Through our senior school, students’ individual needs are catered for through a variety of pathways, broad subject choices and personal development programs.
Our senior school provides learning pathways for students in years 10 to 13 that meet their unique needs. It is a time when students are moving towards independent adult lives and assume greater responsibility for themselves and their actions. During these years, students become more aware of their strengths and interests as they begin to make decisions about their post school future.
Students in senior school select pathways and subjects that are relevant to their post school future. These may include certificate level vocational courses leading to further study, apprenticeships and employment as well as courses designed for a broad range of University and TAFE options.
The Tertiary Pathway:
The tertiary pathway allows students the opportunity to select from a broad range of subjects specific to receiving an Australian Tertiary Admittance Rank (ATAR). This pathway starts at year 10 by completing the Personal Learning Plan (PLP) and allows students to select a variety of subjects at year 11 (Stage 1) to culminate in a selection of 4 subjects at year 12 (Stage 2) to receive an ATAR.
Tertiary pathways are determined by:
- completing an ATAR
- the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) completion requirements
- specific requirements of the tertiary training organisations.
The Vocational Pathway:
Vocational programs, some of which are full certificate courses at a 1, 2 and 3 level, complement our school’s general and academic curriculum to ensure a broad range of career options for all students.
Vocational pathways are determined by:
- national Curriculum Frameworks
- specific Industry Training Materials which may require structured Work Placement in industry
- competency based assessment that determines the achievement level
- training courses accessed through the Regional Trade School.