Pathways

Our students consistently achieve high academic results ensuring entry to many commendable universities and tertiary pathways both in Australia (Group of 8) and abroad.

An increasing number of TSS students are now attending universities and colleges internationally, in particular the United States and the United Kingdom.

We encourage our students to seek opportunities far afield and support their quest as they pursue prestigious institutions.

The Southport School is an accredited international test centre in Australia for the US College Board SAT and PSAT Admissions Test and has proven to be an invaluable asset to the School and the boys’ awareness of external prospects.

International and national universities and colleges regularly visit The Southport School and work with our boys to scaffold their pathways.

SAT and SAT Subject Tests

The Southport School is an accredited international test centre in Australia for the United States College Board SAT and SAT Subject Tests. These tests are conducted concurrently on allocated Saturday mornings in the Bennett Building at The Southport School.  Testing commences at 8.00am (please arrive early for registration as late arrivals will not be admitted once testing has commenced) Testing concludes at 1.00pm.

The Southport School is also accredited to conduct the US College Board PSAT / NMSQT Tests throughout the year.

Test dates remaining for SAT and SAT Subjects in 2018 academic year are:

  • 5 May 2018  (Both SAT and SAT Subject Tests)
  • 2 June 2018  (SAT Subject Tests only)
  • 6 October 2018  (Both SAT and SAT Subject Tests)
  • 3 November 2018 (SAT Subject Tests only)
  • 1 December 2018 (Both SAT and SAT Subject Tests)

2019 dates are scheduled for:

  • March 9 (Both SAT and SAT Subject Tests)
  • May 4 (Both SAT and SAT Subject Tests)
  • June 1 (SAT Subject Tests only)

Students wishing to sit the SAT and SAT Subject Tests should go to www.collegeboard.com to register and get further information.

The Southport School is Test Centre Number 87361.  The Test Centre Supervisor is Mrs Katrina Martin katrina.martin@tss.qld.edu.au, or phone 07 5531 9944

Students can register for the test online at www.collegeboard.org.

PSAT/NMSQT Test

Taking the PSAT/NMSQT test in October automatically screens for the National Merit Scholarship Program for those who are an American citizen, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships in the United States.

For those who do not identify as a citizen of the USA, the April and October PSAT tests offers excellent feedback to best prepare a student for the SAT. The in depth feedback on a student’s strengths and weaknesses provides critical insight so that a student can focus on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice prior to sitting the SAT’s in their final year of school. It also importantly allows students to compare results with that of others applying to college or university in the USA.

Students interested in sitting either the PSAT and/or the PSAT/NMSQT Test need to register directly with The Southport School. Please register via our online page: https://forms.tss.qld.edu.au/SAT/

Please contact Ms Katrina Martin katrina.martin@tss.qld.edu.au, or phone 07 5531 9944 or Mrs Helen McCleary helen.mccleary@tss.qld.edu.au, or phone 07 5531 9865 if you have any further queries.

The next scheduled test date is Saturday October 13, 2018.

 

 

What to bring to the test

On test day students should bring:

  • The printed Admission Ticket, which is required for entry to the Test Centre
  • Acceptable photo identification (see Student Registration Guide)
  • Two 2B pencils with soft erasers (no pens or mechanical pencils)
  • For Math sections/tests only: An acceptable calculator for math sections/tests only (see Student Registration Guide)
  • A watch that has no audible alarm or communication/recording capabilities
  • A bag or backpack (must be stored under the desk during testing)
  • Snacks and drinks (must be packed away during testing)
  • Extra batteries and backup equipment if needed

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