Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS

Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

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Contact Applecross SHS

Upper School (Years 11-12)

Applecross Senior High School offers a broad range of courses in Years 11 and 12 to meet the interests and needs of students. These courses:

  • build on content of previous subjects and programs
  • ensure that Applecross students are able to study similar courses to those offered in other parts of Australia
  • provide multiple pathways to university, training organisations and employment, and
  • count towards university entrance.

All courses have a number of specified outcomes. Courses are organised to meet WACE requirements for students seeking an ATAR for University entrance and for those completing General WACE courses as preparation for futher study at TAFE or preparation for the workplace.

Applecross offers a flexible curriculum for senior secondary school students intending to enter employment or further training on leaving school. Students may choose to enrol in industry-specific Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses or integrate units of competency in general courses. Opportunities to complete VET through a range of programs, such as school-based traineeships, are available.

Flexible Learning Program

This is available to students who believe, and have demonstrated through the options they have chosen, that they are practical learners. Students and parents need to be aware that places in this program are limited and are only allocated after an interview and the signing of a contract. This course will consist of English, Mathematics, Career and Enterprise and Certificate II in Business. For management reasons, these subjects have been chosen because they are related very strongly to all work places.

The goal of the Flexible Learning Program is to prepare students for a smooth transition into further training and the workplace by gaining industry-specific skills and by networking with employers. Students typically complete WACE courses Monday to Wednesday and attend TAFE and a work placement on Thursday and Friday each week.

Students must have:

  • a strong work ethic and a high attendance rate
  • a demonstrated commitment to meeting deadlines
  • the necessary maturity and commitment to perform in the workplace (often not in your immediate area)
  • the support of parents who encourage their child to move out of their comfort zone and take responsibility for achieving their goals.