SEAL Program

SEAL Program

Register for the 2023 Year 7 SEAL Program Entrance Test

Registrations for the Year 7 2023 SEAL Program Entrance Test are now open.  Click here to register.

Commencing in 2022, 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 on Wednesday 20 July 2022

Only students with a confirmed place at the school will be eligible to sit the test. Please ensure your child meets the eligibility criteria BEFORE applying.

Students will complete the test in person at GEC on Friday 12 August 2022.

Applications close on Friday 5 August 2022.

Please scroll down to learn more about the four steps of the SEAL 2023 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). Please click on the TAASS logo to visit their website.

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 2023 Year 7 SEAL class will be conducted on Friday 12 August, 2022.

For further information about the SEAL Program please contact our Assistant Principal, Aaron Petersen.

The application process commences in the middle of 2022 and has four stages:

  1. Application for enrolment in Year 7 2023 at Glen Eira College.
  2. Entry test – registration and testing.
  3. Submission of forms, reports and NAPLAN results
  4. Interview

 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.

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 2: Edutest Registration and Testing

Candidates must register to sit the SEAL 2023 entrance test, which is administered by Edutest.

Testing for the 2023 Year 7 SEAL class will be conducted on Friday 12 August 2022. A payment of $100 is required as part of this registration.

 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 2023
  • 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.

These forms should be brought with the student on the testing day or emailed to Mr Aaron Petersen (ape@gec.vic.edu.au)  using the students name and “SEAL 2023” in the subject line.  Please submit these documents by Friday 5 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 2022.

The interview will run for approximately 30 minutes.

Offer

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.