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 the valuing of knowledge and understanding. A broad academic program structured to engage all learners and delivered by excellent teachers it offers both challenge and success to each student.

Extension, Support and Enrichment

Over many years, the school has developed 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, working in teams to represent the school and participating in a general curriculum that acknowledges the particular needs of every student.

As a comprehensive school welcoming students of all abilities, Willetton SHS 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. Some students may be granted permission to extend senior schooling over three years.

Willetton offers extra curricular activities that enrich the school experience, such as:

  • Drama
  • Languages
  • Media and film clubs
  • Music
  • National and international trips
  • Public speaking
  • Debating
  • Sporting teams
  • Community service
  • Many other exciting and challenging opportunities encourage individual growth and foster outstanding achievement.

Our programs have a history of fostering outstanding achievement and personal success. We boast state and national winners as well as graduates who enthusiastically recommend Willetton as an institution focused on growing the best in each student.

Subjects and Courses Offered at Willetton SHS

Willetton SHS offers a broad range of subjects which allows students to encounter and engage in artistic, language, physical and sporting, pure scientific, social science and technical fields of learning. Students are encouraged to study in each of these areas before entering senior secondary pathways focusing on specialised subjects chosen as their 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 that the school offers.

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 Willetton SHS 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. Students may be placed in particular courses at the start of a school year based on the recommendations of teachers according to demonstrated ability and test results, individual aspirations and parent input.

The school also offers specialist programs in Art and Basketball. Students cannot select these as electives because entry is through trial, testing and/or screening. Current information about enrolling in these programs can be obtained by contacting the school's reception.

Each year level has specific features within a general curriculum and you are invited to download a handbook. Within each is a description of courses, information on support programs and information about electives.

Years 11 and 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 Curriculum Council web site and other sources of information.

The Program Coordinator Educational Transition is Maura Sorrell and she can be contacted on 9334 7229 or by email maura.sorrell@education.wa.edu.au.

Please note that some courses shown in the handbook may no longer be running if they are chosen by a small number of students.