SEAL Program

2025 Year 7 SEAL Program Entrance Test

Registrations for the Year 7 2025 SEAL Program Entrance Test.

 

Students will complete the test in person at GEC on Friday 16th August 2024.

Applications close Friday 9th August 2024.

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 2025 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 2025 Year 7 SEAL class will be conducted on Friday 16th August 2024.

SEAL Information session will be held at the College on Monday 29th July 2024.

For further information about the SEAL Program please contact our Principal

The application process commences in the middle of 2024 and has four stages:

  1. Application for enrolment in Year 7 2025 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.

Parents/carers return Application for Year 7 Placement 2024 Forms to government primary schools by TBC

We will send a welcome letter to parents/carers of prospective students who have been offered a Year 7 placement for 2025 TBC

All parents/carers return their Year 7 Placement Acceptance Slip to their child’s government primary school TBC

Step 2: Edutest Registration and Testing

Candidates must register to sit the SEAL 2025 entrance test, which is administered by Edutest.  Click here to register.

Testing for the 2025 Year 7 SEAL class will be conducted on Friday 16th August, 2024. A payment of $100 is required as part of this registration.

Applications close Friday 9th August 2024.

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.
  • 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 Principal  using the students name and “SEAL 2025” in the subject line.  Please submit these documents TBC

 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 2024.

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.