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Excellence/Merit Program Enrolment form/s information

Applications are now open for Year 7 students entering high school in 2019 wanting to enrol in Benowa State High Schools Excellence and Merit programs.



Students applying for entry into Academic French Immersion, Academic STEM and Academic Waldorf are required to sit an academic entrance exam. The FINAL round of testing will be held on WEDNESDAY, 10 OCTOBER 2018 FROM 12.30PM TO 3.30PM.​

To be eligible to sit the academic entrance exam you must return a completed Excellence Program Enrolment form with the required documentation to Benowa State High School Administration building.



 

Students are required to attend a performance based demonstration prior to selection.

To be eligible to participate in the try out you must return a completed Excellence Program Enrolment form with the required documentation to Benowa State High School Administration building. The FINAL round of testing will be held on WEDNESDAY, 10 OCTOBER 2018 - morning session.




Students are required to submit auditions downloaded onto a USB prior to selection in Music Excellence, Dance Excellence and Drama Merit. 

Visual Art Merit applications must also include 3 original copies of artwork. Once sighted by staff a copy will be taken and the original artworks will be returned to the student.


To be eligible you must return a completed Excellence Program Enrolment form with the required documentation to Benowa State High School Administration building.

More Information on Auditions:

Dance Excellence Auditions

 1.  Informal Interview with teacher.

2.   On USB have a performance of a prepared dance (2-3 minutes).

a)   2-3 minutes performance in any style

                        OR

b)  1 minute in one style and 1 minute in a ​contrasting style (e.g. Contemporary or Hip Hop)

 * Performances may be choreographed by studio or school teacher.  If no other work is available it may be student choreographed.​


Drama Merit

Submit an audition on USB to Demonstrate your dramatic abilities

FOLIO OF WORK

Applicants should submit the following:

USB with two contrasting performances.

These could include:

  •  a short solo script
  •  a poem
  •  section from a play

Certificates awarded. Drama prizes and letters of recommendation should also be included in the application.​

Music Excellence Auditions

 

1. Performance on USB -

*Perform two short contrasting pieces (not a band piece/something from your music 

study book).

*Demonstrate or discuss all instruments you can play (e.g. Flute and Guitar).

2. Complete a short theory test.

3. Informal interview with teacher—bring certificates—exam results, etc.​ 

Visual Art Folio of Work

Applicants may submit one or both of the following:

 1. Visual Diary with at least eight art works. eg. drawings, paintings, prints.

 2. Photographs of art works including sculpture, origami, large paintings in a display book or on a USB.

* Certificates awarded, Art prizes and letters of recommendation  from Artists and teachers should also be included in the application.

Where possible it is best to show a range of artistic skills. Include 2 to 3 different media.​ 

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