Years 7 – 12

Assessment Policies

Year 7 Transition

The Year 7 Centre is a vibrant, well equipped and modern learning facility.

Students in Year 7 are supported by experienced staff in making the transition from Primary to Secondary. In a safe and nurturing environment, students commence the year with an orientation morning just before school starts to give them the opportunity to meet their teacher and peers.

Year 11 Peer Support Leaders work with students throughout Year 7; they are on duty at breaks each day and continue to assist our Year 7s during House period throughout the first semester.

The Year 7 curriculum is both broad and varied, providing students with rich knowledge and understanding while developing skills and capabilities. Students actively engage in activities that will motivate and challenge them.

The students also and attend Study Skills sessions throughout the year and have two study periods per week, ICT is embedded across the curriculum, with students able to access our IT help desk for technical support. The School also incorporates a Cyber Safety programme into the curriculum, assisting students to understand the importance of being safe online. A range of incursions enhances student learning. These include Birds of Prey and Archae-Aus.

Student learning is shared with parents in our highly successful Learning Journeys twice a year.

Year 8

The Year 8 curriculum contains a well-balanced introduction to a wide range of subjects. The curriculum provides an effective foundation for all subjects offered in later years. All Year 8 students study a common course:

Whole Year Subject Semester Subject
Humanities and Social Sciences
Home Economics Food
Home Economics Sewing
Christian Studies
Digital Technology
Physical Education
Materials Design and Technology Wood/Metal

This gives all Year 8 students the opportunity to ‘have a go’ at a range of subjects.

All classes in Year 8 are heterogeneous and all subjects are suitable for both boys and girls.

Year 9 and Year 10

The courses for students in Year 9 and Year 10 are made up of two major components:

Compulsory subjects each studied for six periods a week for the whole year. (These occupy approximately 70% of the student’s time.)
Optional subjects each studied for three periods a week for the whole year – students will have the opportunity to request to take four optional subjects.

All subjects are suitable for both boys and girls.

Year 11 and Year 12

Frederick Irwin Anglican School offers a wide and varied curriculum suited to the needs of students who are University-bound, TAFE bound or seeking employment on graduating from Year 12.

All courses offered at Frederick Irwin Anglican School is accredited School Curriculum and Standards Authority courses and successful completion of these will gain credit towards the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).


List A (arts/languages/social science) List B (mathematics/science/technology)
DRA Drama
ACF Accounting and Finance
ECO Economics
AIT Applied Information Technology
ENG English
BIO Biological Sciences
GEO Geography
CHE Chemistry
HIS History – Modern
EES Earth and Environmental Science
HST Health Studies
EST Engineering Studies
JSL Japanese: Second Language
HBS Human Biology
LIT Literature
MDT Materials Design and Technology – Textiles
MPA Media Production and Analysis
MAA Mathematics Applications
MUS Music: Western Art
MAM Mathematics Methods
PAL Politics and Law
MAS Mathematics Specialist
VAR Visual Art
PES Physical Education Studies
PHY Physics
PSY Psychology


Business Management and Enterprise
Children, Family and Community
Earth and Environmental Science
Food Science and Technology
Visual Arts
Materials Design and Technology – Wood
Mathematics Essential
Outdoor Education
Physical Education Studies


Certificate II Engineering Pathways (2-year programme)
Certificate II in Creative Industries (Live Production focus) (2-year programme)
Certificate III in Music Industry (2-year programme)
Certificate II in Sport and Recreation (1-year programme followed by Certificate III in Sport and Recreation in Year 12)

Students study six courses in Year 11. In Year 12, students who take a university entrance programme (i.e. at least four ATAR courses) may choose to study five or six courses in total. Generally, students will continue to study the same courses in Year 12 that they studied in Year 11, but there is an opportunity to change.

Further to these accredited courses, all Year 11 and 12 students participate in Study Skills, Physical Education and Christian Studies.

Years 11 and 12 students are provided with many support services to help them achieve their goals. After school tuition in many courses provides students with personalised support from their course teachers. Extensive exposure to career opportunities and individual career advice encourages students to work towards achieving their goals.

Students also have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, set goals, take responsibility for themselves and practically express Christian values through the extensive extra-curricular activities. A Japanese home-stay programme, a History and Politics and Law Sydney-Canberra trip, the Year 11 camp, Outdoor Education camps, a Ski Trip and the Year 12 Ball are some of the extra-curricular opportunities available.