Senior Years

Contemporary learning approaches

At Adelaide Botanic High School, we have a shared belief that education must be done differently if we are to best prepare young people for their world beyond school.

Our role is to nurture our young people as future ready to succeed in life and the varied, unpredictable career paths they will encounter in a global digitised world. There are no shortcuts when it comes to success and the staff at Adelaide Botanic High School are committed to excellence through contemporary learning approaches that prioritise the needs of the individual learner. This conviction is supported by current research shaping the direction of education in Australia and globally.

The Senior Years curriculum, pedagogies and approaches at Adelaide Botanic High School give students the chance to find their voice, develop deep discipline mastery, create work that has real value beyond the classroom and personalise their learning. They are supported to become familiar with the range of SACE learning options, learn the terminology used to describe senior school curriculum and understand the requirements of the SACE and VET (Vocational Education Training). Students are expected to explore learning choices that give them every opportunity to achieve success for their dreams and goals.

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Across the Senior Years it is important that students explore their career potential through self awareness activities, researching a wide range of career options, understanding how they make decisions and how these decisions impact have on their future aspirations, and developing their career management skills so that they are well prepared to face the challenges of a changing world.

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ABHS VET Courses


Students in Years 11 and 12 are able to access a range of VET competencies and Flexible Industry Pathways enabling them to develop industry endorsed skills while completing their SACE. There are many options available through various registered training organisations (RTOs).

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Exploring Identities and Futures (EIF)

Exploring Identities and Futures (EIF) helps students build career development skills required to plan for their future and navigate transition points across their lives. These are applied in the context of them developing “informed decision making” in choosing the subjects they will study in Years 11 and 12. The EIF is a compulsory Stage 1 subject, normally undertaken at Year 10.

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Research Project

In the Research Project, students are given the opportunity to study an area of interest in depth. It requires students to use their creativity and initiative, while developing the research and presentation skills they will need in further study or work.

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