Senior School Curriculum
St Aidan’s creates a leaning environment that is forward-thinking and motivates our students to achieve their best. The curriculum is underpinned by St Aidan’s commitment to
developing and promoting authentic, caring,
confident, creative and connected women who value reason, imagination, truth,
compassion and responsibility.
The curriculum in Years 7-8 is designed to engage students in a breadth of experiences across subjects including English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Religious and Values Education, Technologies, Languages (Chinese, French and Japanese), the Arts (Drama, Music, Visual Art), Health and Physical Education, and Social and Emotional Learning.
We emphasise strong foundational skills and engaging exploration of the breadth of specialist subjects.
In Year 9 and semester one Year 10, students balance the core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, History, Religious and Values Education and Physical Education, with choices from a number of electives such as: Geography, Science Electives, Languages, Literature, Visual Art, Digital Technologies, Business and Enterprise, Music, and Drama.
Academic rigor is encouraged within a supportive learning environment.
Year 10 (semester 2), Year 11, Year 12
From semester two of Year 10, students study specialist subjects of their choice. Students choose either an ATAR or Vocational education pathway. For an ATAR pathway, students choose six General subjects. For a vocational pathway, the school offers a small number of VET options which can be supplemented with a TAFE in schools program or school-based apprenticeship.
In the senior years, every student is expected to be committed to the pursuit of individual educational goals and passions.