The Years 11 and 12 curriculum is comprehensive and carefully designed to balance a Steiner approach with the contemporary requirements stipulated by the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies.
Purpose-built facilities support a broad curriculum of Science, Art, Music, Design and Technology, Fashion, Drama and Photography, as well as Maths, English, Politics and other subjects. Students also have the opportunity to include an Australian School Based Apprenticeship (ASBA) as part of their Years 11 and 12 package.
This broad, integrated approach to the Senior College curriculum emphasises the development of well-rounded students through equal exposure to Arts and Sciences, together with a range of electives. Orana’s tradition of extensive pastoral care for its students continues into the Senior College.
The opportunity of individual work is given to each student in the form of the Year 12 Project. This is a research or activity-based task which extends over the whole year. It offers students the chance to demonstrate the skills they have learnt and developed over their school life. For more information, the Senior College Handbook provides further details.
At Orana, students complete their studies at the end of Year 12 and have an Australian Territory Admission Rank (ATAR) if they have chosen that option. An ATAR score can be used in enrolment applications to any tertiary educational institution in Australia. In addition, all students who complete an approved educational program in Years 11 and 12 receive an Australian Capital Territory Senior Secondary Record of Achievement.