Select Entry Enhancement @ Koonung (SEE@K) Program
Koonung Secondary College is a school which caters for students with differing abilities and interests. We encourage students to develop at their own pace and we celebrate their different talents and skills. Students who are highly able often have needs which require special attention, and it is for this reason that the SEE@K Program has been introduced.
The SEE@K Program caters for students in Years 7 to 9. It is a program which allows students to progress through school with their age-peers, while ensuring that they are kept challenged with work that is appropriate to their abilities. Students in the SEE@K Program are provided with work which enriches and extends them in a number of areas. Emphasis is placed on higher level thinking and on problem solving.
What sort of students are suited to the program?
The SEE@K Program is designed to benefit those students who have shown academic aptitude in one or more specific areas of the curriculum. A SEE@K student is not necessarily good at everything, but will show an ability beyond that of most of his or her peers.
A SEE@K student must be prepared to take on challenges, take risks with learning, and be self directed. A SEE@K student will be encouraged to develop areas of specific interest and to pursue independent learning in these.
Students who apply for the Program will be asked to sit a general aptitude test. In addition, they may be asked to present a portfolio of recent work to support their application.
In producing the portfolio, students should reflect on their achievements, and choose items which illustrate their strengths and skills.
A portfolio might contain:
Certificates and awards
Examples of writing
Recent test results
Artwork or other creative work
Projects and assignments
Evidence of computer skills
There will be a SEE@K class in each level, Years 7-9. In Year 7 and in Year 8, the students follow the same core curriculum as other students at their level, but the work presented to them is more challenging and is aimed at encouraging higher level thinking skills.
Students in Years 9 are grouped together for a number of their core classes and are encouraged to choose electives which are suited to their abilities.
In Year 10, the students are expected to choose additional VCE subjects offered in elective blocks, in addition to Advanced English and Maths courses that cater for their abilities. This enables them to complete a number of Unit 3 & 4 (Year 12) subjects when they are in Year 11. Students in this program will be expected to be enrolled in a VCE University Enhancement subject when they are in Year 12, thus enhancing their ATAR score.
Thinking and Learning Styles
We all learn in different ways. Some of us may learn best through experimenting or doing, others may prefer to read or follow instructions. Some of us have highly creative minds and others are more analytical. In the SEE@K Program, students will be encouraged to optimise their preferred thinking and learning style, while developing the others.
Expressions of Interest
Places in this course are limited and early application is advised. Applications are to be completed online through the website. Testing takes place early in Term 2 for entry into the Year 7 Program for the following year.
Applications are now open for Year 7 in 2018 SEE@K program. To make a booking please click the link below. Applications close Friday 28th April 2017.