School Based Academic Extension (SBAE)

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With Duncraig SHS offering both the SAP and SBAE courses, the school has the ability to customise the program for an individual student, and cater for all levels of academic excellence.

The SAP offers supplementary provision, with the School Based Academic Extension (SBAE) offering the school-based level of provision. Based on the same principles of curriculum differentiation that guide the Selective Academic Program, the SBAE, the program promotes academic rigour and intellectual challenge, providing opportunities for critical analysis with an emphasis on higher order thought processes.

With Duncraig SHS offering both the SAP and SBAE courses, the school has the ability to customise the program for an individual student, and cater for all levels of academic excellence.

Support from the whole School

Students entering the School-based Academic Extension (SBAE) Program will become part of the large cohort of academically able students attending our school. Other programs and activities that complement a student’s involvement in the SAP at Duncraig SHS are our:

  1. Music Program
  2. Bush Ranger Cadets
  3. Triathlon Academy
  4. Chess Club
  5. Debating Competitions
  6. Performing Arts Exhibitions

Competitions for SBAE students

Students who have qualified for these programmes will be automatically enrolled in the following competitions:

  1. International Competition and Assessement for Schools (ICAS)
  2. Science Paper
  3. Maths Paper
  4. English Paper
  5. Royal Australian Chemistry Institute - Chemistry Quiz
  6. Rio Tinto Big Science Competition
  7. Australian Mathematics Competition
  8. Australian Informatics
  9. Have some Fun - Quiz Night

In addition students also have the opportunity to participate in:

  1. Anzac essay writing competition - Humanities and Social Sciences
  2. Tournament of Minds - English and Technology
  3. Crystal Growing Competition - Science

Please Note: Each competition has an entry fee from $5 - $7

SBAE Application Form

In keeping with the Education Department of Western Australia’s Policy for the Provision for Gifted and Talented Students (as described in the Background Information on the SAP page), Duncraig SHS offers both the supplementary and school-based levels of provision for academically able students.

Year 7 2018 SBAE Applications are now closed.