Orroroo Area School Orroroo Area School

Senior Curriculum

 The school places the highest priority on providing students with the opportunity to complete their SACE certificate locally, so they can access work, tertiary, and further training pathways. SACE completion has been 100% for nine of the last ten years, and students wishing to access university have been able to access their first choice of course. Employment of school-leavers, in the general workforce or as apprentices, is well over 90%.


In 2018, the school offers the following subjects face-to-face in its Senior Years Programme:

Year 10 English Mathematics
  Science Society & Environment
  Art   Personal Learning Plan
  Physical Education Agricultural Science
  Technical Studies Home Economics
  Community Studies  
Year 11 English  
Stage 1 General Maths  Essential Maths
  Biology  Physics
  Physical Education Community Studies
  Technical Studies Food and Hospitality
  Research Practices Child Studies
Year 12 English General Maths
Stage 2 Maths Methods Biology
  Food and Hospitality Physical Education
  Workplace Practices Design and Technology
  Research Project  


Stage 1           Chemistry - delivery by a school in the MNSEC cluster


Stage 1            Specialist Maths, Health, Digital Technology, Psychology

Stage 2            Child Studies      - delivery by the Open Access College


Vocational:    School-based Traineeships in Butchery, Retail, Nursing

 Certificate II in Automotive, Salon Assistant



Including compulsory subjects (shown in bold), student load is:

Year 10           7 subjects x 50 minute lessons

Stage1             6 subjects x 50 minute lessons

Stage 2          up to 4.5 subjects x 50 minute lessons