Gifted and Talented Pathway (GATE)
Music Selective Program and Scholarships

Applications are open now and close 4pm Thursday 23 March 2023.

HARRISDALE CAMPUS ONLY

We are proud to have one of the best Music programs and facilities in Western Australia, staffed by tutors and educators that are respected nationally for shaping outstanding musicians.

The GATE Music Specialist program is aimed at students with demonstrated experience and a passion to further their Music studies.

Carey’s highly respected Music Department offers Music education in a variety of genres, including Contemporary Popular Music, Western Art/Classical Music, Jazz Music and Musical Theatre.

Students participate in a variety of music ensembles and bands and are provided with multiple opportunities to perform during the year – on-site, across Perth and Western Australia, and in National Competitions.

Carey Baptist College has active connections with WAAPA (W.A. Academy of Performing Arts), U.W.A. School of Music and the James Morrison Academy, with many Carey Music students accepted into these tertiary institutions following graduation from Carey.

Features of the Carey Music Specialist Program

The GATE Music Specialist students are streamed into a Specialist group as part of their Performing Arts Music elective and are required to attend an after school ensemble/class one day per week.

Students will be required to participate in weekly instrumental music lessons, which incur a tuition fee (these lessons can either be with Carey music tutors or with existing external tutors). Instrumental hire fees are not included in the scholarship but may be arranged through the College if the student does not have their own instrument.

The GATE Music Specialist pathway provides students with the opportunity to participate in the Music Specialist stream from Year 7 until the end of Year 10. In Year 11 and 12, students can continue with Music as an ATAR subject.

Instrumental Tuition

Tuition is available in the following: Piano, Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Drum Set and Voice.

Important Links

Includes information on programs, timelines, application process, HAST information and sample questions and FAQs.

How to Apply

Applications open for the 2024 program on Monday 17 October 2022. Applications close on Thursday 23 March 2023 at 4pm.

Application Timeline

Information Sessions: Thursday 16 February 2023 | 5pm (Please note, the content presented at this Information Session will be the same as the content presented at the Information Session held in November 2022).
Applications Close: Thursday 23 March 2023 | 4pm
Test Invitations emailed: Monday 3 April 2023
HAST Test Date: Saturday 6 May 2023 | 8:45am
Music Audition Date: Saturday 13 May 2023 | 8:30am-5pm
Round 1 Offers: Week commencing Monday 12 June 2023
Round 2 Offers: Week commencing Monday 17 July 2023

Year 7 Program

STEM scholarship recipients will also participate in the Science and Mathematics Extension Programs. Both are based on the WA curriculum with added project-based and enrichment activities. 

Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of competitions that complements their learning.

Science Extension: This course focuses on developing self-directed learning and decision-making, collaborative investigations and field trips to experience Science in action.

Mathematics Extension: This program has a greater emphasis on problem-solving and mathematical reasoning. It utilises enrichment activities to extend the students.

Academic Excellence scholarship recipients will participate in the English and Humanities Extension Programs. Both are based on the WA curriculum with added project-based and enrichment activities. 

Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of competitions that complements their learning.

English Extension: This course focuses on reading, comprehension and more complex writing tasks, emphasising collaboration and extending students’ abilities to work creatively and develop critical thinking skills.

Humanities Extension: Students will have the opportunity to develop their research, analytical reasoning and communication skills within this program.

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to a select number of students in these programs. To apply for one of our scholarships, parents need to submit an application. Applications are reviewed by the College and if a student is shortlisted for a scholarship, they will be invited to sit a HAST Aptitude Test. This is produced by the Australian Council for Educational Research and used by over 100 secondary schools in Australia and internationally.

Scholarships are awarded to the highest performing students on the basis of academic merit and potential. This is determined by their applications (including their Year 5 final school and NAPLAN reports) and the HAST results. The continuation of the scholarship will depend on the student’s positive conduct and academic progress.

Successful students will be offered the following scholarships:

First Round Offers: 75% deduction of academic tuition fees for the remainder of their schooling at Carey Baptist College.

Second Round Offers: 50% deduction of academic tuition fees for the remainder of their schooling at Carey Baptist College.

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