School Based Academic Extension (SBAE)

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Duncraig Senior High School has for many years operated a highly successful Academic Extension program to cater for students who exhibit outstanding aptitude and talent in different Learning Areas.

The purpose of the School Based Academic Extension Program is to further develop the skills and abilities of our talented students by providing an environment that provides challenge and where students can work with peers who share similar interests, aspirations and abilities.

The School Based Academic Extension program operates in Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences in Years 7 to 10. The program includes enrichment and extension activities, with enrichment referring to the broadening of curriculum to develop knowledge, application, thinking skills and attitudes to a degree of complexity appropriate to the students’ developmental level, and extension involving the deepening of students’ knowledge, understanding and skills.

Students are able to be in Academic Extension for all four subjects, or only for the subjects that they demonstrate a proficiency in. Placement in subjects is dependent on results gained from the Academic Test that students sit when they are in Year 6.

Entry Procedures

The School Based Academic Extension Program is NOT a Specialist Program, therefore it is only available to students who live in the school’s local intake area.

Academic Testing for our 2020 Year 7 intake is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 at Duncraig Senior High School between 9am and 1pm. 

Applications have now closed for the 2020 SBAE intake.

Alternatively to submit an electronic application along with payment please use the following link. (Link to application and payment)