Years 11 and 12 - St Mary's Anglican Girls' School

Years 11 and 12

In Years 11 and 12, our students take charge of their learning and build their own curriculum from a wide range of course options over two core study pathways.

All students study English or English Literature. They must also study a mix of subjects from the Liberal and Creative Arts (List A) and Mathematics, Sciences and Technologies (List B).

Our ATAR pathway is designed for students aspiring for direct entry into university using an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank, while our Elevate pathway, unique to St Mary’s, is designed for students who hope to continue their studies at TAFE, gain entry into select university courses requiring portfolio applications, or enter the workforce immediately after school. Elevate students earn industry qualifications (Certificates) as part of their studies.

The following table lists our Year 11 and 12 subjects:

YEAR 7 YEAR 8 YEAR 9 YEAR 10 YEAR 11 & 12
Mathematics: Essentials General
Mathematics: Applications ATAR
Mathematics: Methods ATAR
Mathematics: Specialist ATAR
English General
English ATAR
Literature ATAR
Physics ATAR
Chemistry ATAR
Human Biology ATAR
Human Biology General
Environmental Sciences Environmental Sciences Biology ATAR
Marine Science Marine Science Marine and Maritime Studies ATAR
History ATAR
Geography ATAR
Economics ATAR
Future Problem Solving Politics and Law ATAR
Young People & the Law
LANGUAGES Japanese Japanese ATAR
Italian Italian ATAR
French French ATAR
Language and Literacy (French) Multicultural Studies EALD ATAR
Digital Design
Design, Construct, Innovate Mechatronics
Enterprise & Business Technology Accounting & Finance ATAR
Business Management & Enterprise ATAR
Business Management & Enterprise Gen
TECHNOLOGIES Caring for Children Children, Family, Community ATAR
Children, Family, Community General
Tech. Drawing
Textiles Textiles Fashion & Graphic Design Materials Design & Technology (Textiles) ATAR
Fashion & Graphic Design Materials Design & Technology (Textiles) General
Food Technology Food Science Technology ATAR
Food Science Technology General
MEDIA Media Extended Media ATAR
Media General
Certificate II Sport & Recreation
Certificate III Sport & Recreation
Introductory PE Studies PE Studies ATAR
Sports Science
Advanced PE
Fitness for Life
OUTDOOR EDUCATION Year 7 Camp Year 8 Camp Year 9 Camp Outdoor Education Year 11 Camp
Year 10 Camp
Visual Arts General
Certificate III Design Fundamentals
PERFORMING ARTS Music Music Extended Music ATAR
Dance Dance Extended Dance ATAR
Drama X Drama Extended Drama ATAR
CAREERS Workplace Learning
Money & Careers Careers & Enterprise General

Arts and Sport

Our students are also encouraged to pursue their interests and develop their talents by participating in our vibrant arts and sports programs.


Music in Years 11 and 12 is accredited by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority and counts towards students’ Western Australian Certificate of Education. St Mary’s studies the Western Art Music context in both courses.

Instrument and voice lessons are given privately by specialist music teachers who visit the School each week. Lessons are 40 minutes in duration and are scheduled throughout the school day. Music lessons outside of school hours are reserved for Year 11 and 12 students.


Both Dance and Drama are offered as ATAR subjects in Years 11 and 12. 

In Dance, students predominantly study contemporary dance. They are encouraged to work independently and with others to present dance works to a variety of audiences. Practical elements are underpinned by engaging concepts, and students learn about Australian and international choreographers and companies.

In Drama, students explore a variety of roles, including actor, director and designer. They work independently and in groups to present dramatic works. Students work with scripts, create original pieces and study theatre styles, approaches and theories while putting their ideas into practice.


In the Senior School, all students participate in a variety of individual and team sports, including:

Australian Rules FootballFloorballHockeySoftballTouch Rugby
BadmintonFitness circuitsNetballSwimmingVolleyball
BasketballGymnasticsSelf-defenceSwimming rescue certificateWater Polo

Interhouse sporting events are also an important part of school life and all students participate in our Interhouse Swimming and Athletics Carnivals. Fun, enthusiastic participation and team spirit are the hallmarks of these events. Students are also encouraged to compete in our interhouse diving, cross country and gymnastics events. 

St Mary’s is a member of the Independent Girls Schools Sports Association (IGSSA) interschool sport competition. Students are selected on merit at the start of each season from interhouse carnival results and/or trials.

Additional physical education subjects:

Physical Education Studies is offered as an ATAR subject for students aspiring to work in the fitness and sport industry. The units covered include biomechanics, exercise physiology, functional anatomy, motor learning and coaching, sport psychology and developing physical skills, strategies and tactics. 

We also offer a Certificate II course in Sport and Recreation in Year 11 and a Certificate III course in Sport and Recreation in Year 12.

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St Mary’s is all about girls discovering their best. We want our students to be engrossed in the exploration of ideas, to be self-motivated and self-directed, to delight in trying something new and to contribute positively to the community.