The Scholarship Program is open to current students and prospective enrolments for 2014.
Examination Date: Saturday, 23 March 2013
Bacchus Marsh Grammar Scholarship testing will be held at:
Bacchus Marsh Grammar
South Maddingley Road
Bacchus Marsh Victoria 3340
On Scholarship day students should arrive at the assembly point in the Junior School Library no later than 8:45am. Toilets will be available in the Examination Venue. Students are not required to wear school uniform.
The following items need to be brought:
The following items are not permitted:
All other materials you need, other than pens, are provided in the examination room. You are permitted to take a small bottle of water with you and a snack for the morning break in a clear plastic bag.
There will be a break during the morning. Testing will finish at approximately 12:00 noon.
At the conclusion of testing, parents who are picking up their children are requested to wait outside the W Block/Lou Callow Art School. They should not go to the examination room.
The awarding of scholarships is not based upon one single criterion. There are a number of steps in the process, before a scholarship is awarded. The School’s academic scholarships are administered by “Edutest” a private company who set and mark the scholarship papers.
Please note that all scholarships awarded by the school will be for ‘General Excellence’. In selecting students for interview the following criteria will be used and given equal weighting:
Students are also required to have completed the Scholarship Application Form and return it with the relevant documentation to the school by 28th March 2013.
After the Edutest Examination and a review of an applicant’s written application, some students will be invited for an interview, conducted by the Principal and Senior Staff, students are asked about their academic record, their co-curricula interests and their willingness to be involved in the life of the school. The interview is a vital component of the scholarship process and involves the Principal and Senior Staff making decisions about the ability and desire of students who have demonstrated potential on examinations to both apply themselves fully and be positive members of the School Community. The ultimate decision about these issues is a professional judgement made by the Principal.
The number of scholarships awarded each year varies depending on the initial academic performance of the students sitting the examination and their subsequent performance at interview. The School generally will make half (50%) and full (100%) scholarship offers at Year 7. Scholarships offering a higher proportion of fee reduction may be offered to students in later years. Students may sit for scholarships in subsequent years and receive a scholarship of a higher proportion. In later secondary years the interview component of the scholarship process becomes more important and greater weight is placed on past academic performance as well as results on the scholarship examination.
The school does not automatically provide feedback on academic student performance as the criteria for awarding scholarships are broader than just academic performance. If parents would like a confidential copy of results they are asked to request a summary report in writing (addressed to the Registrar). Parents should note that whilst the information provided in relation to examination performance gives a good overview of examination results they are not designed to provide a full academic profile of a student. The information provided to parents is produced by Edutest the examination providers.