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

Careers Information

Year 12 Parents and Students

Year 12 WACE examination 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.

Year 12 IB Diploma final examination timetables have been released.

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  visited the online Year 12 WACE Information Handbook 2020.

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

Endorsed Programs

An endorsed program is a significant learning program that has been developed for senior secondary students. The program may have been developed by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority, or it may have been developed by a private provider or a school and subsequently endorsed by the Authority.

Each endorsed program consists of a series of lessons, classes and/or activities designed to lead to the achievement of a common goal or set of learning outcomes. Endorsed programs can be delivered as part of the school curriculum or as extra-curricular activities. Endorsed programs may include: Airforce Cadets, AMEB Music certificates, Recreational Skipper's Ticket, Bronze Medallion, Leeuwin Ocean Adventure, Open Water Diver, Senior Debating, Duke of Edinburgh, End to End Bibbulmun Track and others. 

All endorsed programs successfully completed and reported to the Authority by the school

  • are listed on the student's Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement
  • may contribute towards the breadth-and-depth requirement of the WACE
  • may contribute towards the C grade requirement of the WACE.

If you think your son has any Endorsed Programs that he would like registered with SCSA, please email Mr Frusher with evidence of the program. Programs completed as part of a school activity at Scotch will automatically be recorded.

UWA Harry Leaver Scholarship

Western Australia

The late Harry Leaver bequeathed funds to The University of Western Australia to provide a scholarship for eligible regional or remote students, preferably from Moora or the Mid-West region of Western Australia, to assist with the cost of accommodation to commence and pursue a Bachelor of Science at the University.

Notre Dame University

Applications for 2021 scholarships are now open.

A full range of scholarships are now open for students looking to start university in 2021. Selection criteria varies for each scholarship and can include community involvement and leadership roles, academic performance and financial need.

A list of all other scholarships and their application details are available online.


Komatsu 2021 Apprenticeship Program

Applications are open for Komatsu 2021 Apprenticeship Program. This is a great opportunity to kickstart your career.

As part of your apprenticeship you will learn both in the classroom and on the job. You can earn a nationally recognised qualification in the following areas:

  • Plant Mechanics
  • Auto & High Voltage Electrical
  • Boilermaker/Welder

Applications are open until Sunday 9 August.

Apply now

Hutton & Northey Sales

Applications are open for new apprentices to complete a four-year heavy duty diesel mechanical apprenticeship in the Central/Eastern Wheatbelt of WA.

Apply now

Building & Construction Industry Career Pathways

Don't want to go to university, looking for a more hands-on career? Learn more about the many career opportunities available in this industry.

Australian Youth Aerospace Forum

The Australian Youth Aerospace forum (AYFA) is an annual five-day interactive conference designed to showcase the aerospace industry tom Year 10, 11 & 12 students from across Australia.

Learn more

Master Classes for Term 3, 2020

These small-group seminars for senior school students focus on the ATAR Learning Areas of Chemistry, Physics, Maths, English, Literature, Human Biology, Economics, Politics & Law, Modern History and Psychology.

The program for middle school secondary students focuses on the Learning Areas of English and Mathematics.

The objective of this program is to give students ongoing 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.

Students may enrol in these classes at any time during the term and pay pro rata.