Senior School - Gilmore College
Senior School (Years 10 – 12)
In Year 10, students study in the traditional academic Learning Areas of English, Mathematics, Science, and Society and Environment. In the Health and Physical Education Learning Area, General Physical Education courses are compulsory in Year 10. When selecting subjects in The Arts, Health and Physical Education, and Technology and Enterprise Learning Areas, students are advised to consider the areas of study that they may wish to pursue in subsequent years and are advised to check, with the relevant Head of Learning Area, the recommended entry levels for Year 11 courses.
Gilmore College offers a broad range of courses in Years 11 and 12 to meet the interests and needs of students. These courses:
- build on content of previous subjects and programs
- ensure that Gilmore students are able to study similar courses to those offered in other parts of Australia
- provide multiple pathways to university, training organisations and employment, and
- count towards university entrance.
All courses have a number of specified outcomes. Courses are organised into units that will require 55 hours to teach and each unit has specific content and contexts that provide the basis for the teaching program.
The units are at various stages:
- Stage 1 units provide bridging support and a practical focus to help students develop skills for progress to Stage 2 units or post-school options including TAFE, apprenticeships and traineeships and the workplace.
- Stage 2 units provide opportunities for applied learning with more focus on academic learning for progress to Stage 3 units or post-school options including TAFE, apprenticeships and traineeships, university and the workplace.
- Stage 3 units provide opportunities to extend knowledge and understandings in academic learning contexts. The post-school pathway is typically university.
Gilmore offers a flexible curriculum for senior secondary school students intending to enter employment or further training on leaving school. Students may choose to enrol in industry-specific Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses or integrate units of competency in general courses. Opportunities to complete VET through a range of programs, such as school-based traineeships, will continue.