Gifted and Talented Selective Academic Program

Gifted and Talented at Carine Senior High School

From 2020, Carine Senior High School will be one of thirteen Western Australian public secondary schools offering an approved Selective Academic Program. The 2020 intake will be for Year 7 students and by 2023 the program will extend to Year 10.

These programs focus on rigorous studies in Science, English, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences. Students benefit from being exposed to a differentiated curriculum designed to stimulate and develop the individual’s skills in inquiry, analytical and critical thinking, communication and creativity. Students in the Program in Years 7 to 10 continue to cover all other areas of the curriculum, including Heath & PE, French, The Visual and Performing (Music, Dance, &/or Drama) Arts and Technologies (Design and Digital).

The academically focused learning environment is intellectually challenging and designed to motivate students to extend their knowledge, understanding and application and to enhance their learning skills for a lifetime of personal progress. Students offered a place in this program will have scored highly in the competitive Academic Selective Entrance Test administered by the Department of Education.


For specific dates please refer to the Education Departments website

  • In October the representatives from the Education Department provide a general information evening about the Selective Academic Program to Parents of Year 5 students.
  • On-line registration for Year 6 Entry Test – November to January the following year.
  • Students sit a 3-hour multi-choice and written test that year.
  • All selections are made centrally. The school has no role in the selection of students for the Program.
  • Places are very competitive; students will be competing for 32 places.


If students are not successful in the Year 7 intake, there is a provision for students to gain entry to the Program to commence in the Year 9 intake if vacancies occur. Places are very limited, usually only 1 or 2 places become available. Please see the WA Department of Education website for details


Students will be in discrete Gifted and Talented classes in Years 7 – 10 for the MESH classes, they will be integrated with the cohort for other subjects. They will join mainstream classes in Years 11 and 12 but remain supported by various programs and initiatives. 

Contact Details

Betty Bryant                   

Tracy Griffiths