Gifted and Talented Program

Alkimos College

Gifted and Talented

About Gifted and Talented

In 2022, Alkimos College was proud to be Western Australia’s 24th school to be chosen to offer the Academic Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Program. Students sit the ASET (Academic Selective Entrance Test) in Year 6 to gain placement in the program for Year 7 at Alkimos College. To find out how to apply, please visit: Application process – Department of Education


Academic Program

Our Gifted and Talented students learn with like-ability, like-minded peers from expert teaching staff in Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities. The GAT program is academically rigorous and educators may use compacting, extension or enrichment methods to enhance student outcomes. Students are encouraged to find their areas of passion and ignite these with project-based and inquiry learning experiences.


Engagement and Support

At Alkimos College, we understand that Gifted learners may face unique challenges in their educational journey or may be identified as Twice Exceptional. Some students may struggle at times with underachievement or disengagement. Our GAT Program Coordinator, Specialist teachers, Learning Support and Student Services staff provide a holistic approach and endeavour to meet the needs of each individual child, to ensure that they achieve their personal best. This may include tailored Individualised Education Programs, providing socialisation support or mentoring.


Regional Students

WA country students who are accepted into our Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Program may be eligible to apply to board at the Department of Education’s City Beach Residential College.


Opportunities and Enrichment

We take pride in ensuring our Gifted learners are provided with regular opportunities to show off their skills or build new areas of passion or interest. Some of the exciting opportunities provided to our Gifted and Talented cohort in 2023 included:

  • Northshore Christian Grammar Academic competition
  • Big Science competition
  • Write a Book in a Day competition
  • Australian Maths competition
  • Have Sum Fun competition
  • Tim Winton creative writing competition
  • Excursion to the Perth Zoo
  • Excursion to an Escape Room
  • Workshop from Film Bites
  • Workshop from Rubik’s Cube experts
  • Incursion from the Perth Water Corporation
  • Incursion from Window to the World: Science Week
  • Incursion from the Bell Shakespeare Company
  • Incursion from World of Maths
  • Incursions from the Fremantle Literacy Centre


How to Apply

Students are selected based on the results of the Academic Selective Entrance Test (ASET). The college has been selected as a testing venue for the Year 7 intake and this will be in Term 1 in 2024 for the 2025 intake. The Department will provide further details to those applicable.


Applications for testing are now CLOSED for entry into the Alkimos College selective Academic Gifted and Talented program for the 2025 Year 7 and Year 9  intake. Applications closed on Sunday 11 February 2024.

Late applications can only be considered under exceptional and extenuating circumstances.


See the flyers below for more information:


Alkimos College – GAT Info Flyer for Parents


Department of Education – Gifted and Talented Information Flyer


You can register for the the 2026 intake here:


If you have any further questions please call the college on 9561 7300.

At Alkimos College our students work together to foster creativity and innovation to create empowered individuals. We provide a safe and inclusive environment where ‘hands on’ and ‘minds on’ learning experiences are embedded in everyday college life. Our staff and students strive for excellence and grow with our community to cultivate a culture of high quality teaching and learning.

Get in Touch

Should you have any questions relating to our Gifted and Talented Program or any other matter we encourage you to get in touch.