Curriculum Secondary


                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Curriculum Secondary

Secondary School in the College context comprises Years 7 to 12.  The implementation of the Australian Curriculum, utilising the Curriculum and Assessment Outline, alongside the continuing Curriculum Framework, the presentation of WACE Courses of Study and access to VET courses form the three areas of curriculum in the College.  The plan to meet the requirements of these different areas and deliver them to the student body, including monitoring and reporting is described here:

 

There are appendices to this plan that give details of courses and curriculum approaches.  These appendices include course information booklets as well as teaching programs and curriculum statements grouped by Learning Areas. 

 

A Pastoral Care program spans all years from 7 to 12 . Many aspects of the curriculum are currently included in the Lower School Health Education courses. 

 

Secondary – Years 7 to 10

 

The Australian Curriculum is followed in all courses as per the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). 

Ongoing communication with parents about the progress of students is through formal reporting and supplemented by regular email and phone communication as required.

 

Individual Education Plans/ Curriculum Adjustment Plans are devised and enacted, with the parents of the students involved in the planning and review stages.

 

Tutoring is provided after school for lower school Mathematics, English, Humanities and Science as well as all courses offered in Upper School.

 

Curriculum content is developed and mapped in Department Areas under the supervision of Department Heads.  This process provides the avenue for continuity and coherence as students progress through the years in each area.  Content timing and delivery is planned with the 7 to 10 scope in mind.

 

Secondary – Years 11 and 12

 

Students are engaged in combinations of WACE Courses of Study across Stages 1 to 3 as well having access to VET courses offered at the College.  Teachers are selected for their training and expertise in subject areas and are involved in ongoing professional learning to ensure the curriculum requirements for Senior Secondary courses are met.  Moderation of standards occurs through district meetings of teachers in specific courses as well as small group moderation in courses of low numbers.

 

Tutoring is provided after school for all Courses of Study offered at the College.  Students are also able to make arrangements with staff as required.

 

2017 Grid Lines:

Year 11 

Year 12

 

 

Assessment & Reporting

This is explained in detail in the Policy:  Assessment & Reporting Policy.