Senior School Curriculum
In the Senior Secondary years of schooling students are provided with a broad range of choices in the selection of courses. Although students are encouraged to begin thinking about post school and possible career pathways there is still a strong emphasis upon students making selections based upon their interests and strengths.
In Year 10 all students study English, Science, Mathematics, History, Religious Education, Health and Physical Education
as a set of core subjects. As well as these compulsory core subjects students are given the opportunity to select up to 30% of their total programme from elective subjects. The majority of elective subjects provide grounding for courses chosen in Years 11 and 12. For most courses in Year 11, the Year 10 elective in the relevant subject is highly recommended. Subjects cover a broad range of interests and areas.
Year 10 Elective Subjects:
Arts- Dance, Drama, Music, Design, Visual Art
Computing- Applied Information Technology, Computer Science
Food and Consumer Studies- Children and Family Studies, Food, People and Technology
Languages other than English- Indonesian, Italian
Materials, Design and Technology- MD&T Metal, MD&T Wood
Media- Media Studies
Philosophy, Ethics and Religions- Philosophy, Ethics and Religions
Physical Education- Outdoor Education, Physical Education Studies
Science- Aviation, Science Project
Social Sciences- Accounting/Economics, Business Management, Geography
Years 11 and 12
The Year 11 and 12 curriculum allows opportunities for students to pursue their interests and develop their strengths as they make decisions about future pathways. Approximately 33% of our senior students choose from a range of School Curriculum and Standards Authority non-tertiary entrance Courses with a significant number of these taking up structured workplace learning opportunities through the CareerLink programme. They are then well equipped for studies at Technical and Further Education (TAFE), apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeships, traineeships or entry into the workplace.
A significant number of JSRACS students achieve results in their Year 12 non-tertiary entrance Courses which make them eligible for entry into either university preparation courses or the direct entry pathway at ECU which are alternative methods of entry to degree studies.
A comprehensive range of Courses covering the Humanities, Science and Maths are provided for students planning to continue their studies at university. Our students consistently perform at the very best levels in both tertiary and non-tertiary entrance Courses and the great majority achieve admission to the university and course of their choice. The School is proud of the achievements of our students and is committed to providing the conditions that make for continuous improvement across all areas of the curriculum.
Courses offered across Years 11 and 12 Arts
- Dance, Drama, Media Production and Analysis, Music, Visual Art English
- English, Literature Career Link and Vocational Education
- Workplace Learning Food and Consumer Studies
- Children, Family and the Community, Food Science and Technology Health and Physical Education
- Outdoor Education, Physical Education Mathematics
- Mathematics, Specialist Mathematics Languages
- Indonesian: Second Language, Italian Religion
- Religion and Life Science
- Aviation, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering Studies, Human Biological Science, Integrated Science, Physics Social Science
- Accounting and Finance, Business Management and Enterprise, Economics, Geography, Modern History Technology
- Applied Information Technology, Computer Science, Materials Design and Technology-Wood, Materials Design and Technology-Metal
John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School is a school of The Anglican Schools Commission with a mission to build a Christian community of learners, to provide a quality educational experience, and to nurture the whole person in the three dimensions of mind, body and spirit.