Years 11, 12 and beyond

Years 11 and 12

In Years 11 and 12, students have a choice of General Western Australian Certificate of Education  (WACE) subjects to study, as well as engaging in a range of school-based subjects, to build skills and readiness for life beyond school.

Students have the option to study a wide range of Certificate courses at TAFE or online, which might include Certificate II in Business, Certificate II in Animal Studies, Certificate II in Visual Art, Certificate II Hospitality, Certificate II in Salon Assistant (North Metro TAFE), Certificate III in Health Services, Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies.

Workplace Learning is an option for students, where they can gain work experience in their chosen area of interest and complete units towards achieving WACE.  Students typically spend one day each week in a workplace environment of their choosing, where they are supported in developing a range of transferable skills.

In addition, all Year 12 students complete a Responsible Service of Alcohol qualification (RSA), first aid qualification and train as a barista to enhance their employability after school.

Year 11

WACE Classes

English General
Mathematics Essentials General
Psychology General
Human Biology General
Food Science and Technology General
Visual Arts General
Careers and Enterprise General

School Based Subjects

Religious Education
Keeping Safe
Health
Physical Education

Year 12

WACE Classes

English General
Mathematics Essentials General
Psychology General
Human Biology General
Food Science and Technology General

School Based Subjects

Religious Education
Keeping Safe
Health
Physical Education
Pathways
Financial Literacy
Careers

The Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement, also known as the WASSA, is issued to all Year 12 students at the completion of their secondary schooling. The WASSA provides a formal record of what students leaving in Year 12 have achieved, as a result of their school education in Western Australia.

The WACE is a certificate received by students when they meet a set of specified requirements including:

  • Completion of a minimum of 20 units, which may include unit equivalents attained through VET and/or endorsed programs. This requirement must include at least:
    • a minimum of 10 x Year 12 units, or the equivalent
    • four units from an English learning area course, post-Year 10, including at least one pair of Year 12 units from an English learning area course
    • one pair of Year 12 units from each of List A (arts/languages/social sciences) and List B (mathematics/science/technology).
  • Achieve at least 14 C grades or higher (or the equivalent) in Year 11 and 12 units, including at least six C grades (or equivalents) in Year 12 units.
  • Demonstrate a minimum literacy and numeracy standard by achieving a 3 or 3* in Reading, Writing and Numeracy OLNA.

Students at St Clare’s may be offered the opportunity to complete further study in the form of a short, semester-long Year 13.  An individual program of work is developed in collaboration with the student to enhance their transition into further study or employment.