Scholarships

2025 Year 6 Middle School Academic Scholarship Program

At St Mark's, we pride ourselves on providing an environment that encourages students to explore and flourish. Our Middle School provides students with a learning environment that enables them to experiment, discover and create. Not only will students be provided with opportunities to develop their academic skills with a robust curriculum, they will also be provided with a place to develop and nurture friendships and experience personal growth.

Year 6 is part of Middle School at St Mark's, and we provide a supportive environment as they take those first crucial steps into Secondary with a carefully designed transition program. Discover more about our Middle School values and curriculum here.

As a way of encouraging excellence in education and rewarding high achievement, St Mark’s will be offering a limited number of Academic Scholarships for students entering Year 6 in 2025.

About the Scholarship

Up to four scholarships are available, with partial tuition fee remission. Scholarships will be awarded for the students’ entire Secondary School career at St Mark’s, subject to ongoing review. The number of scholarships awarded each year (and the percentage of tuition fee remission) is at the discretion of the School Council.

The Scholarships are awarded on the performance of the student in the scholarship examination. Shortlisted candidates may also be interviewed prior to the final selection of Scholarship recipients.

The testing will be conducted independently by Academic Assessment Services.

Registration

A Registration Fee of $105 will be charged by Academic Assessment Services for each child sitting the examination at the School. Please note that an additional fee of $50 will be incurred for late registrations. The registration fee for Remote and Overseas candidates is $300.00. Your registration will be confirmed by Academic Assessment Services. The successful Scholarship recipients will automatically be offered enrolment at the School.

Registrations and applications for the 2025 Scholarships have now closed. Applications for the 2026 Scholarship will open in December 2024.

For any queries regarding the Academic Scholarship Program, please email scholarships@stmarks.wa.edu.au or call (08) 9403 1342. For queries related to online registration and payment of registration fees, please email scholarships@academicassessment.com.au.

Key Dates (Please note the below information refers to the 2025 Testing which is now closed)

Applications open: 30 October 2023

Applications close: Remote and Overseas candidates must register on the correct link by Friday 9 February 2024. All other scholarships close on Friday 16 February 2024.

Examination date: The fee for candidates sitting at the School is $105. Applications received after the closing date will incur an additional fee of $50. The registration fee for Remote and Overseas candidates is $300.00.

Scholarship Examination Date: Saturday 24 February 2024.

Notification of results: Applicants will be notified 4-6 weeks after the testing date.

Scholarship Application Link: Click here to apply for the Year 6 in 2025 Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Students who will be in Year 5 in 2024.
  • International students applying to enrol at (or currently attending) St Mark’s Anglican Community School through Anglican Schools Commission International are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

About the Test

Students are assessed in:

  • Abstract Reasoning and Problem Solving – this test assesses the ability to reason with and analyse information using verbal, mathematical, figural and spatial concepts
  • Mathematics Achievement and Reasoning – for primary and junior secondary students, these tests assess curriculum-related mathematics tasks and mathematical reasoning tasks. Middle and senior secondary students are assessed on mathematics reasoning tasks. These are different to curriculum-based mathematics and focus on problem-solving skills.
  • Reading Comprehension – this test assesses the ability to remember, locate, analyse, evaluate, derive and combine text propositions with fiction and non-fiction texts of increasing complexity.
  • Written Expression – this test assesses students’ facility with written language.

Please note that special preparation or coaching is not likely to improve results. The best preparation is to arrive relaxed and refreshed on the testing day. A good night’s sleep is very important.


Old Scholars' Association Scholarship

The St Mark's Old Scholars' Association awards a scholarship each year to an eligible Year 9 student. The Scholarship provides a 25% fee remission covering the successful applicant's final three years at St Mark's (Years 10 to 12). The OSA Scholarship is managed directly by the Association. For more information, please email osa@stmarks.wa.edu.au.