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Lower School

Year 7 and 8

Students at Duncraig Senior High School follow a prescribed timetable that covers the EIGHT LEARNING AREAS established by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority. The total of 25 periods is broken down this way: 4 periods each of Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities, 2 periods of a Language (French, Indonesian or Mandarin), 1 period of RACER (Organisation and study skills) in Year 7 and 1 period of Health in Year 8, 2 periods of Physical Education and 4 periods of a range of Arts and Technology subjects.

Year 9 and 10

In these years there is a bit of flexibility for students to choose Lower School options in The Arts, Technology, STEAM* and Health and Physical Education. The total of 25 periods is broken down this way: 4 periods each of Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities, 2 periods of a Language in Year 9 (Languages are not compulsory in Year 10 but can be chosen as an option), 1 period of Health, 2 periods of Physical Education and 4 to 6 periods of Arts, Technology, STEAM* and Health and Physical Education subjects. Year 9 students must choose one Arts subject and one Technology subject per year.

*Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

2021 Lower School Handbook

Senior School

Duncraig Senior High School has 3 pathways:

Year 11 and 12 students choose 6 courses to study, one of which must be English.

  • ATAR - Aiming for direct entry to university. Choose 4 to 6 ATAR courses + General or certificate courses to total 6
  • Alternative entry - Aiming for university through altenative entry processes (Portfolio or Enabling Course). Choose up to 3 ATAR courses + up to 3 general courses or Certificate Courses to total 6
  • Technical and further education - Aiming for TAFEWA and/or employment. We recommend Workplace Learning + General and certificate courses to total 6. There will be the opportunity for these students to choose to go to TAFEWA one day per week if successful in gaining a position.

 

COVID19 STATEMENT – YEAR 11 COURSE PREREQUISITES REPLACED BY LEARNING AREA RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 2020

Owing to COVID19 restrictions Year 10 students did not complete Semester 1 Examinations or receive Semester 1 grades. As a consequence, the standard pre-requisites indicated in the Year 11 ATAR courses do not apply for 2021 courses. Instead, admission to courses via the Subject Selection Online (SSO) process was based on Learning Area recommendations being entered manually for each student. Year 10 students were given a number of “Rigorous Assessments” in Semester 1 and a performance commensurate to the stated prerequisites was required for entry into this course. For further information about the Rigorous Assessment process please contact the relevant Head of Learning Area.

 

All parents are encouraged to view this video prior to finalising your child's subject selections.

2021 Senior School Handbook