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Gifted and Talented Selective Academic Program

Our next school tour is on the 5 June 2024.

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Wednesday 5 June 2024

Gifted and Talented at Carine Senior High School

About the Program

Commencing in 2020, Carine Senior High School is now one of sixteen Western Australian public secondary schools offering an approved Selective Academic Program. Applications are now open for entry to Years 7, 9, 10 and 11 in 2025 and will close on Sunday, 11 February 2024.

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 in preparation for Senior School and for a lifetime of personal progress. While the course content will follow the WA Curriculum in Science, English, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences, students will 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 Gifted and Talented Program in Years 7 to 10 will continue to cover all other areas of the WA Curriculum, including Heath and PE, French, The Visual and Performing (Music, Dance, and/or Drama) Arts and Technologies (Design and Digital).

Students offered a place in this program will have scored highly in the competitive Academic Selective Entrance Test (ASET) administered by the Department of Education.

WA country students who are accepted into our Gifted and Talented Program may be eligible to apply to board at the Department of Education’s City Beach Residential College.

For samples of Academic Selective Entrance Tests please go to the Department of Education.


Program Entry and Selection

To apply or to see the key dates for the 2025 selection process go to www.education.wa.edu.au/giftedandtalented

The Gifted and Talented Selection Unit hold parent information evenings at Gifted and Talented school sites – including Carine SHS – throughout October and November each year.  You can view the full schedule of events at:  https://www.education.wa.edu.au/en/gifted-and-talented/parent-information-evenings

Applications are open between mid-October and early February each year. Students sit a 3-hour multi-choice and written test, Carine SHS will be one of the venues to host this test. All selections are made centrally by the Department of Education Gifted and Talented Selection Unit, the school has no role in the selection of students for the Gifted and Talented (G and T) Program.

Applicants unsuccessful for the Year 7 intake can apply again for entry in Years 9, 10 or 11. From Year 11, GAT students will select their own courses, but remain supported by various programs and initiatives.


Gifted and Talented teachers have been selected through an expression of interest process, with a panel comprised of the Principal, Associate Principals Academic Performance and the relevant HOLAs.

Raya Sara, Associate Principal Lower School, Line Management of G and T Program
Natalie Dowd, Gifted and Talented Program Coordinator