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

Careers Information

Year 11/12 Subject Changes

By now all Year 11 and 12 students should have settled into the subjects that they are going to continue with for the remainder of the 2019 academic year with the final date for changes being Friday 8 February. This deadline is set so that students will have a realistic chance of catching up and successfully completing the new subject/s they have chosen. Subject changes after this time will only be made under exceptional circumstances in consultation with Mr Frusher and with approval from Mrs Mecham, Assistant Dean Teaching & Learning. These changes will mainly be students who are changing to General courses or Year 12 students who are dropping a subject to pick up a study period. The latter can be done at any time of the year.

Master Classes 2019

ATARGET is offering small group seminars for Year 10, 11 and 12 students in Chemistry, Human Biology, English, Literature, Maths Applications, Maths Methods, Maths Specialist, Physics, Psychology and Geography throughout Term 1.

Venue: Christchurch Grammar School

For further information and/or registration visit: or email or phone 94861337 or 0488102907

Defence Forces Recruiting

Australian Defence for Academy (ADFA) and Royal Military College Duntroon (RMC) intakes for 2019.

Given that the recruitment process for these avenues of entry into the ADF can take up to 12 months, it is recommended that interested students visit the centre and start their application in the first quarter of 2019.  

For further information about ADFA please have a look at the following link I have also attached some information about ADFA and the ADFA Education Award.

The Royal Military College Duntroon prepares cadets and other selected candidates for careers in the Army by promoting leadership and integrity, by inspiring high ideals and the pursuit of excellence, and by inculcating a sense of duty, loyalty and service to the nation.

If any students are interest in more information, is the best place to start and they can also book the first stage process ('Your Opportunities Unlimited (YOU)' Session) via this site. They can also contact 13 19 01 or visit Defence Force Recruiting located at Level 7, 66 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

Considering Medicine?

A new information section has been added to Study Medicine - Frequently Asked Questions and the Australian Medical Association (AMA).

This free resource provides detailed information to questions such as: How do I increase my chances of getting into medical school? What is Plan B if I don't get into Medicine?

You can find the new FAQ and the AMA section of Study Medicine at

Lattitude Global Volunteers 2020

There's no time like now. Priority deadline for the most popular placements is March 8, 2019. Students should apply early to secure an interview and sort their gap year before the crowd. Overseas volunteer opportunities range from 6 weeks to 12 months.

Volunteer Placements involve being immersed in one culture and finding out what it's like to live like a local! Go overseas from 3 to 12 months volunteering as a teacher, outdoor activities instructor, schools assistant, community worker or medical assistant.



Breaking bad study habits

Start the new school year off right with these great tips for staying focused while studying.

Check them out –

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser