In Years 11 and 12 the curriculum is designed to accommodate the individual needs and aspirations of the students in the later adolescent phase of schooling. It aims to provide a learning environment that is challenging, stimulating and relevant to students and addresses a wide range of students’ needs. It provides opportunities for students to demonstrate a high level of responsibility as they manage their own learning through a wide variety of tasks. Students’ selection of courses will be guided by their current achievement and their career destination when they complete schooling. It will become increasingly focused and specialised toward an academic or vocational career intention. Whilst there exists considerable flexibility in courses of study, all students will complete a course of Religious Education and a course of English during Years 11 and 12.
For those students intending to attend university, an extensive range of ATAR subjects is available at the College and these are taught by a team of experienced, motivated and dedicated staff.
For those planning on employment, traineeships or TAFE after Year 12, our Vocational and Education program is extensive and offers our Years 11 and 12 students the flexibility of undertaking over 50 TAFE courses and work placement while still studying at Mandurah Catholic College. Our strong partnerships with the wider community – employers, universities, TAFEs and other providers – allow for informed decisions to be made about available pathways.
In addition, Mandurah Catholic College provides parents and students with a clear understanding of the students progressive achievements through appropriate assessment, monitoring and reporting procedures. At the College we envisage that by the time students complete their journey with us, they will have developed core values to guide them throughout their adult life.
Mandurah Catholic College continues to demonstrate a strong record of scholastic achievements and strives to ensure that each student reaches his/her academic potential. A holistic balance of intellectual, spiritual, cultural, physical and social pursuits is at the heart of the Secondary School philosophy and is strongly encouraged.