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Date of testing: Saturday 25 February 2017

Time of testing: Commencing at 8.30am


Applicants are asked to submit a copy of their 2016 final report. NAPLAN results should also be provided. Based on the results of the testing and school reports a short list will be prepared and interviews arranged, after which all candidates will be advised by letter of the outcome of their application.


Applicants are asked to submit a copy of the their 2016 final report plus Curriculum Vitae outlining their achievements and involvement in areas such as sport, cultural activities, leadership and service. NAPLAN results should also be provided. These details will be considered in conjunction with the results of the testing. Short listed candidates will be invited to interview.

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS Years 7, 10 and 11 All applicants must take the academic testing at the above time, which will be followed by a music test - theoretical and aural. Supporting material which details musical experience and achievements should be supplied with the application. Please do not send original documents. A shortlist will be prepared and selected candidates will then be contacted and invited to audition. All candidates will be advised by letter of the outcome of their application.

Music Scholarships - Procedure

Applicants for Music Scholarships will be required to take a theory and aural test as part of the assessment. The Director of Music, Mrs Sue Roberts, will be conducting this test immediately after the academic test on Saturday, 25 February.

Music scholarships - Requirements

On completion of the Academic and General Excellence testing, candidates should stay in the testing venue and they will then be directed to the Performing Arts Centre for the music tests. Students will be ready for pick-up at approximately 12.30pm. Students will not need to bring their instrument on the day of the scholarship testing.

After reviewing the academic test, the music tests, and any other information supplied, selected candidates will be invited to attend auditions, which will be held in the week commencing Monday, 27 February 2017. The audition will require the student to play a piece of their choosing on their instrument. A photocopy of the piece is required to be presented at that time. Students may also be asked to complete an appropriate piece of sight-reading and some technical work.

You will be contacted by phone if your child has been selected for audition.

General information

Car parking is available at the front of the College only. Candidates should assemble in the Performing Arts Theatre in plenty of time for the 8.30am start. Please bring along a ballpoint pen, 2B pencils, eraser and sharpener. Calculators are not to be brought. The duration of the testing is approximately two and a half hours. The tests aim to assess a range of skills.

Parents may wait at the College while the students are being tested. A tour of the College’s facilities will be possible, and refreshments will be available.

In applying for a Scholarship to attend Somerset College parents and students undertake to support the rules, regulations and programmes of work of the College, as they may be determined from time to time and to be responsible for the payment of fees and charges should the application be successful.

Please note that Somerset College reserves the right to recover any financial assistance provided for a student if the recipient leaves the College, other than because of relocation, before completing Year 12.

For further information please contact the Admissions Office 07 5559 7243 or email us here.