Secondary Curriculum

Aimed at expanding students learning experiences while consolidating a solid educational foundation that prepares students for senior secondary studies

  • Years 7 to 10

    In Years 7 to 10, the Secondary curriculum is based on both the new Australian Curriculum and Aust VELS (Victoria).

    Our curriculum guidelines define what is essential and developmentally appropriate for students to know and be able to do at each level of schooling and sets expected standards.

    The standards are central to the teaching and learning process. Assessment against these standards enables teachers, schools and parents to form a clear picture of individual student progress.

  • Subjects Taught

    The new Australian Curriculum has already been implemented with

    English Mathematics Science History  Geography Humanities Health and Physical Education

    Subjects based on the AustVELS curriculum are

     Arts (including Drama and Music) and Languages.

    As the Australian curriculum phases these subjects in, we will also bring them in line.

    With the exception of Advanced Indonesian the language of instruction is English. A strong English as an Additional Language (EAL) program (with in-class support) allows students from other language backgrounds to improve their proficiency in English.

    • Years 11 & 12 (Note: Balikpapan campus caters to Year 8 only)

      AIS Bali Campus is affiliated with Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Department of Education and Training. Our senior students study courses accredited by the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS) and the resulting certification is widely recognised. Our students can access universities in Australia by either sitting the Australian Scaling Test (AST) in September, which contributes to an Australian Tertiary Entrance Ranking (ATAR) or by direct application relying on individual merit.

      The ATAR can be used to enter Universities worldwide with past students being very successful when applying for entrance.

      Senior courses of study can be constructed from the following list of subjects that are on offer in Years 11 and 12:

      • English.
      • English as a Second Language (ESL).
      • Biology
      • Physics
      • History.
      • Art
      • Information Technology
      • Indonesian Language: Beginning and Advanced.
      • .Mathematics, Applications.
      • Mathematics, Methods.
      • Physical Education.
    • Further information about Year 12 certification, the AST and the awarding of a UAI can be found using the following links:

      What Certificates are Available?

      What's the AST?

    • Useful Links

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