Our Curriculum

What is the aim of our curriculum?

The education program at our school aims to provide all students with a broad range of experiences in all curriculum areas and a firm foundation for future studies. Our staff wholly believe that all students can learn and achieve success in all aspects of the learning. They will challenge students to achieve their best and support them to do just that.

Our goal is to make UC High School Kaleen one of the top performing schools in the Australian Capital Territory. We are proudly building a tradition of achievement and success at the school where every student is valued for the individual gifts they bring to their own learning.

How do we deliver our curriculum?

UCHSK follows the Australian Curriculum which clearly sets the goals for what all students should learn as they progress through different stages of schooling. If you would like to better understand the Australian Curriculum and how it works for your child you can visit their parent information page at https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/parent-information/

What electives courses are offered?

For students in year 9 and 10, the electives are aimed at providing them with the opportunity to explore more deeply options that support their personal academic and career pathways. Extension programs in Math/Science and SOSE are designed to consolidate and strengthen the skills taught in core classes, and enhance problem solving skills.

Students in year 10 are provided with opportunities to gain nationally recognised qualifications in the following Vocational Courses: AHC10216 Cert I in Agrifood Operations, Statement of Attainment in Construction and SIT10216 Cert I in Hospitality. The courses will provide students with knowledge, skills, experiences and pathways to further training and full or part time employment.

Students in year 7 and 8 will have the opportunity to complete six different electives over the two years. One semester of Japanese is compulsory for students in year 7 and 8 and is counted as one of their four electives.

2020 Electives Handbook