Senior Secondary

Years 10 to 12

Greater responsibility and a stronger focus on future goals and aspirations is a hallmark for senior students. Year 10 students explore the world of work through work experience placements, and challenge themselves when taking part in a 10 day Outward Bound camp. Pathway planning and careers education is provided to all students during Year 10, with students able to select ATAR, General and Certificate courses from one of the widest range of offerings in the South West. Classes are set across compulsory subject areas, and students have the opportunity to select from a wider range of Specialist courses to personalise their learning.

Year 10, 11 and 12 students assume greater responsibility in the School community. There is a continued focus on the development of good study habits and students are provided with guidance as they plan for their future. Students generally study six courses in Year 11 and many study five courses in Year 12 with some time being set aside for personal study. Students on our ‘Aspire’ Program may study at the Regional Trade Training Centre as part of their program, take Certificate courses delivered within school, or engage with the world of work through extended Work Placements. Students can nominate to join a Specialist pathway program such as the Medical and Allied Health Program run at school. Specialist pathway programs aim to support, mentor and inspire students to reach their personal goals. In addition to their academic program, students are required to take one period of Religious and Philosophical Studies and two periods of Sport each week, helping them to develop their spiritual and physical wellbeing.

Our School has a strong tradition of academic excellence, consistently achieving 100 per cent graduation, with many of our students securing first preferences for their tertiary course selection. With two Rhodes Scholars and many scholarship and award winners, Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School has produced academics in a wide variety of disciplines. Our Vocational Education and Training (VET) students are consistently sought after, with the majority securing apprenticeships or employment in their chosen field.

Years 10 and 11 are common entry points. We encourage families to submit Applications for Enrolment early, particularly those families who will also join our Boarding community.