Welcome to the Senior School, a learning environment built on a foundation of respect, cooperation and continuous improvement. As a senior school community we are committed to providing all of our students with a stimulating and caring environment to enable them to achieve success. Through the establishment of meaningful partnerships between students, families, educators and the wider community we aim to enhance student well-being and improve student engagement through a highly individualised learning program.
Students in the Senior Secondary Section (Years 10 - 12) have a wide variety of programs and subjects from which to choose. At Year 10, students undertake a range of compulsory studies including Maths, English, Science and Studies of Society. Students at this level also undertake the first of the compulsory SACE units, which is the Personal Learning Plan. This is a 10 credit unit and students must achieve a C standard. Their studies are then complimented by a choice of subjects from the remaining curriculum areas of Health/PE, Design and Technology and the Arts.
Senior School Curriculum Handbook (Adobe PDF 1.0 Mb)
An extensive range of SACE options are offered at Stage 1 and Stage 2. Under the New SACE, study can be designed to meet every student's needs - whether they want to go to university, study a trade, or get straight into the workforce after school. Ceduna Area School has always endeavoured to offer a wide range of choices, determined in consultation with staff, students and parents. Open Access and other delivery methods are considered for subjects which can't be offered face to face.
Each subject or course successfully completed earns 'credits' towards the SACE. At least 200 credits are required for students to gain the certificate. Ten credits are equal to one semester, or two terms of study in a subject, and 20 credits are equal to a full-year subject.
Students will receive a grade for each subject from A to E (A+ to E- at Stage 1). For compulsory subjects, they will need to achieve a ‘C’ grade or better.
The compulsory subjects are:
The remaining 90 credits can be gained through additional Stage 1 or Stage 2 subjects or SACE Board-recognised courses of a student's choice.
Our teaching is student-centred with a strong emphasis on collaboration and interactive learning. Staff are also able to deliver units which are accredited to industry standards. The senior school has forged strong links with local employers and employment agencies offering a wide range of traineeship and apprenticeship opportunities. At Ceduna Area School we continue to be at the forefront in supporting our students in the difficult and complex transition from school to work or further study.
SACE Guide for students starting Stage 1 (Adobe PDF 1.9 Mb)
SACE Guide for students starting Stage 2 (Adobe PDF 2.0 Mb)