Phases of Learning

Senior School Curriculum


Senior School Curriculum

JSRACS provides a broad range of choices for our students as they select their courses for their final years of high school education. When choosing their courses, students are encouraged to consider their post-school and possible career pathways as well as considering their interests, talents and strengths.

In Year 10 all students study English, Science, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Religious Education, Health and Physical Education as part of their core subjects.


As well as these compulsory subjects students are given the opportunity to select up to 25% of their total programme from elective subjects. The majority of elective subjects provide grounding for courses chosen in Years 11 and 12 and for most courses in Year 11, the Year 10 elective in the relevant subject is highly recommended.


Year 10 Electives

  • Arts – Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Art
  • Computing – Applied Information Technology, Computer Science
  • Food and Consumer Studies – Children and Family Studies, Food, People and Technology
  • Foreign and Community Languages – Chinese: second language, Indonesian: second language
  • Materials, Design and Technology – Materials, Design and Technology – Metal and Materials, Design and Technology – Wood, Engineering Studies
  • Media – Media Studies
  • Physical Education – Outdoor Education, Physical Education Studies
  • Science – Science Project
  • Social Sciences – Accounting

The full Year 10 Course Outline can be found here

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.


At JSRACS we offer students five different Pathways to achieve success in Year 11, with a 6th pathway offered to some students, by invitation, in Year 12.


ATAR – is a pathway for students who are aiming to enrol in university via the Direct ATAR University Entry Pathway. At the end of their studies students are given a rank derived from combining their school based mark and their external WACE exam mark for their top 4 ATAR subjects.


UniReady – this pathway is an option for some students who may not have been able to cope with the academic rigours of four or more ATAR courses in Year 11, but who have demonstrated the aptitude and work ethic to go to university.  Application is via invitation only and is based on year 11 course results.  Students must have achieved satisfactorily in ATAR English or excellent achievement in General English in Year 11, as well as satisfactory achievement in some other course areas.  Other criteria include the ability to work as an independent learner, good time management and organisation skills and a high attendance record.


Flexible Pathway – provides a clear pathway to university, TAFE or and Apprenticeship/Traineeship. The Flexible Pathway allows students to enrol in a selection of ATAR, General and Certificate Courses or School Based Traineeship in Hospitality.


CareerLink – affords students the opportunity of completing a VET Certificate course in conjunction with a Workplace Learning Endorsed Program.  Students enrolled in the CareerLink Pathway will achieve credit for both a Certificate II (minimum) and an Endorsed Program towards their WACE.


Hospitality School-based Traineeship – is a School-based traineeship, which offers students the unique opportunity to achieve their Certificate II and/or III in Hospitality whilst getting paid to be involved in the programme. The training is delivered by both JSRACS teachers and our industry trained on-site Chef, in conjunction with a Registered Training Organisation. Contracts for this are approved by the Apprenticeship Office then students are paid for the work they do (minimum of 8 hours per week) in the programme.


Trade Preparation – is a specialised CareerLink Pathway designed to prepare students for a trade or employment in related occupations. This pathway is a package of six courses that have been specifically chosen to be highly practical and relevant to the trade industries and therefore to increase the level of engagement of students in Year 11 and 12 who choose this pathway.

For a more detailed overview of the courses and pathways available to students please view the Year 11 and 12 Course Handbook. Be sure to view pages 7 and 8 which provide an overview of the Pathway that may best be suited to your child.

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