Year 10 SMART Program


The SMART selective program is designed for students who show interest and aptitude or potential in Science, Mathematics and Related Technologies and who are prepared and keen to develop effective and responsible learning skills in preparation for Years 11 and 12, post-secondary studies and other post-school options.


The enrolment intake for the program includes selected Year 10 students. These selected students will have the opportunity to optimise the benefits of attending Gungahlin College by participating in a comprehensive preparation program.

The SMART program ensures that students acquire skills in

  • Problem solving
  • Communicating
  • Using technology
  • Working collaboratively in teams
  • Making connections between theory and 'real-world' applications
  • Developing laboratory skills

It is expected that students will leverage off their opportunity to participate in the SMART program by continuing at the College in Years 11 and 12.


Integrated Curriculum

  • Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, English, SOSE, IT and PE
  • Project based learning utilising the College's specialist Mechatronics facility

Applications

Applications will open in Term 3 for enrolment into the 2021 SMART program. Please note there will only be one application round this year.


Selection process

  • Entrance will be based on students' aptitude in and passion for Science and Mathematics
  • Selective intake - Places are limited
  • Open to students who reside in our priority enrolment area (PEA) suburbs of Amaroo, Bonner, Casey, Crace, Forde, Franklin, Gungahlin, Hall, Harrison, Jacka, Mitchel, Moncrieff, Ngunnawal, Nicholls, Palmerston, Taylor and Throsby.
  • Potential students will be required to go through an application process consisting of:
    • Written application
    • Entry test
    • Interview for shortlisted applicants
  • Applicants would be required to commit to leaving their current school at the end of Year 9 to undertake this program
  • Successful applicants are expected to remain enrolled at Gungahlin College until the completion of their Year 12 certificate

Application Process

Please note, some of the dates and times have been changed

  1. Applications will open on Monday 20th July 2020. The SMART Application Form is available here.
  2. Complete the application form by 5pm Friday 4th September 2020.
  3. Make a payment of $60 for the Entry test. Payment details are:

    Gungahlin College
    BSB: 032777
    Account number: 001375
    Reference: SMART (child's name)

  4. The test will be held on Friday 11th September 2020 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Gungahlin College.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants

  • All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application, however, only shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview at the college during the week of Monday 21st September to Friday 25th September 2020.