Mount Compass Area School Mount Compass Area School

Curriculum

Learning Pathways

The Senior School Curriculum at Mount Compass (Years 10, 11 and 12) aims to provide students with a range of flexible learning opportunities. The emphasis of teaching and learning in the Senior School is to provide opportunities for students to develop higher order thinking skills, independent learning skills and to engage in and experience authentic learning environments. Individual research, critical analysis, investigations and issues studies are a major part of the curriculum across all subjects. Vocational courses also support students to gain skills in and develop understanding of personal and team responsibility, the importance of a strong work ethic and personal excellence.

The Research Project is a compulsory Stage 2 subject, worth 10 credits. Students research an incredibly broad range of topics, ranging from speech pathology to architecture, from mining engineering to learning another language. But regardless of the topic, students develop skills to succeed in their learning, future careers and life.

Course Counselling is conducted with students and parents/caregivers to make some choices about subjects and Certificate courses in Senior School. There are a wide range of courses and variations of course fees. Some of the courses such as hospitality require additional payments for hire of uniform for the duration of the course.

If you require further information about a course please contact the school where the course is delivered as they will be able to provide you with more detailed information or answer specific questions you may have about the course. You can also contact our Senior School Coordinator if you need further information or clarification about Trade School Courses, or School–based Apprenticeships.

As options for young people increase to include Vocational Education and Training (VET), school-based traineeships and apprenticeships, short courses and regional courses, we offer an individual case management approach within education as a whole. From an area school perspective we are able to offer a more ‘tailored’ curriculum that provide students with a range of flexible learning opportunities. Within the senior school we are increasingly assisting and supporting students who want to pursue a particular learning pathway that involves both school based and out of school learning.

We have an excellent University Pathway for our students. We have mentoring for our students from Flinders University Undergraduates and have a series of university visits for our students and information sessions from the University. Students in Year 12 Chemistry, Physics and Specialist Maths study these subjects at the Science and Maths Academic at Flinders (SMAF). This is a joint program with Southern Schools using University facilities, laboratory assistants and specialist personnel. These students are also tutored at MCAS.

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