NBSC Cromer Campus

The co-educational comprehensive campus of the Northern Beaches Secondary College

Telephone02 9981 1155




 Year 7 Talented Academic Program

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NBSC Cromer Campus offers an extension program in Years 7 and 8 followed by graded classes in all core courses for Years 9 and 10. The program aims to extend and challenge students in all courses with an emphasis on English, Mathematics and Science. Expectations are high in terms of the performance and quality of work delivered by students. There is a focus on the development of higher order thinking skills, problem solving and on the use of differentiated models of learning.

Placement in the Talented Academic Program can be based on performance in the Year 5 NAPLAN tests, performance in state-wide competitions, recommendations from Year 6 teachers, performance in an external Academic Placement Test and demonstrated commitment to achieving personal academic excellence. Some or all of these criteria are considered when a placement is offered. Review of individual student performance occurs at the end of Semesters 1 & 2 of each year and students may change classes as determined by their individual performance and application.

In the Mathematics Extension class students work at a faster pace and follow strands which require a deeper understanding of more sophisticated techniques, proofs and methods of solution. In English, the selection of texts is more challenging with an emphasis on higher order thinking skills and critical analysis. Students in Science research more complex concepts and in greater depth. Laboratory work and the use of technology underpin the development of a deeper knowledge and understanding of Science topics.

NBSC Cromer Campus allocates teachers to the extension classes who have the expertise to develop and challenge these students, expand their knowledge and inspire them to maximise their full potential.

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Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Local enrolment area

Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. The School Finder shows our local enrolment area. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol 

Contact us when you’re ready to enrol your child in our school. You may need to attend an interview with the principal. There you can discuss any medical conditions or other special circumstances before your child starts school. We may also complete a risk assessment on the enrolment.

For more information, visit high school enrolment.

Download an application to enrol (PDF 5.9MB).

The application form must be completed in English. However, a translated application to enrol may help you to fill out the form in English.

Non-local enrolments

As outlined in the department’s enrolment policy, our school may accept enrolments from outside our local enrolment area if places are available.

We will assess applications for non-local enrolment on a case-by-case basis.

Cromer Campus

For enrolment information at Cromer Campus, please contact the school office on 02 9981 1155 for details on enrolment procedures, and an enrolment package.

The Northern Beaches Secondary College enrolment policy is available for your convenience below at the following link:

Temporary visas and international students

For information about eligibility and forms to complete, visit the Temporary Residents Program.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

Distance education schools also provide single subjects for students in Years 9 to 12 to enhance curriculum choice. Please contact us for details.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.