This curriculum course handbook describes the curriculum offered in year 9–12 at Hallett Cove School for 2013. Subject selection at the secondary level is very important in shaping future pathways and links between school, further study and the world of work. This information has been prepared to assist students and parents in considering the range of course options available to students at Hallett Cove School. The SACE requires students in year 11 and 12 to select from relatively new subject frameworks and its compulsory requirements for literacy and numeracy, and the Research Project (at year 11). The Personal Project (at year 10) is a compulsory subject in the SACE at year 10.
Hallett Cove School Curriculum
The curriculum at Hallett Cove School is aligned with both state and national expectations for all schools. From 2013 the Australian Curriculum will gradually replace the South Australian Curriculum, Standards and Accountability Framework as the mandated curriculum. The South Australian Teaching for Effective Learning Framework (TfEL) will support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum through a focus on pedagogy in the design of learning and teaching programs responsive to the needs of all learners. The National Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011) provide a framework about the quality of the teaching at Hallett Cove School.
At this stage the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) continues to be the mandated Curriculum in the senior years. In keeping with the Melbourne Declaration Educational Goals for Young Australians (2008) we aim to provide and lead best practice for curriculum delivery and assessment and improve the educational outcomes for all students.