Influence your own learning
In year 10 and 11, learning is based on a series of unique, interdisciplinary courses called Central Studies. Each Central Study features a core theme, weaving multiple subjects together to bring the theme to life, including English, Mathematics, Science, History, Health & PE and Humanities.
For example, in Communication Systems, the theme is ‘sending and receiving information’. We cover the English curriculum through a study of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, where information is transmitted via the script of the play. We cover Mathematics through a study of linear equations, where the information communicated is used to storm the castle and capture Macbeth from the Great Hall. We cover Science through a study of neural biochemistry, where messages of elation, fear, anxiety, and joy are transmitted through the characters in the play.
Central Studies are taught in a two-year cycle, where students undertake three courses each semester.
There are many opportunities to be agents in your own learning and pursue your passions. Choose subtopics to focus on within each course and influence how they are assessed.
Body in Question
Body in Question explores the dynamic complexities of the human body, and is a powerful combination of health, anatomy, physiology, physics, immunology, psychology, mathematics, language…Read more
In Biodiversity students explore the origin, development and diversity of life on planet Earth. There is a particular focus on the understanding of these events in relation to the interruptions…Read more
Communication Systems explores electronic, biochemical, digital and language-based communication, and is a powerful combination of electronics, mathematics, English, biochemistry and…Read more
Dream, Design, Develop
Dream, Design, Develop explores jobs of the future, through a powerful combination of technologies, English, history, society, philosophy, psychology, business and marketing.Read more
Earth and Cosmos
Earth and Cosmos examines the composition of our solar system, the evolution of Earth, and the history and hazards of space exploration, with a powerful combination of physics, mathematics…Read more
Engineering a Monster?
Consider our ethical responsibilities for the ‘monsters’ that we engineer with a deep dive into Mary Shelley’s 1831 edition of Frankenstein. Explore your role as a creator in an…Read more
We encourage students to be self-directed learners, but that doesn’t mean you’re on your own. Our Learning Studies program supports you to develop all the skills they need to set…Read more
Order from Chaos
Examine both order and chaos within human society and the natural world, through a powerful combination of politics, English, mathematical sequences, and complex systems.Read more
Student Inquiry Project
Student Inquiry Project (incorporating Research Project) gives students the opportunity to study a STEM related area of interest in depth, through both active research methods such…Read more
Explore possible futures for Earth through a powerful combination of mathematics, history, environmental science, biology, chemistry, language and literacy.Read more
The Energy Equation
The Energy Equation engages students with a hands-on approach to the exploration of energy; where we source our energy needs from, the efficiency of these sources, and the approaches…Read more
Truth and Perception
Explore philosophical and psychological concepts related to ‘what is truth?’ and ‘what is perception?’ and how we can use evidence to define our realities. Truth and Perception…Read more
Year 12 students choose from a range of traditional and unique STEM subjects.