Year 10 SMART Program

Students at year 10 Smart Program

The SMART selective program is open to all students in the ACT. It 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.


Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Students will have access to a interdisciplinary curriculum that offers acceleration in the following learning areas:


Integrated Curriculum

  • Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, English, History, IT and PE
  • Information Technology (including robotics)
  • Project based learning utilising the College's specialist Mechatronic facility
  • Linked programs with ANU

Selection process

  • Entrance will be based on students' aptitude in and passion for Science and Mathematics
  • Selective intake - Places are limited
  • Open to all students across the ACT
  • Potential students will be required to go through an application process consisting of:
    • Written application
    • Entry test
    • Interview
  • 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

SMART Program 2018 application process

  1. Fill in the 2018 SMART Program Application Form and return to the College by Friday 2 June 2017
  2. Register online for the test and pay testing fee by Friday 2 June 2017
  3. Year 10 SMART Program test day – Thursday 8 June 2017
  4. Interviews for selected applicants – Tuesday 27–Wednesday 28 June 2017
  5. Offers of placement sent – Monday 3 July 2017