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

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University of WA

Get a head-start on university life

UWA are offering a free information session will help make the Year 10 or 11 experience a positive one, even if the student is unsure of what to study in the future.
Find out more about:

UWA's internationally recognised course model

Courses and entry requirements;

How to keep your options open when selecting your upper-school subjects; and

Student life and support services

On-campus activities and events offered to Year 10 and 11 students.

You can also talk directly to faculty specialists, academic teaching staff and current UWA students.


Alexander Lecture Theatre & Murdoch Lecture Theatre

Map location

Date and time

Monday 18 March, 2019

Faculty and student life expo: 6.00pm, Presentation: 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Register now

Murdoch University

Open Nights

Law & Criminology – Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Education Wednesday 27 March, 2019

For more information and to register for these events, visit:

Australian National University

Applications to study at ANU in 2020 open on Monday 4 March and are made directly to ANU. This new application process will close on Friday 31 May and conditional offers will be sent during August. Selection criteria will also include co-curricular achievements as well as academic achievement based on Year 11 results. This process is very simple with a single application for admission, scholarships and accommodation all in one. For more information go to the ANU website.

Medicine & Dentistry

ICan Med is conducting a free information session for Scotch & PLC students on  Wednesday 6 March 2019 from 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm in the  PLC Auditorium. Register through:

ICan Med is offering a repeat session at MLC on Thursday, 7 March from 6.30pm - 8.30pm Hadley Hall.

Register through:

Registrations for 2019 UCAT are open!

UCAT registrations for 2019 have just opened today, so it's officially UCAT season. This is the first time the UCAT is being held in Australia and New Zealand, so the registration process is very new. Since seating for the UCAT exam is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, it is recommended that students register as soon as possible to secure the date and venue they want and to avoid any hiccups or difficulties with the registration process.

Refer to the FAQs for all of the details about UCAT registration, and familiarise yourself with the format of the test In addition, keep your students on track with their UCAT preparation by watching Ashton's tutorials, which cover the step-by-step techniques for solving UCAT questions.

How to register for UCAT:

  1. Visit the Pearson VUE page ( and select 'Create a web account' to create an account.

    2.  Log in to your Pearson VUE account and select a date and venue for your test.

    3.  Pay for your booking by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Visa debit card) or concession voucher.

Work Experience Opportunity

GREaT WA Nursing and Midwifery Work Experience Program

The Get Real Experience and Try (GREaT) Nursing and Midwifery Work Experience Program has been developed to encourage high school students to experience nursing prior to studying it with a State Training Provider or at university.

The program has been developed for Year 10 high school students to experience the many aspects of nursing and midwifery in a clinical setting while observing the team in action. Over five consecutive days students will rotate through many areas previously not available to school students to find out what it's really like to be a nurse or midwife and what nurses and midwives really do.

The program runs between school terms 2 to 4. The exact intake dates will vary between each hospital and students can submit up to three placement preferences upon application.

Applications for the 2019 GREaT Program close 5.00pm Friday 8 March.

Apply now

Late applications will not be considered. Successful applicants and their schools will be notified via email by Friday 5 April 2019.

Find out more –

GREaT information guide for parents and guardians

2020 Gap Year

As you may know, since 2005 Letz Liv has specialised in the recruitment of Australian gap year assistants in schools (traditionally boarding schools) across New Zealand, Thailand and the United Kingdom. All positions offered to potential applicants from Scotch College WA will be provided with board and lodging in addition to a weekly stipend during their time abroad. Depending on the country of destination, placements are either six or eleven months in duration.

Further details and information can be accessed at

Lattitude Global Volunteering

Over past years students from Scotch College have undertaken a gap year with Lattitude Global Volunteering, in particular the 12 month option of Schools Assistant in boarding schools in the UK.

Please note that the priority deadline for applications in 2020 is Monday 11 March 2019. This will give students the best chance at securing their first preference for the more popular programs.  If this isn't possible there a midyear application deadline on Friday 14 June 2019 and there will be rolling applications after this date for any remaining placements.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

April Revision & Exam Preparation Courses

Master Mind Australia's

Subject Revision & Exam Preparation

For all students Year 7 to 12

The April Exam and Revision Program offers students comprehensive subject revision and prepares students for their First Semester Exams.

Course will be conducted at:

Week One

(Monday 15 April to Thursday 18 April)

Christ Church Grammar School

Week Two

(Tuesday 23 April to Friday 26 April)

Hale School and Mindarie Senior College

For further information contact Dr Robert Hallam at Master Mind Australia on 9486 1377

Or visit

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser