Atwell College

Academic Extension Program

At Atwell College, our Academic Extension Program (AEP) provides an enriching and challenging learning program engaging academically able students. The college offers Academic Extension classes in the four core learning areas: Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities and Social Science for 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?

Year 6s can apply by downloading and completing our application form here [insert link]. A copy of the teacher reference should be handed to your year 6 teacher and completed forms will then be posted to the college by your year 6 teacher. Post in your final application accompanied by a copy of your semester 1 year 6 report and current NAPLAN results.

Based on your application, year 6s may then be invited to attend the college to sit our AEP aptitude test, which involves a combination of numerical patterns, logical and spatial thinking and language related problems.

Important Dates 2017

YEAR 6 PARENT INFORMATION EVENING: Monday, 12th June 2017 5.00pm - 6.00pm in the Staffroom
APPLICATIONS DUE: Friday, 28th July 2017
TESTING: Monday 14th August 2017 (if necessary)
INTERVIEWS: Monday 22th - Friday 25th August 2017 (if necessary)
OFFERS: By Friday, 15th September 2017

The application form link needs to be updated (attached) and date changed to

AEP Year 7 2018 Application Form


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.