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Lower School

Year 7 and 8

Students at Duncraig Senior High School follow a prescribed timetable that covers the EIGHT LEARNING AREAS established by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority. The total of 25 periods is broken down this way: 4 periods each of Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities, 2 periods of a Language (French, Indonesian or Mandarin), 1 period of RACER (Organisation and study skills) in Year 7 and 1 period of Health in Year 8, 2 periods of Physical Education and 4 periods of a range of Arts and Technology subjects.

Year 9 and 10

In these years there is a bit of flexibility for students to choose Lower School options in The Arts, Technology, STEAM* and Health and Physical Education. The total of 25 periods is broken down this way: 4 periods each of Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities, 2 periods of a Language in Year 9 (Languages are not compulsory in Year 10 but can be chosen as an option), 1 period of Health, 2 periods of Physical Education and 4 to 6 periods of Arts, Technology, STEAM* and Health and Physical Education subjects. Year 9 students must choose one Arts subject and one Technology subject per year.

*Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

Download Lower School Handbook

Senior School

Year 11 and 12 students choose 6 courses to study, one must be English.

Duncraig Senior High School has 3 pathways.

  • ATAR - Aiming for direct entry to university. Choose 4 to 6 ATAR courses + General or certificate courses to total 6
  • Alternative entry - Aiming for university through altenative entry processes (Portfolio or UPC). Choose 2 to 3 ATAR courses + Certificate course = General and certificate courses to total 6
  • Technical and further education - Aiming for TrainingWA (TAFE) and/or employment. Choose a Certificate course and we recommend WPL + General and certificate courses to total 6*

*There will be the opportunity for these students to choose to go to TrainingWA one day per week

Senior School Handbook