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 9 May, 2022 and close on 24 August 2022.
Testing for Year 7 2023 entry will take place at the school on 6 September 2022.

Please complete the application form either by completing a printed copy below or submitting a digital copy. Payment must accompany the application form. Return the printed copy to the school with payment. Alternatively, the digital copy will direct you to BPoint to make payment.

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