About GT Online
Gifted and Talented Online in WA
An initiative of Department of Education
Gifted and Talented online is an academic Program of study designed to meet the needs of Gifted and Talented Students in rural and remote public secondary schools in Western Australia from years 7 to 10. GT Online is the online version of the selective academic program taught in selected secondary schools in the Perth metropolitan area.
Programs of study are offered in Mathematics, Science, English and Humanities & Social Sciences. Students usually enter either the mathematics and science stream or the humanities stream (English and HASS). Some students may pursue studies in both streams. Children study with other gifted students and follow a differentiated curriculum designed specifically for their needs. The online learning environment is challenging and stimulating and students have contact with leading industry professionals and take part in competitions at national and international levels.
Online Provision for Gifted & Talented Students in Western Australia
The online version of the course has been in existence since 1996. Since that year, a large number of country students have undertaken the course and the course has seen a number of changes and updates in its delivery method. Many of our past students have gone on to do great things including one student who studied our year 8 and 9 courses when he was 10 and 11 , did his TEE when he was 13 and went to University at 14! He has since completed a double major in Engineering and Science at UWA. We have also had a number of students win awards in competitions during their time with us as well as Curriculum Council awards at the end of year 12.
What GT Online mostly means is that students can undertake an academic talent program with other similarly talented students, while living at home and attending their local school,instead of having to move to Perth at a young age.
Who Can Participate in our Programs?
The program and support outlined on this website are for the use of students and teachers in government schools in Western Australia. Students from Year 7-10 are selected via testing to study in extended program s in all four Core subject areas- Maths/Science, HASS/English.
Your Gifted & Talented Online Program Coordinator
Name: Sarah Mirco- Gifted & Talented Online Program Coordinator
Phone: (08) 9380 0555
Schools participating in GT Online Program