Senior School is a time of preparing for the future and Strathcona gives your daughter all the support she needs to face the world with courage and optimism.
The VCE results at Strathcona are consistently outstanding. Each year the top achievers obtain ATARs over 99 and over 40% of students achieve ATARs in the top 10% of the State. Students undertake a wide range of tertiary courses, the majority gaining entry to Melbourne, Monash and Deakin Universities.
In our Senior School, we provide an extensive academic program and a broad range of activities and leadership opportunities so that every student has the opportunity to develop her talents, skills and confidence. Through guided research, individual consultation with staff and study skills advice, the girls gain independence in their learning, preparing them for tertiary study and the challenges of a future career.
Our range of co-curricular activities adds richness to the senior experience and encourages the social development of the students. Outstanding facilities support the diverse academic program and global awareness is encouraged through the International Exchanges and Tours.
The Senior School offers a diverse range of subjects and pathways to meet the needs of each student.
Many Year 11 students include a VCE Units 3 and 4 sequence in their program and an acceleration pathway in Mathematics begins in Year 9. At Years 11 and 12, there are also opportunities to take VET modules and first year university enhancement subjects.
Strathcona takes great pride in the personal care of students and its encouragement of well-balanced personal relationships.
Students at the senior level receive a range of support including our Year Coordinators, Form Tutors and the School Chaplain. Our School Counsellor, a trained psychologist, provides counselling for students and parents when needed.
Leadership opportunities are a vital part of preparation for the future and are provided through the various cross-age programs.
Opportunities for Year 10 students include:
Opportunities for Year 11 students include:
Year 12 students are considered leaders of the School. Many take on particular leadership responsibilities in areas such as:
We encourage students to plan a VCE course around their career interest areas and personal strengths. They are also made aware of the requirements for entry into tertiary institutions when making subject choices for VCE.
There are a number of resources available at Strathcona to support these decisions, including the Career Section on the Strathcona LMS, Careers Testing, a well-resourced Careers Room and individual advice from the Careers Advisor.
These resources have been designed to ensure that our girls are made fully aware of the options they need to consider when planning their future study or career directions.