Secondary

The Learning Curriculum followed by Atlantis Beach Baptist College is based on the Western Australian Curriculum and covers the following Learning Areas:

  • The Arts - music, dance, drama, visual arts and media
  • English - reading, writing, speaking, listening, spelling, handwriting
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Humanities and Social Sciences – History & Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business
  • Languages – Japanese
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technologies – Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies

At Atlantis Beach Baptist College, Christian Education is also part of the curriculum.

Secondary School

Lower Secondary

The Secondary College is committed to providing an excellent and positive academic learning environment. The Lower Secondary years are important transitional and formative years. The Lower Secondary Curriculum provides students with a strong foundation and maximises student aspirations and academic choice as they progress through the Secondary School. Some classes, including English and Mathematics, may be streamed according to ability to enhance student learning.  Our students are encouraged to set realistic goals and to aspire to personal excellence in their studies.

When students enter the College they are allocated to a House Group. The student and siblings remain in that House during their time at the College.  Each student is also placed in a ‘Linked-In’ group within their House. ‘Linked-In’ is the College Christian Education program which is offered one period per week. As students remain in the same ‘Linked-In’ group throughout their schooling, they come to know their ‘Linked-In’ teacher well, along with the other students from their ‘Linked-In’ group, which ensures a high standard of pastoral care at the College.

Diversity within the student population is catered for with the provision of differentiated teaching and learning. Choices will be provided to allow students to select projects within their strengths and interest areas.

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is an innovative approach to learning that teaches a multitude of strategies critical for success in the twenty-first century.

Students drive their own learning through inquiry, as well as working collaboratively to research and create projects that reflect their knowledge. From gleaning new, viable technology skills, to becoming proficient communicators and advanced problem solvers, students benefit from this approach to instruction. PBL is empowered by technology.

Atlantis Beach Baptist College offers PBL opportunities from Middle Primary to Lower Secondary.  In Secondary, elective subjects in Technologies and The Arts, such as Design and Technology, Food and Nutrition, Visual Art, Media, Drama and Information Technology are learned in the context of PBL.

Project Based Learning Electives

Atlantis Style (The Arts):

  • Visual Art
  • Media
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Music

Although Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts are distinct subjects in the Arts, teachers will create opportunities, in a Project Based Learning (PBL) environment, for students to study and make artworks that feature a fusion of traditional art forms and practices to develop hybrid and/or cross-arts projects. This learning involves the exploration of traditional and contemporary arts practices, including those from different cultures that acknowledge community and cultural protocols. Such works might:

  • combine performance, audio and/or visual aspects
  • combine processes typical of the different Arts subjects
  • involve other learning areas
  • exist in physical, digital or virtual spaces
  • combine traditional, contemporary and emerging media and materials
  • be created individually or collaboratively

Atlantis Tech (Technology):

Design and Technologies

  • Food and Nutrition and Food Specialisations
  • Fabric and Design
  • Engineering Principles and Systems (Robotics and Drone Technology)
  • Materials and Technology Specialisation – textiles, metal, wood, plastic

Digital Technology

  • Information Technology and Coding
  • Digital Systems and Representation of Data
  • Robotics

Atlantis Tech PBL will be taught when possible in the context of Environmental Studies with a sustainability focus.

  • Teachers will generate meaningful learning activities to facilitate creating solutions
  • Students will identify ‘real world problems’ and then investigate the ‘problem, situation or need’ for which to find a solution

Secondary Learning Opportunities

The College offers a range of co-curricular activities that enable students to develop interests and skills that will enrich their lives.  After school activities will be available to secondary students. These will vary from term to term but may include sports, drama, dance, music, art and student Christian groups. College life will be enriched by special events such as College Drama Productions, inter-house events and concerts. Students will have opportunities to participate in camps and excursions with the possibility of interstate trips and overseas tours. In the first few weeks of Secondary School, Form Teachers will provide extra support and guidance to new students. Student academic, sporting and community achievements will be acknowledged at College Assemblies.

Tutoring

After school tutoring is available to all secondary students once a week free of charge.

Recognition of Student Achievement

The College encourages and recognises achievement and personal effort across a wide range of activities. Awards, medals and certificates celebrating excellence, high achievement and endeavour will be presented at College assemblies and at the annual Presentation Evenings. Gold commendation slips provide encouragement and positive feedback as well as commendation letters sent to parents. Students with good behaviour records will receive various treats and outings. Students who represent the state or Australia in sport will be included on the Sporting Wall of Fame.  Student successes will be celebrated by the entire school community in the College Newsletters.

Year 7 - 10 Subjects

Compulsory Subjects: 55 min Periods Studied (per week)
English 4
Maths 4
Science 4
Humanities and Social Science
(History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business)
4
Christian Education 1
Health Education 1
Physical Education 2
Assembly 1
Language - Japanese (Year 7 and 8) 1
Career and Business Studies (Year 9 and 10) 1

Atlantis Style PBL (The Arts): (4 periods per week)

  • Visual Art
  • Media
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Music

Atlantis Tech (Technology): (4 Periods per week)

Design and Technologies

  • Food and Nutrition and Food Specialisations
  • Fabric and Design
  • Engineering Principles and Systems (Robotics and Drone Technology)
  • Materials and Technology Specialisation – textiles, metal, wood, plastic

Digital Technology

  • Information Technology and Computer Coding
  • Digital Systems and Representation of Data
  • Robotics

ATLANTIS BEACH BAPTIST COLLEGE PROPOSED GRIDLINE FOR FUTURE YEAR 11


LINE 1
Mathematics Essentials
General/Foundation
Mathematics Application
General
Mathematics Methods
ATAR
LINE 2
English
Foundation
English
General
English
ATAR
LINE 3

Career and Enterprise
General

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Workplace Learning Endorsed Program

Psychology
General
Psychology 
ATAR
LINE 4
Business VET Cert II 
Human Biological Sciences
General
Human Biological Sciences
ATAR
LINE 5
Applied Information and Technology
VET Cert II
Applied Information and Technology
General
Applied Information and Technology
ATAR
LINE 6
Food Science & Tech
General
Physical Education Studies
General
Physical Education Studies
ATAR

NB: VET Courses and Career and Enterprise have a practical Workplace Learning component.

  • A student selects one subject per grid line
  • There are six lines - all students choose one subject from each line
  • A total of six chosen subjects
  • Each subject is studied for 4 periods per week
  • Some subjects offered on Lines 3 to 6 can only run if sufficient numbers of students choose the subject
  • Compulsory Subjects: Christian Education (1 period per week) , Physical Education (2 periods per week), Assembly (1 period), Health Ed (1 period), Essential Skills (1 period), Mathematics and English (4 periods per week each)

Essential Skills (1 period per week): This lesson will focus on the following:

  • Student success in Year 11
  • Year 11 Assessment Overview
  • Study Skills and Time management
  • Exam preparation and review
  • Health and Wellbeing focus
  • Building resilience in Young People
  • RAC Driver Education Workshops
  • Private Study

Click here for the Secondary Handbook