SENIOR SCHOOL 10-12
The Senior School experience at ACC is designed to be a capstone experience for students, giving them the opportunity to study different topics, develop their leadership skills and prepare for the WACE.
We would like to talk about the culture that we are developing for this special time of life:
We’re serious about preparing our students for their examinations and we expect the same attitude from our students. In some ways, they have been preparing for this examination since Year 7 when they began sitting for formal examinations and they presented their assessment tasks using the same approach to details and deadlines as they would need in Year 11 & 12.
Our teachers are encouraged to stay current with the latest developments in the examinations. This includes things like membership in professional teaching associations and participation in professional development sessions.
The WACE is an important milestone but it shouldn't define a student's identity
The great weakness of the examination process is that it tends to reduce students to a single ATAR score. If you get a high ATAR score, you “will” be successful in life. We work really hard to discourage this kind of mindset in our students.
Our Christian ethos tells us that God has a plan for your life and that plan may or may not include a high ATAR score. We also celebrate character and attitudes as defined in our ACC Learner Profile which recognise that success in life is far more complicated than a single ATAR score.
For students who do achieve at a high level, we celebrate with them but we also remind them that this is one more step as they transition to university education.
Please contact the school office for a list of current subjects being offered.