Registrations for the Year 7 2024 SEAL Program Entrance Test are now open.
Students will complete the test in person at GEC on Friday 18 August 2023.
Applications close on Friday 11 August 2023.
Only students with a confirmed place at the school will be eligible to sit the test. Please ensure your child will be enrolled at GEC BEFORE applying. (Government schools may only test or interview students that have been offered placement at their school. Subsequently, testing of Year 6 students cannot occur prior to the state-wide release of Year 7 placement offers).
Please scroll down to learn more about the four steps of the SEAL 2024 application process.
Select Entry Accelerated Learning Program
Our SEAL Program offers gifted and high-potential students, who are motivated and academically advanced, the opportunity to be involved in a program that enriches their learning experience whilst also enhancing their intellectual potential and development. Our Select Entry Accelerated Learning Program (SEAL) is accredited with The Academy of Accredited SEAL Schools (TAASS).
Students involved in our SEAL Program in Years 7 to 9 are provided with an extended range of options in their final years of schooling, such as additional VCE subjects or Enhancement Studies. This not only enhances the potential to achieve a greater Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), but also improves the transition to University studies. The SEAL students amongst our recent graduating class achieved the following outstanding results:
- Average ATAR of 93.1
- 30% of ATAR scores were 95 or above
- 76% of ATAR scores were 90 or above
- 87% of ATAR scores were 89 or above
- Median study score of 35
- 20% of study scores over 40
Students in the SEAL Program are learning at the edge of their ability. In order to establish integral lifelong learning skills, high challenge and failure are often experienced. From challenge and failure comes a resilience to understand what it means to not succeed in your first attempt and the striving to learn and take the next step. These qualities of high-challenge, building resilience and developing independent learning skills are integral to the development of your child as a learner in the SEAL Program. There is also an expectation that they are fully immersed and participate in all aspects of College life, such as the instrumental music, performing arts, sporting endeavours and a variety of other extra-curricular activities that are on offer.
A comprehensive assessment selection process is conducted each May to identify gifted and high-potential Grade 6 students, with up to 25 students selected to join the SEAL Program for the following year.
Testing for the 2024 Year 7 SEAL class will be conducted on Friday 18 August, 2023.
For further information about the SEAL Program please contact our Assistant Principal, Aaron Petersen.
The application process commences in the middle of 2023 and has four stages:
- Application for enrolment in Year 7 2024 at Glen Eira College.
- Entry test – registration and testing.
- Submission of forms, reports and NAPLAN results
Step 1: Enrolment Application for Glen Eira College
Candidates must apply to Glen Eira College in the standard way. These forms are distributed by your primary school and must be submitted as part of the normal process for all primary school students.
Parents/carers return Application for Year 7 Placement 2024 Forms to government primary schools by the 12th of May 2023.
We will send a welcome letter to parents/carers of prospective students who have been offered a Year 7 placement for 2024 on Thursday 20 July 2023.
All parents/carers return their Year 7 Placement Acceptance Slip to their child’s government primary school by Wednesday 9 August 2023.
Step 2: Edutest Registration and Testing
Candidates must register to sit the SEAL 2024 entrance test, which is administered by Edutest. Click here to register.
Testing for the 2024 Year 7 SEAL class will be conducted on Friday 18 August 2023. A payment of $100 is required as part of this registration.
Applications close Friday 11 August 2023.
Participation in the testing does not guarantee a place in the SEAL Program. The results of the testing will be made available to all candidates as early as possible.
Step 3: Submission of Forms
All students are requested to submit the following information:
- Teacher Nomination form; completed by their current teacher. Click the link to download. GEC SEAL Teacher Nomination Form 2024
- A copy of the their most recent school reports (generally Grade 5, Semester 2)
- A copy of a piece of work that demonstrates their skills and interests.
- Most recent NAPLAN report (typically Grade 5)
These forms should be uploaded through the Edutest portal during registration. Please email Mr Aaron Petersen (firstname.lastname@example.org) using the students name and “SEAL 2024” in the subject line. Please submit these documents by Friday 18 August.
Step 4: Interview
Candidates may be invited to take part in an online interview with the Assistant Principal, Sub School Leader or Director of Teaching and Learning. Parents will be contacted by a staff member to arrange an interview time. The majority of interviews will take place throughout August 2023.
The interview will run for approximately 30 minutes.
Offers will be made during Term 3. Candidates who are not initially offered a place in the SEAL class will be added to a wait list, and may be offered a place later in the year if spaces open up.