Distinctive Curriculum Offerings for our
Senior College Students
Ms Peta Barker -
Director of Teaching and Learning – Years 7 to 12
All Senior College students are encouraged to strive for individual academic excellence in their studies. We maintain the highest of standards in individual scholarship and work habits and Academic Staff work closely with each student to ensure success. From entry to exit, we track performance through a range of tailored programs and assessment.
We engage passionate and inquiring minds by providing an extensive range of courses to position students in the best way possible to take advantage of all that the world has to offer.
9 & 10
5 Core Subjects
English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Health and Physical Education (HPE).
3 Elective Subjects
Students can choose three options from Business Education, Digital Technologies, Design & Technologies, Enterprise Design & Innovation Studies (EDIS), Chinese Mandarin, Dance, Drama, Media Studies, Music, Visual Art and ASTA (a combined Arts Excellence program).
Extension classes are provided for students who exhibit high academic ability.
Students have a weekly pastoral care lesson, whereby students and teachers discuss a range of topics appropriate to their age group – (i.e. time management, career choice, ethics, values, human relationships, anti-drugs, anti-smoking and anti-drinking).
Year 10 students complete a Senior Education Training Plan in negotiation with parents and specialist staff who provide careers advice.
11 & 12
All students study the 2 core subjects of English and a Mathematics (Mathematics A or B) subject. Students can then select 4 subjects from the disciplines below. To allow the student freedom to grow, each Wednesday students have an Options Afternoon, where they can pursue an acitivity of their choosing such as Teacher Tutorials, TAFE Courses, Personal Study, Part-Time work or Apprenticeship/Traineeships.
Drama, Dance, Music, Music Extension (Year 12 only), Visual Arts, Film, Television and New Media, ASTA Professionals.
> Media Facilities
Health and Physical Education
> Sports Facilities
Mathematics C (a high level Mathematics subject in conjunction with Mathematics B).
Economics, Legal Studies, Business Management.
Ancient History, Modern History, Geography.
Biology, Chemistry, Physics.
Information Processing and Technology (IPT), Technology Studies.
The Australian School of the Arts for students interested in Performance, Visual Arts, Media and TV.
Sports and Athletics
Sport is a very important part of life at Sheldon College, and our students are coached to excel.