Years 11-12

Students in the Senior School commonroom

Years 11-12 Handbook (Radford Online login is required to access this document)

The Senior Curriculum at Radford College is designed to give our students the best chance of reaching their potential. The Curriculum for Senior School is set by the Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS). Students in the ACT system study for two years with ongoing assessment by both assignments and exams. They can choose to study an Accredited Course which will give them a Year 12 certificate, or a Tertiary Course, which prepares them for higher education and qualifies them with an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR), in addition to the Year 12 Certificate. All Tertiary level students must also sit the ACT Scaling Test (AST).

Radford offers an extensive range of subjects to give students the best chance of meeting their potential. Our nurturing environment has been created to make sure students find their senior years supportive and enjoyable. Senior students gain extra privileges and respect and are expected to take responsibility for their learning.

Vocational courses are available for students who wish to begin pursuing certain apprenticeships, and such units can count towards their Year 12 Certificate.

ACT Qualifications

Students at Radford College study courses accredited by the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS). Students may be issued the following qualifications and statements:

- ACT Senior Secondary Certificate and Record of Achievement
- Tertiary Entrance Statement
- Statement of Achievement

Further information about these qualifications can be found on the BSSS website - ACT Qualifications