As a way of further encouraging excellence in education and rewarding high academic achievement, the St Mark’s Anglican Community School will be offering a limited number of Academic Scholarships to students entering Year 6 and/or Year 7 in 2018.
Up to four scholarships are available in total, with full or partial tuition fee remission (the remission percentage will be at the discretion of the School Council). Scholarships will be awarded for the students’ entire Secondary School career at St Mark’s, subject to ongoing review.
The Scholarship program is designed to recognise and reward high academic achievement. Results of the Scholarship testing will determine whether participants will be added to the shortlist of potential recipients. Candidates may also be interviewed prior to final selection of recipients. The total number and value of scholarships awarded each year is at the discretion of the St Mark’s School Council.
The School is particularly encouraging applications from students outside of the St Mark’s community. The successful Scholarship recipients will automatically be offered enrolment at the School commencing in 2018. Applications from students already attending St Mark’s will also be welcomed.
The tests are administered by Academic Assessment Servicess on behalf of St Mark's.
Applications open: 20 December 2016 - please lodge applications online
Applications close: Friday 17 February 2017
Examination fees: $90 (NOTE: Applications received after the closing date will incur an additional fee of $50). The fees are levied by the service provider.
Examination date: Saturday 25 February 2017 from 8.30am to 12.30pm
Results announced: April 2017
Scholarship tests are designed to identify and distinguish between students of high academic ability. They are more difficult than the normal achievement tests students often take in schools. They are timed tests assessing how clearly a student can demonstrate higher-order critical thinking skills.
Students are assessed in:
Each task is around 40-45 minutes in length, except for Written Expression, which is 25 minutes. These tasks measure how a child performs in relation to the cohort sitting the exam. Students and parents need to be aware that these tests maybe demanding and that not all students will complete each test within the time allowed. It is important students do not spend too much time on questions they find too difficult.
The parents/guardians of applicants must register their child for the test via this link. The process is administered by Academic Assessment Services (AAS). If parents/guardians experience any difficulties with the registration and/or payment process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please adviseSt Mark's and AAS of any serious medical conditions which may require monitoring on the testing morning e.g. EpiPen, Diabetes.
In the week prior to the test, Academic Assessment Services will email all regisitered applicants with confirmation of the times, venues and any other special requirements. Special preparation or coaching is not likely to improve results.
If the child needs to be withdrawn unexpectedly (e.g. for medical reasons), please contact email@example.com. After the scholarship-testing day, Academic Assessment Services are unable to supply additional information to parent/s. All enquiries regarding scholarship outcomes must be directed to the School.
These items may be confiscated by the examination supervisors: