Years 11-12 Overview

At Balcatta Senior High School, we offer our senior school students either an ATAR (university) or VET (employment & training) pathway.

Our goal is to provide a wide variety of courses, in order to provide opportunities and experience for our students that will better enable them to succeed once they complete their schooling. Whether they are aiming towards tertiary education, further training or employment, Balcatta Senior High School will help them to prepare for their post-secondary pathway. If a student wishes to enrol in ATAR courses, they must be approved by the Year Coordinator.

Our senior school students are young adults, and as such, are expected to take greater responsibility for their own learning and decisions. The school works hard to support students and encourage success, by monitoring student progress, working with parents and guardians and providing quality teaching.

The course options in senior school are varied and discussions with parents, teachers, counsellors and others are very important. Students and parents are advised to make themselves familiar with the contents of the Year 11 and Year 12 Academic Handbook 2025 and other information available to them (refer to below links). The handbook contains information to help students decide which pathways and courses to study in Year 11 and Year 12.

Parents are encouraged to attend information sessions, and be active participants in course counselling and interviews. This guidance and support will enable students to make informed choices and plan for their future.



Thursday 9 May – Year 10 (for Year 11 in 2025) Parent Information Event (in PAT)
Thursday 20 June to Friday 19 July (excluding school holidays and Monday 15 July) – Course Counselling Interviews for Year 10 students (going into Year 11 in 2025)


Useful Website Links

Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC)
Important dates
School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA)
University of Western Australia
Murdoch University
Curtin University
Edith Cowan University
Notre Dame University
South Metropolitan TAFE
North Metropolitan TAFE


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