Year 11 and 12 Alternative Academic Pathway
The Alternative Academic Pathway (AAP) is designed to engage students in a two-year programme that will maximise their opportunities upon graduation. As a College, we recognise that students learn in different ways and have different rates of maturation.
The AAP is tailored to suit the needs of each individual to allow them to pursue areas for which they have a passion, whilst ensuring that they meet requirements for graduation and entrance into tertiary study, be it University, TAFE or an apprenticeship.
As part of the programme, Year 11 students select a Mathematics course, an English course and a Certificate II course. Students then have the ability to choose three additional courses that can be either ATAR or General courses.
In Year 12, students will need to maintain their English and Mathematics course and then choose to study a further Certificate course, such as the Certificate IV in Business as well as their other ATAR or General courses.
Year 11 and 12 students can also access external TAFE course whilst at school and the range of courses on offer, as well as other VET opportunities, can be found through the links below. Please note, applications to study TAFE courses in Year 11 are due in July of Year 10.
|List A||List B|
|Business Management & Enterprise
English Additional Language or Dialect
Media Production & Analysis
Politics & Law
|Accounting and Finance
Applied Information Technology
Engineering Studies (Mechatronics)
Marine and Maritime Studies
Materials Design Technology (Metal)
Physical Education Studies
Subjects that we offer at both ATAR and General and can only be counted once:
- Media Production & Analysis
- Design (Dimensional/Graphics/Photography)
- Marine and Maritime Studies
- Physical Education Studies
The four combinations outlined below are as follows:
- Combination 1: Three ATAR courses, two General courses and one Certificate course.
- Combination 2: Two ATAR courses, three General courses and one Certificate course.
- Combination 3: One ATAR course, four General courses and one Certificate course.
- Combination 4: Five General courses and one Certificate course.