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, the AP exams as well as the ACT (Standardised online test for college admission in the United States) 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.
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 which valuably prepare Years 10 and 11 students for the SAT test.
Test dates for SAT and SAT Subjects in 2020 academic year are:
Students wishing to sit the SAT and SAT Subject Tests should go to www.collegeboard.org to register and get further information.
Students can register for the test online at www.collegeboard.org.
For those students interested in pursuing tertiary study in the USA, TSS offers the PSAT twice yearly in April and October, providing Year 10 and Year 11 test-takers with an excellent opportunity to best prepare for the SAT. Students receive in-depth feedback on test result sub-scores, further providing critical insight on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice prior to sitting the SATs in their final year of school. The PSAT also importantly provides comparative results with that of others applying to college or university in the USA, allowing students to preview an estimate of their overall projected college readiness profile.
Additionally, the PSAT/NMSQT test offered in October automatically assesses Year 11 students with US citizenship for eligibility into the National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic program which recognises and qualifies students for scholarships in the United States.
The next scheduled test date is Saturday 17 October 2020.
AP examinations are conducted at TSS aligned with US College Board calendared schedule for May 2021.
Please refer to the College Board website for specific examination dates.
PLEASE NOTE: Students completing AP courses of study prior to November 14 2020 must register for the corresponding exam by November 14, 2020 otherwise a late fee may be incurred.
Those students completing their AP Course of study after November 14, 2020 must register for the corresponding exam by March 11, 2021.
Interested applicants are asked to email directly for registration instructions:
The ACT is a standardised online test alternative to the US College Board SAT that is used for college admissions in the USA.
The Southport School is an accredited testing centre for the ACT.
Test dates for 2020:
Places are limited. To register for the ACT please visit www.act.org.
On test day students should bring:
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