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Academic Programs

Shenton GATE Program

At Shenton College we have a large catchment area, an inclusive ethos, and a curriculum that responds to the full range of learning types and abilities. For students outside our catchment, entry can only be obtained through successfully securing a place in our highly competitive Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program.

Entry into GATE is through an annual testing program managed by the Department of Education.

Shenton HPL Program

For entry into our High Performance Learning (HPL) program, students must reside within our catchment and are selected for HPL through a local entry process which includes:

  • sitting a common selection test at the College (or if interstate or overseas, by arrangement). The test is conducted at Shenton College, and lasts approximately 90 minutes. The catch up test for the 2023 HPL will be at 2pm on Friday, July 29. Registration is available here.
  • Provision of the latest school report.
  • Provision of the latest NAPLAN results.
  • Where available (not required) external testing data such as DET GATE testing results.

Further advice on the submission of the selection portfolio will be forwarded to students sitting the HPL test.

HPL Test 2022 FAQ