The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

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Year 12 Parents and Students

TISC Applications

All Year 12 students who are applying for university entrance in 2018 have been given the 2018 TISC Guide. This book contains important information about applying to university, enrolments and deferrals, applying to interstate universities and course codes and descriptions and much more for all courses at West Australian universities (except Notre Dame). Mr Frusher has 'walked' students through this book but if there are any queries then please contact him on 9383 6830 or by email

Please ensure that this book is kept in a safe place until your student is enrolled at a university for 2018. Note that all applications for Western Australian university entry in 2018 (except Notre Dame) must be made on-line by accessing the TISC website at and that applications are now open until Friday, September 29 2017, after such time a late fee of $155 will apply.

Notre DameUniversity applications are also now open but will require a written application. All Year 12 students have been given the 2018 Undergraduate Course Guide for Notre Dame that has the application form enclosed. If students have applied through the Early Offer Program to Notre Dame they do not have to submit another application. The Early Offer application will carry over.

Notre Dame University Open Day

Sunday 20 August 10.00am - 4.00pm

Notre Dame University

Admissions Information and Expo Evening - Tuesday 5 September

ND1 (Foley Hall), 19 Mouat Street Fremantle | 5:30pm expo, 6:15pm presentation

Find out all about Notre Dame's unique admissions process, the Notre Dame pathway program and hear from current students.

UWA Engineering Early Offer Programme for 2018 Entry

The University of Western Australia will again make available the Early Offers programme into the Engineering Direct Pathway. Online applications will open on Monday 17 July, 2017. To be offered a place students need to provide a copy of their Year 12 mid-year report showing A or B grades for four ATAR subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics Specialist and Mathematics Methods.


Obtain a predicted ATAR statement from Mr Frusher.

Applications and further information can be accessed here.

2017 WACE Examination Timetables

These timetables are available on the School Curriculum & Standards Authority website.

All Year 12 students will be issued with personal timetables later this term.

Interstate University Applications

If you are planning to apply to university interstate, here is where you can apply. Make sure you keep an eye on the dates, as they differ from state to state. Most admissions centres allow you to change your preferences after the closing date, but make sure you know the rules (and fees) that apply in each state. Some have variable closing dates depending on the course you're applying to.

NSW & ACT: Click here - Applications open 2 August; close 29 September

VIC: Click here - Applications open 7 August; close 28 September

QLD: Click here - Applications open 7 August; close 29 September

SA & NT: Click here - Applications open 7 August; close 29 September

TAS: Click here - Applications open 4 August; close 29 September

University of Western Australia Design Studio

The Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Visual Arts Design Studio is over four days in the January school holidays.

High school students entering Year 10, 11 and 12 in 2018.

15 - 18 January 2018 from 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday - Thursday

UK University Entrance Tests

Any Year 12 student who is considering university study in the UK in 2018 may need to sit an admission test. Students will need to check with the university to determine if an admission test is required. If a test is required students will need to contact Mr Frusher who will register you for the test. Please note: You cannot register yourself for the admissions test - you must be registered by your school or college, or nearest test centre.

Registrations to standard BMAT (Medicine) will be open between 1 September and 1 October 2017. A late entry penalty will then be charged for any BMAT entries made between 2 and 15 October 2017, after which no entries will be accepted.

Registrations for the CAT, ELAT, HAT, MAT, MLAT, OLAT, PAT, Philosophy Test and TSA Oxford tests will be open between 1 September and 15 October 2017.

You can find further information about specific tests, test dates and costs on this website Please see Mr Frusher at Scotch if you require registration.

College of Electrical Training Open Day

On Saturday 2 September, CET Joondalup and Jandakot will welcome students, their families, electricians and contractors to find out about CET's diverse range of electrical and telecommunications pre-apprenticeship and post-trade courses at the annual Open Day.

Pre-Apprenticeships Course Finder

The pre-apprenticeships course finder helps you to search for courses which can teach you skills that can lead to an apprenticeship or traineeship. You can search by where you live, the industry you are interested in and whether the course offers work experience.

Gap Year Opportunity 2018

EA Ski and Snowboard instructor internship positions for 2017 and 2018 are now open for applications at all locations in Europe, the USA, Canada and Japan. These instructor internships provide full training, accommodation, exams, lift passes and a guaranteed job offer at the end.

Students that are over the age of 18 by November 2017 and are considering a career in the snow industry should get in touch with our experienced training consultants to discuss their training, visa and working options. The courses with Educating Adventures have been in operation at over 24 resorts around the world for 10 years, and with a 99% pass rate maintained each season AND the guaranteed job offer, it is a great career pathway programme.

Programme Requirements:

  • Intermediate to advanced skiing or snowboarding ability
  • Genuine interest in snow sports
  • Positive attitude and good work ethic
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • As of 18 years of age by November 2017

Follow this link for more information this link for interested students to get further information, so please forward this to anyone who may be interested in this programme.

Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Information Sessions- Perth

In-Person information sessions run for about an hour and a half and provide an opportunity to get your questions answered.

Perth Information Session:

Thursday 7 September, 7.30pm at Adina Apartment Hotel Perth, 33 Mounts Bay Road, Perth

Academic Task Force Term 3 School Holiday Programmes and Exam Boost Seminars

  • Exam Boost Seminars for Year 11 & 12 ATAR students in Term 3 and 4 - One day, 6 hour courses offering students exam help and preparation before their Exams. Students will work through how to answer ATAR exam questions to maximise marks, gaining an understanding of what markers are looking for and receive detailed feedback on their work from an experienced exam marker. Enrol in Exam Boost Seminars today at or call 9314 9500 or email
  • Term 3 Holidays Year 11 & 12 ATAR Holiday Revision with Academic Task Force - 10 hour subject revision and exam preparation courses to guide your study and preparation for your Mock and ATAR exams. Available in Week 1 and 2 of the Term 3 school holidays at Rossmoyne SHS, Churchlands SHS and Perth Modern School. Enrol online today at or call 9314 9500 or email
  • September Year 12 ATAR Revision Courses with Academic Associates - Premium 10 hour revision courses available at the University of Western Australia in Week 1 of the Term 3 school holidays. Enrol online at or call 9314 9500 or email

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser