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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 online, at Shenton College, in our IT classrooms and lasts approximately 90 minutes.  In 2021 the test will be conducted on Saturday, August 7 with morning and afternoon sessions scheduled. A sitting fee of $25 is required.
  • Provision of the latest school report
  • Where available (not required) external testing data such as DET GATE testing results.

Register for the HPL Test HERE

Support for the HPL Test:  Shenton HPL Test Support