Year 10 SMART Program

Students at 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 and commencing some Year 11 subjects while in Year 10.

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.

Students will have access to an interdisciplinary curriculum that offers acceleration in Mathematics, including access to Year 11 Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Methods and ANU Secondary College.

Integrated Curriculum

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

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, Mitchell, 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

Applications for 2020 are now closed. Details on how to apply for 2021 will be posted to this page as soon as they are available.