The Dance course develops and presents ideas through a variety of genres, styles and forms, as it provides a unique way in which to express the students’ cultural view and understanding of the world. Learning contexts include:  Popular Culture, Australian Dance, Youth Voice, Extending the Boundaries


While some students intend to make a career in drama and related fields, they also participate in drama for enjoyment and satisfaction. The Drama course builds confidence, empathy, understanding about human experience, and a sense of identity and belonging. These are invaluable qualities for contemporary living.

Media Production and Analysis

The Media Production and Analysis course aims to teach students the skills, knowledge and understandings to make their own media texts and analysis..  Students work in a variety of contexts including Music Video, TV News, Art Film and Documentary.


The context for this course is Western Art Music.  Students studying this Music pathway will be able to use this course content to prepare for University entry. There will be a progression from the music course in Year 10, with students continuing their development of their aural, theory and literature skills.

Visual Art

The Art course introduces students to the way artists think, where they draw their inspirations from and how they generate ideas for artworks.  Students will develop an understanding of how the world around artists (their context) affects art making and the messages communicated in their artwork.


The English course is comprised of four units and focuses on developing students’ analytical, creative, and critical thinking and communication skills in all language modes.


The Literature course focuses on the study of literary texts and developing students as independent, innovative and creative learners and thinkers who appreciate the aesthetic use of language; evaluate perspectives and evidence; and challenge ideas and interpretations.

Career Link

CareerLink is structured for students in Years 11 and 12 who plan to make a career in areas other than the professions that require a university qualification. Students involved in CareerLink are placed in the workplace, ideally in an area of their intended future employment, to gain skills and experience.

Workplace Learning

Workplace Learning is an Authority-developed endorsed program that is managed by individual schools.  To complete the program, a student works in one or more real workplace/s to develop a set of transferable workplace skills.

Children, Family and the Community

This course caters for students seeking career pathways in areas such as education, nursing, psychology, community services, childcare and health.

Food Science and Technology

The General Food Science and Technology course enables students to connect with further education, training and employment pathways and enhances employability and career opportunities in areas that include nutrition, health, food and beverage manufacturing, food processing, community services, hospitality, and retail.

Outdoor Education

The Outdoor Education courses focus on outdoor activities and aims to develop an understanding of our relationships with the environment, others and ourselves.

Physical Education

The Physical Education Studies courses are designed to appeal to a broad spectrum of students, with varying backgrounds, physical activity knowledge and dispositions.  Students undertaking the Physical Education Studies course will progressively develop skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable them to pursue their personal interests and potential in physical activity as athletes, coaches, officials and/or administrators.

Mathematics Specialist

The Mathematics Specialist course provides opportunities, beyond those presented in the Mathematics Methods course, to develop rigorous mathematical arguments and proofs and to use mathematical and statistical models more extensively.

Mathematics Methods

The major themes of the Mathematics Methods course are calculus and statistics.  They include, as necessary prerequisites, studies of algebra, functions and their graphs, and probability.

Mathematics Applications

The Mathematics Applications course is designed for students who want to extend their mathematical skills beyond Year 10 level but whose future studies or employment pathways do not require knowledge of calculus.

Mathematics Essentials

The Mathematics Essential course focuses on enabling students to use mathematics effectively, efficiently and critically to make informed decisions in their daily lives.

Chinese, Indonesian, Italian

During Year 11 & 12 students will greatly expand on their current knowledge of the vocabulary and structure of the languages offered, and to be successful students will need to be committed to regularly practising their spoken and written Italian.

Religion and Life (ATAR)

Through Religion and Life, students learn why and how religions respond to human experiences such as injustice and suffering.  They learn skills that will enable them as Australian and global citizens to critique situations of this kind and the responses made by religions.

Religion and Life (General)

Religion and Life explores the nature of religion and how it offers individuals and their communities an understanding of the world around them. As students develop the knowledge, understanding, values and skills of this course, they understand ways to interact and communicate with people about the diversity of religious and spiritual beliefs and practices.

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences gives students a unique appreciation of life and a better understanding of the living world around them. It encourages them to be analytical, to participate in problem solving and to systematically explore fascinating and intriguing aspects of living systems.


The Chemistry course equips students with a knowledge and understanding of chemistry to enable them to appreciate the natural and built environment, its materials, and interactions between them.

Engineering Studies

The Engineering Studies course provides opportunities for students to investigate, research and present information related to mechanical engineering in today’s society.  They will design and make products, and undertake project development through the use of the technology design process.

Human Biological Science

How does the human body function?  Why does it work this way?  Why are we different from one another, and why are we similar to our relatives?  What effect will my choices have on my health?  What are the risks/benefits of medical interventions?  These are some of the questions that many young people ask and they are the sorts of questions that the Human Biology course tries to answer.

Integrated Science

This course takes a very wide view of science, covering the physical, biological and environmental areas and bridges the gap between classroom life and everyday life.  The approach is of a practical nature and requires students to develop their practical skills to a high level.


Physics is an experimental and theoretical discipline involving the study of the properties of energy and matter and interrelationships between the two. Physics forms the fundamental basis of our understandings for other areas of Science.

Accounting and Finance

The Accounting and Finance Course focuses on four outcomes relating to the recording, processing, analysis and utilization of financial information in a variety of business contexts.  The course aims to develop an awareness of the systems and processes involved in financial decisions as well as the ethical, social and environmental issues involved.

Business Management and Enterprise

The course content encompasses theoretical and practical aspects of Business Management and Enterprise and is designed to facilitate the understanding of three outcomes, Business Concepts, Business in Society and Innovation and Operations.


This course reflects the importance of Economics in today’s society. The course emphasizes topical and relevant economic issues and provides opportunities for student investigation in areas of interest.


The Geography course would be suitable for anyone wishing to learn more about “the world in which we live”. Students who have completed this course in the past have furthered their studies in a wide range of courses at university including architecture, interior design, urban planning, surveying, geology, education, occupational therapy, occupational health and safety, environmental sciences, speech pathology, psychology and social work.

Modern History

The Modern History course enables students to study the forces that have shaped today’s world and provides them with a broader and deeper comprehension of the world in which they live. In Year 11 and 12 students will focus on significant historical movements and events of the 20th century.

Applied Information Technology

Throughout the Applied Information Technology course, students investigate client-driven issues and challenges, devise solutions, produce models or prototypes and then evaluate and refine the design solution in collaboration with the client. Students are provided with the opportunity to experience, albeit in a school environment, developing digital solutions for real situations.

Computer Science

The Computer Science course focuses on the fundamental principles, concepts and skills within the field of computing and provides students with opportunities to develop flexibility and adaptability in the application of these, in the roles of developers and users.

Materials Design and Technology – Wood

The Materials Design and Technology ATAR course Wood is a practical course with a component of design, manufacturing and theory.  Students will produce a product in wood as the major focus.

Materials Design and Technology – Metal

The Materials Design and Technology General course Metal is a practical course. It allows students to design and manufacture products with the major focus for the unit in the context of metal product design. There is also the flexibility to incorporate additional materials from outside the designated contexts and technology such as CNC machining


The Certificate II course content involves students learning the employability skills associated with the business industry.  Students will have to demonstrate competencies in a selection of tasks such as working and communicating effectively in a business environment, using business technology and information technology skills and software that would we used in business, and delivering service to customers.


The Certificate II course content involves students learning the employability skills associated with the hospitality industry.  Students will have to demonstrate competencies with a selection of tasks associated with various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, cafes and coffee shops.

Information, Digital Media and Technology

The Certificate II course provides basic digital literacy skills to support a wide range of varying industry occupations.  Students will learn the employability skills associated with the IT industry

Metal Work (Visual Arts Metal)

The Certificate II course is a Metal work course which allows students to develop the technical skills and creative skills that underpin working with metal.  Students will learn the employability skills associated with industries that work with designing and creating metal products.

Sport and Recreation

The Certificate II course provides skills to individuals to work in the sport and recreation industry.  Students will learn employability skills such as the skills to provide support in the provision of sport and recreation programs, facilities, customer service and sport and recreation administration assistance in locations such as fitness centres, outdoor sporting grounds or sporting complexes.

Trade Preparation Pathway

In 2019 JSRACS will be introducing the Trade Preparation Pathway. This pathway is specifically designed for those students who are interested in a career in the Trade industry and is focused on providing a hands-on, authentic learning experience in a workplace setting. Students will leave JSRACS with the skills, qualifications and confidence to enter an apprenticeship or the workforce. For more information on this pathway, please read the Trade Preparation Pathway Brochure or contact the coordinator [email protected]


Hospitality Pathway

In addition to the Trade Preparation Pathway JSRACS will also be introducing the Hospitality Pathway to students who are interested in pursuing a career in the Hospitality industry. This pathway is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn all aspects of the Hospitality industry, from business management, food and beverage preparation to customer service and workplace safety. Students will be to be taught by teachers and our school Chef in our fully equipped commercial kitchen and will prepare delectable dishes for a number of school functions. For more information on this pathway, please read the Hospitality Pathway Brochure or contact the coordinator [email protected]