We aim to ensure that all students undertaking their secondary education at Wanneroo Secondary College are qualified and able to follow their chosen paths beyond high school.
In order to achieve this we provide our students with a comprehensive range of course options. Our aim is for every student to gain entry into university or TAFE by the completion of high school.
Lower School (Years 8, 9 & 10)
All lower school students study a general curriculum based on the core subjects of English, Maths, Science, Society and Environment and Health & Physical Education along with a choice of subjects from the other learning areas; Technology & Enterprise, The Arts and Languages (Japanese and Italian).
Year 8, 9 and 10, successful applicants are selected to join our Specialist Programs in Performing Arts or Australian Football. Further detail on these programs is provided under “Specialist Programs”.
In addition, during Years 8, 9 and 10, eligible students may be selected to participate in our Elite Programs; these include special classes of Academic Extension, Robotics, and Instrumental Music. Programs in these subjects are designed to challenge and extend those students exhibiting particular talents.
Please check the tabs for Specialist and Elite Programs for more information.
Senior School (Years 11 & 12)
Senior School students are offered a choice of 3 pathways through their final two years at school. All of these pathway courses meet School Curriculum and Standards Authority requirements, and all include English as a compulsory course. All programs enable students to graduate from the college with a West Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).
For those aiming for University entry, appropriate academic studies continue. Courses are selected by students following counselling and consultation within the college during year 10.
For more information on this please see Student Services section.
Students not intending to pursue university entry are engaged in a wide variety of courses conducted at the college. These students are strongly encouraged to complete at least one Vocation Education & Training (VET) Certificate II in their final year of school. For details please see the VET section.
Those students keen to pursue a technical or trade-based future may apply for entry into the TAFE Link program conducted at our Joondalup campus. This program provides students with an accelerated passage into the workforce by offering a practical education of traditional schooling, TAFE studies and work experience, all in the one program. Students involved in this special program are able to achieve TAFE certificates and are eligible to attain their WACE (West Australian Certificate of Education).