Academic Extension

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

The purpose of the SBAE 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 SBAE 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 can 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 available to students who live in the school’s local intake area.

Children who are interested in the SBAE program will be required to take an academic test when they are in Year 6.


Applications for our SBAE program will open on Monday 29 April, 2024 and close on Friday 26 July, 2024.
Testing for Year 7 2025 entry will take place at the school on Saturday 10 August, 2024.

When completing the Year 7 Enrolment Form, please click ‘School Based Academic Extension (SBAE)’ Program on the Welcome Page and complete the SBAE Application Form.

A $71.00 testing fee is applicable.  This can be paid by clicking on the payment link on the SBAE Application Form.

For more information, please contact our Gifted and Talented Coordinator Mrs Leonie Hunter: