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Collegians’ Careers Evening: Tuesday 17 March, Memorial Hall, commencing at 7.00pm
Thanks to the generous support of the Old Scholars, parents and friends of the School, the Careers Evening is being held again this year. The Evening is aimed at boys in Year 10 and 11 and all Year 10 students are expected to attend as the evening is an integral part of their Personal Learning Plan (PLP). Year 12 students are most welcome and would benefit from speaking to practitioners about their careers. More details will be provided in another newsletter and a mail out to the parents of Year 10 and 11 students, but please note this event on your calendars.

UK School GAP year opportunity
Edgeborough Prep School (a country Prep School just outside Farnham, Surrey) is seeking GAP students to commence in January 2021. The Edgeborough School has a strong sporting tradition and is seeking students who can also contribute to their sporting program. The ‘Gaps’ at Edgeborough receive a nominal salary, accommodation is free and the food during the week is supplied. The Gap students can use the holidays to travel in the UK and Europe. All Year 12s have been emailed the details of the Edgeborough GAP year, and if interested, should see Mr Colsey for an application form. Applications need to be submitted now, so students will have to act quickly should they wish to be considered for a position.

UCAT 2020
The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is an admissions test used by many universities in Australia and New Zealand in their selection process for their medical, dental and clinical science degree programmes. The UCAT ANZ test replaces the UMAT (Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences Admission Test) this year. The test helps universities to select applicants with the most appropriate abilities and professional behaviours required for doctors and dentists to be successful in their clinical careers. The UCAT is a computer-based test delivered in Pearson VUE test centres throughout Australia, New Zealand and at some overseas locations.

Registration for the UCAT opens on March 2 and closes on 11 May. The UCAT is a two-hour computer-based test consisting of five separately timed subtests, each of which contains a number of questions in a multiple-choice format. The test sittings are held between 1 and 31 July. For a listing of universities requiring the UCAT, go to For more details of the UCAT, go to

International Student Admission Test – ISAT
International students currently studying in Australia and who are considering applying for Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science or Physiotherapy at some institutions in Australia, will need to sit the ISAT. ISAT is a three-hour computer-based test that is held during three testing periods in 2020. These testing periods are: May 16 to 24, August 15 to 23, and November 21 to 29. Applicants MUST check with each institution to determine the deadline for the ISAT results being received. A minimum period of 12 months is required between a candidate undertaking the ISAT. For more information on the ISAT go to and the list of universities requiring ISAT can be found at

Australian National University (ANU) application and selection processes
ANU has changed the application requirements (including an earlier application deadline) and selection criteria for undergraduate courses. Details of the new requirements can be found at Applications open in March

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor