Bass Coast College runs a Select Entrance Literacy Program (SELP) for students going into Year 7. The Literacy Program seeks to improve the literacy of students who have been identified by their Grade 6 teacher as having skills and understanding well below the state standard. Students in this program have access to two English teachers in the classroom, which is kept to a maximum of sixteen students. They do not undertake a second language, and will work on a modified curriculum that is designed to support each individual students.
The selection process involves students being nominated by their Grade 6 teacher. Early in Term 4, students will undertake literacy testing with a member of the Bass Coast College Literacy team at their primary school. Alongside the teacher nomination form, this 1:1 testing will determine the student’s suitability for inclusion in the program.