Lynwood Senior High School provides students in years 7 to 10 with a dynamic and engaging academic extension program. A selective entry program, this accelerated academic pathway enriches the learning experience of students, enabling many of them to achieve excellent results in WACE and to gain university entrance at the end of Year 12.
The Environment and Life Sciences (‘EaLS’) program is approved by the Department of Education and is exclusive to Lynwood Senior High School.
The program provides students with a cross-curricular approach to studying the environment – exploring the actions we can take to minimise our impact upon the planet and developing understanding about the ecological footprint we leave.
Students in the EaLS program form a discrete class for the four core areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences. Students are accelerated in all core areas of the curriculum.
The curriculum covers a range of environmental issues, challenging students to think and preparing them for a dynamic future. Students undertake extracurricular opportunities such as competitions, fieldwork, development of leadership skills, sustainability through STEM, debating and excursions through our strong partnerships with the University of Western Australia, Curtin University and other organisations. The program addresses the Western Australian Curriculum and prepares students for the academic rigour of Senior School.
Over the past three years all ATAR Dux students were EaLS graduates, demonstrating the skills EaLS graduates are equipped with during the program. Four out of the six past School Captains, chosen by Lynwood Senior High staff and students were EaLS graduates, demonstrating the leadership qualities students gain during the program.
All 2019 students who received 95 or above in their ATAR results were EaLS graduates.
Students wishing to be considered for entry to this specialist EaLS program must
- Complete an application form;
- Complete a standardised aptitude test;
- Complete an English test comprising of reading, comprehension and a writing task;
- Be interviewed (in some cases)
The school will also review a student’s primary school academic performance including NAPLAN data.
The following two forms are required to be submitted and signed by a parent/guardian.
EaLS Testing Dates:
- 1 July 2020
- 17 August 2020
- 22 October 2020