Our Curriculum

At Willetton Senior High School, every student is encouraged to engage in a vital and contemporary academic life which has its origin in a love of learning and the valuing of knowledge and understanding. A broad academic program is structured to engage all learners offering both challenge and success to all students.

Extension, Support and Enrichment

Our school has quality programs that enable students to participate at the highest level in a variety of disciplines. Students are encouraged and supported to extend and apply their knowledge and understanding by entering competitions, participating in extension programs conducted by experts and working in teams to represent the school.

As a comprehensive school welcoming students of all abilities, Willetton has a large network of support strategies catering for a diverse group of students with special needs and exceptional circumstances. Many of these students access individual education programs that allow them to participate in the school's curriculum in a manner that promotes their success. 

Willetton offers extra curricular activities that enrich the school experience.

Subjects and Courses Offered at Willetton SHS

We offer a broad range of subjects for all students. Senior secondary pathways focus on specialised subjects as students' further education and vocational directions begin to narrow.

The course selection handbooks contain overviews of the curriculum for each year group and brief descriptions of the courses.

Years 7 to 10

Our school curriculum reflects contemporary thinking about what students need to learn, in order to lead successful and rewarding lives in the twenty-first century. The curriculum is divided into eight major learning areas linking to Western Australia’s Curriculum Framework.

Students must undertake studies in each learning area, but there is some flexibility enabling them to pursue special talents and interests. 

The school also offers specialist programs in Computing, Basketball, Gifted and Talented and an extension program in Art. Students cannot select these as electives because entry is through trial, testing and/or screening. 

Handbooks for each year group contain a description of courses, information on support programs and information about electives.

Years 11 to 12

The Year 11 and 12 Curriculum Handbooks contain detailed information about senior schooling as well as post-school options. Details of specific courses and how each sits within the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) are provided. There are also links to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website and other sources of information.