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|
|Human Biology ATAR|
|Human Biology General|
|Environmental Sciences||Environmental Sciences||Biology ATAR|
|Marine Science||Marine Science||Marine and Maritime Studies ATAR|
|HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES|
|Future Problem Solving||Politics and Law ATAR|
|Young People & the Law||–|
|Language and Literacy (French)||Multicultural Studies||–||EALD ATAR|
|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|
|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|
|PHYSICAL & HEALTH EDUCATION|
|Certificate II Sport & Recreation|
|Certificate III Sport & Recreation|
|Introductory PE Studies||PE Studies ATAR|
|Fitness for Life|
|OUTDOOR EDUCATION||Year 7 Camp||Year 8 Camp||Year 9 Camp||Outdoor Education||Year 11 Camp|
|Year 10 Camp|
|VISUAL ARTS||Visual Arts ATAR|
|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|
|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.
DANCE & DRAMA
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 Football||Floorball||Hockey||Softball||Touch Rugby|
|Basketball||Gymnastics||Self-defence||Swimming rescue certificate||Water 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.