When is the scholarship test?
Saturday 17 February 2018.
What time does the scholarship testing day commence and conclude?
Students sitting the examination are asked to arrive at the MLC School main entrance on Rowley Street no later than 8.15am. Testing will commence at 9am and conclude at 12pm.
What do I need to provide in support of my daughter’s application?
Once you have registered with ACER, MLC School will be in contact with you to request further information in relation to your daughter’s application.
Any student that is applying for an MLC School Music Scholarship must provide written evidence of having reached the following as a minimum AMEB grade, or equivalent performance standard:
- Grade 7 - Piano, Violin
- Grade 6 - Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Orchestral Percussion, Voice
- Grade 4 - Viola, Double Bass, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Oboe, Bassoon, Pipe Organ
Written evidence can include an exam report and/or a letter from a qualified music teacher (normally the student's instrumental teacher), which indicates that the musician has reached the minimum standard/equivalent required.
How much does it cost to register for the scholarship program at MLC School?
Can we visit the school prior to the scholarship test?
Yes, we have Senior School tours scheduled throughout the year. Click here to register for a tour.
What is the scholarship test structure?
The tests involved in the ACER scholarship test include:
- Test 1: Written expression (extended response)
- Test 2: Humanities (multiple choice)
- Test 3: Mathematics (multiple choice)
- Test 4: Written expression (extended response)
For more information on these tests or to purchase practise materials please visit the ACER website.
What does my daughter need to bring with her on the scholarship testing day?
Students are asked to bring two HB or B pencils, a pencil eraser and two blue or black pens. No rulers, mathematical instruments of any kind, books or papers are required. All materials needed, other than pencils, erasers and pens are provided in the testing room. Refreshments will be provided. While students are not permitted to take mobile phones into the testing rooms, provisions will be made for phones to be stored during the testing period. Smart watches should be left at home.
What should my daughter wear to the scholarship test?
Neat, casual and comfortable clothes.
What will my daughter have to prepare for her music audition?
Students will need to prepare and play two contrasting pieces or one piece on each instrument if playing two instruments. If you wish for your daughter to perform with an accompanist you will need to provide your own. Students will also need to sing the first verse of Advance Australia Fair unaccompanied starting on an E or a G, undertake aural testing for pitch and rhythm and participate in an informal question and answer session. Practice rooms will be available on the date of the auditions. Audition times and location will be emailed to applicants after the scholarship closing date.
What happens after the testing?
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Scholarships Activity Day to take part in a variety of activities with other shortlisted candidates and attend an interview. Parents of shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a tour of the school during this time.
How do I receive my daughter’s results?
On the day the results are available you will receive an email from ACER to your nominated email address with details on how to access the results report. The results will be available from an ACER website which will be specified in the email.
If you have any login issues, please email ACER, including your child’s name, school applied for and current year level.
Please note: neither MLC School or ACER will provide student results over the phone or via email.
It is expected that successful applicants will continue their education at the school until the end of Year 12. If a recipient withdraws from the Scholarship program:
- For the purpose of joining another independent school or selective school which is located within 30 kilometres of MLC School; or
- For the purposes of receiving either a scholarship or a bursary at any other educational or musical institution in Australia or overseas,
Then any fees that have been offset against the annual tuition fees by MLC School will need to be immediately reimbursed in full.