Brighton Secondary College is one of only 34 Victorian secondary schools accredited to deliver the Select Entry Acceleration Learning (SEAL) Program.
School Council has approved an additional SEAL class in 2013. Due to an overwhelming demand for places in the program, we will offer up to 50 places for Year 7 SEAL students in 2013.
The Accelerated Program is designed specifically to cater for the needs of students with above average intellectual skills and creativity in all learning areas. It differs from the mainstream program by providing:
- a faster paced curriculum which is non-repetitive;
- the opportunity to work with more abstract, complex and in-depth course material, and
- a learning environment which emphasises working co-operatively with students of similar abilities and interests.
Students usually complete years 7-10 in three years, giving them an extended range of options for their final years of schooling.
Students may subsequently choose to complete additional VCE units, enabling them to accrue a greater breadth of subjects.
Some students undertake VCE Extension Studies which allows them to complete one or more university subjects as part of their VCE. Some students choose to enter tertiary education after only five years of secondary schooling.
Selection is by formal testing which takes place in May. Students are tested in the areas of English, Mathematics and Science.
SEAL students and parents speak about the program:
“The program provided a safe and supportive environment, where love of learning could develop with like-minded peers.”
Stephanie (SEAL parent)
“The SEAL program was an amazing opportunity and I will always recommend it and encourage people to go to Brighton Secondary College because of it. Thanks!!”
Josie (School Dux 2009, 99.4 ENTER score, currently studying Medicine)
“The program gave Josh access to a group of motivated, focused students and allowed him to extend himself further with the challenge...Thank you – it really helped Josh reach his full potential.”
Michelle (SEAL parent)
“The SEAL Program was extremely beneficial to me in achieving the TER (Tertiary Entrance Rank) I needed.”
Josh (achieved a perfect study score of 50 in Psychology, currently studying Physiotherapy)