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Curriculum

We offer a wide variety of SACE Stage 1 and 2 subjects through senior school. Students are introduced to the SACE through the Personal Learning Plan (PLP), offered during semester 2 of Year 10. In Year 11 and 12 students study are range of subjects to meet the required SACE completion pattern. Academic and vocational pathways have been catered for, offering students the option of applying for university or taking up a vocational pathway into formal work.

The senior school handbook provides more information on the range of subjects offered, highlighting the ability of students at Keith to complete a range of challenging academic subjects with the intention of gaining a high ATAR score.

Alternatively, students can choose a flexible learning option where part time work and part time learning at school balances the needs of the student and the various employers in the district. Students will work with senior secondary home group teachers to discuss different options.

Flexible Learning Options
At Keith we offer a range of learning opportunities allowing students to explore interests outside of the general subjects offered.

  • The Open Access College is utilised to offer individual students with a subject that may not be offered onsite. Students have a weekly lesson via phone link up and are monitored by our teachers to ensure success.
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs can be run in a number of ways. Currently the school offers Certificate I Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) and Certificate II Food Processing.
  • Additional Vocational Pathways programs are offered based on individual career counselling. Students who have specific learning interests may be able to start Certificate level courses, through ongoing partnerships with training providers. Some of these offerings include Hair and Beauty; and Music.
  • School Based Apprenticeships (SBA) offer students the ability to study part time, while working and developing work based competencies for their chosen career. We work closely with Apprenticeship Brokers, Apprenticeship Centres and Registered Training Organisations to offer appropriate training programs for student wishing to take on an SBA.

Recognition for Community Learning
The SACE allows students to gain credit for a range of community based learning opportunities.

  • Community developed programs are existing programs that students can be involved in and learn skills related to a range of different tasks. A list of programs can be found on the SACE Board website, some local options include CFS Basic Fire fighter level 1, lifeguard and other Royal Lifesaving senior certificates and Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
  • Self directed Programs allow students to be recognised for a range of activities that are not formally recognised. Programs or activities are broad in nature and should be discussed with the Senior School Coordinator prior to applying for recognition. Students will need to write a short application and then attend an interview to show their level of involvement and learning through their activities.


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