Atwell College

Academic Extension Program

At Atwell College, our Academic Extension Program (AEP) provides an enriching and challenging learning program to engage academically able students. The College offers Academic Extension classes in the four core learning areas: English, HASS, Mathematics and Science in years 7, 8 and 9. Students involved with the AEP program follow an ATAR bound pathway with the aim of University entrance upon completing year 12.

Find a pdf version of our AEP brochure here.

Students are delivered the WA curriculum as general classes with extra time spent focussing on extending students in any of the following ways:

  • Extra curricular competitions

  • Accelerated curriculum schedule to get a head start on future concepts

  • Engaging in fun and challenging activities specific to the class and staff member

  • Learning vital study techniques and patterns that will become crucial to success in senior school classes

  • Being exposed to personal reflection times encouraging self appreciation and acknowledgement and development of personal strengths

  • Working effectively in groups and better understanding how we contribute to the learning of others

  • Self and peer evaluations

  • Developing a better sense of self efficacy and differentiation

Applying for AEP?

Current Year 6 students who wish to gain entry into the AEP program in 2019 can now apply by downloading and completing our online application form here. Students can have a choice to sit for any or all of the 3 tests.

Important Dates 2018

Applications Close: Tuesday 5th June

Testing: Monday 18th June, 8.30am for 8.45am start

Location: Atwell College, D Block Auditorium

Offers: By Friday 29th June


If you have any queries about our Academic Extension Program, please do not hesitate to contact the College or our AEP Coordinator Russell Dymock directly at 6174 2245.