Emmanuel Catholic College offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers nine Learning Areas and includes Religious Education as its first Learning Area. Religious Education is an integral part of the Curriculum and is studied by all students from Years 7 to 12.
The Curriculum is arranged with a philosophy of a ‘pyramid’ model to learning. Students in the younger years of schooling experience a broader Curriculum and it moves to a more specialised approach in the senior years.
The College aims to promote a love of learning where students strive for excellence in a contemporary learning environment.
The specific details regarding the Curriculum are available from the respective Handbooks from Years 7 to 12 which can be found here. Parents and Guardians are encouraged to read and familiarise themselves with the contents of these.
The College has developed a strong tradition of students accessing their preferred destination on leaving at the end of Year 12. In 2019, the Median ATAR achieved by our students was 78.55 and all students who applied for a public university were offered a place.
Added to this, the College’s VET program is outstanding. Many students who study in the VET program have achieved extremely well securing their preferred post school destination. In 2019, 100% of VET students achieved a Certificate II or a higher qualification.
Year 7 is the entry year at Emmanuel and is transition to secondary education. Over the last five years the College has refined their hybrid model for Year 7 students, which is a combination of primary and secondary school elements with a core group of Teachers who ensure students’ transition into the Secondary model is a smooth and supportive one. Classes are not streamed in Year 7.
Year 8 the emphasis is on developing sound study and organisational routines. Some classes are streamed and students are able to choose from an extensive range of electives to complement their compulsory subjects.
Year 9 the emphasis is on developing sound study and organisational routines. Some classes are streamed in Year 9 and students are able to choose from an extensive range of electives to complement their compulsory subjects.
Year 10 is effectively the beginning of senior school and this important year determines which courses a student can choose to take in Years 11 and 12. Parents and students are involved in a structured process of counselling and preparation for course selection that occurs in stages throughout the year. This includes an interview at the College to finalise the student’s choices.
Year 11 and 12 are both significantly different to previous years. There are many different requirements that must be met by students in order to achieve Graduation and the Western Australian Certificate of Education at the end of Year 12. A range of ATAR (university bound) and wholly school-assessed Courses are offered, along with VET Certificate level courses and the opportunity for students to undertake Structured Workplace Learning.
All students are required to study the equivalent of six courses or endorsed Programs, one of which will be Religion and Life. Minimum entry requirements apply for entry into particular courses in Year 11 and 12.
Emmanuel enrols students with disabilities and additional needs in accordance with our Enrolment Policy. The College does not have a specific Centre for Students with Disabilities on campus, however it works in conjunction with consultants at the Catholic Education Office to ensure that provision for appropriate services and support is in place for those students who require it.