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Senior School

Learning today… at Ambrose Treacy College

The autonomy and opportunity to select a career pathway for themselves is vital for young men to feel a sense of control over their future. This is key to motivating the Senior School learner to perform at his personal best. Learning at Ambrose Treacy College Senior School is focused on enabling boys to accurately assess their abilities to inform their decision-making for the future. Offering three viable pathways enables boys to pursue a career that will bring genuine satisfaction and success.

Each of the faculties of the Senior School offer subjects to prepare for university entrance, developing pre-trade competency or for direct entry to the workplace. The Senior School develops young men of competence and confidence to go forward and make contribution to the world. Traditional subjects to prepare students for University such as Physics, Legal Studies, History, Chemistry, Music and Physical Education will be offered. Vocational pathways will be offered in Years 11 and 12.

Senior Subjects Year 10

Core

Students are required to study the following core subjects:
• English
• Mathematics
• Religious Education
• Formation

Electives

In addition to the core subjects above, students will select 4 electives. These electives will be studied for a whole school year. In Year 10, Australian students are expected to complete the ‘entitlement’ of the national curriculum. The national curriculum positions Health and Physical Education, History and Science as compulsory entitlements for all Year 10 students. Ambrose Treacy College strongly encourages all students to access the entitlement of the national curriculum, in keeping with a commitment to a balanced and broad education for our boys. Given the College’s position that Year 10 constitutes the first year of Senior Schooling, the College will allow students a degree of flexibility in their subject preferences, but will strongly recommend that students opt for at least two of the three ‘entitlements’ (Health and Physical Education, History and Science.

•Accounting and Economics
•English
•English Communication
•Drama
•Food Technology
•Geography
•History
•Information Processing and Technology
•Industrial Skills (Cert I)
•Japanese
•Advanced Mathematics
•General Mathematics
•Music
•Physical Education
•Science
•Technology Studies
•Visual Art

Senior Subjects Year 11 and 12

In Year 11 and 12, students will be able to select subjects in accordance with their chosen pathway. Ambrose Treacy College offers pathways in the University, TAFE/Apprenticeship and direct entry to the workplace.

Core

All students in Year 11 and 12 are required to study the following core subjects:

• English (English or English Communication)
• Mathematics (Mathematics A , Mathematics B or Pre Vocational Mathematics)
• Study of Religion or Religion and Ethics.
• Formation

Electives

In addition to the core subjects above, students are able to select 3 electives. These electives will be studied for a whole school year.

•Accounting
•Biology
•Chemistry
•Drama
•Economics
•Construction (Cert I)/and Manufacturing Studies
•Geography
•Information Processing and Technology
•Japanese
•Pre-Vocational Mathematics
•Mathematics A
•Mathematics B
•Mathematics C
•Modern History
•Music
•Physical Education
•Physics
•Recreation Studies (Cert III)
•Tech Studies
•Visual Art

As the College grows to its maximum enrolment in 2020 more electives will be added to the curriculum..