites  and by contacting myself . There are many different scholarships available with different criteria attached to each. Applications for scholarships are made directly to the university concerned but some are made via nomination by Scotch College and students will be notified of these in the near future

United States Education

The  EducationUSA Perth office is still closed, however, advisers are working from home to assist students and parents via phone and email. EducationUSA will be conducting a Virtual Week which will take place in the upcoming school holidays, beginning Monday 6 July.

Students need to register for these free events .

Virtual Week Flyer

Apprenticeships for 2021

Many large organisations are now recruiting for apprenticeships commencing in 2021.

Visit the Job Search sites or contact Apprenticeship Central at

Construction Futures

Learn about careers in construction and get involved with hands-on activities at the Construction Futures Open Day on Thursday 16 July 2020.

Session starts at 11am and run for 1.5 hours. To book a session time phone + 61 8 9244 0100 or email

July Revision Programmes

Mastermind — July Exam Preparation & Revision Programmes

This is a tuition opportunity for all students from 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 provide Year 12 ATAR students with comprehensive subject revision and help prepare them for their second semester exams. Students in Years 7–10 cover Study Skills, Essay Writing, Maths and English.

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

Week Two
13–17 July
Hale School
Christ Church Grammar School
Methodist Ladies College


Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Advisor