Year 11 Curriculum

Year 11 gives the opportunity for students to consolidate early work skills and associated pathways. Through a range of workplace opportunities; students are encouraged to refine their ideas of possible vocational endeavours. All students in Year 11 will be enrolled in a combination of endorsed programs through the Secondary Curriculum Standards Authority and School Developed Programs. Option subjects change annually and they are offered through both Leeming ESC, and Leeming SHS to provide your child with an exciting and engaging program of study.

Courses Descriptors
English

Preliminary Unit 2

English Preliminary Unit 2 is endorsed through the Secondary Curriculum Standards Authority. This course focuses on the fundamental skills that support language use. Language plays a central role in human life: it provides a vehicle for communication and independence. The course recognises the diversity of the student population and builds on students’ knowledge of how language works and how to use language in a variety of forms and situations. Students develop skills to communicate and respond to ideas, feelings and attitudes and to interact effectively with others.

The focus for this unit is independence. Students develop and apply language skills within their family, school, social and community contexts.

Mathematics

Preliminary Unit 2

Mathematics Preliminary Unit 2 is endorsed through the Secondary Curriculum Standards Authority. This course focuses on the practical application of knowledge, skills and understandings to a range of environments that will be accessed by students with special education needs. The main emphasis is on developing a student’s understanding of the mathematics concepts that they need in order to make sense of, and to be able to function as independently as possible within their home, community and work environments.  This course provides the opportunity for students to prepare for post-school options of employment and further training.

 In this unit, students further develop their use of whole numbers for purposes to meet their daily needs, including money matters. They continue to work with addition and subtraction and progress to multiplication and division. The students respond to terms about comparative measurement and the passing of time, follow directions and recognise familiar shapes.

Health and Physical Education

Preliminary Unit 3 & 4

Health and Physical Education Unit 3 and 4 is endorsed through the Secondary Curriculum Standards Authority. The course focuses on providing students with opportunities to enhance their health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity participation. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to strengthen their sense of self as well as build and maintain satisfying relationships. The course assists with their development of resilience, decision making and taking actions to promote their health, safety and physical activity participation. Opportunities are provided for students to use resources for themselves and the communities with which they identify and to which they belong.

Unit 3

This unit focuses on extending fundamental movement skills, concepts and safety rules in a variety of leisure and recreational activities. It extends knowledge of health behaviours and how this knowledge supports a healthy lifestyle.

Unit 4

This unit further extends knowledge of rules and processes in a range of physical activities, continues to extend the development of fundamental movement skills, and introduces basic tactical concepts. The health component of the syllabus focuses on the development of communication skills in a variety of contexts.

Bush Rangers

Level 1

Bush Rangers Western Australia has operated as part of the State Government’s Cadets WA program since 1998. The program fosters confidence in life skills such as leadership and teamwork, and an ethic for conservation community service. Students engage in a variety of activities over Years 10 – 12 including conservation field trips, incursions, camps and modules of learning activities.
 

Authority Developed Workplace Learning (ADWPL)

The Workplace Learning endorsed program provides an opportunity for a student to demonstrate, and develop increasing competence to participate successfully in the workplace for future employment. To complete this endorsed program, a student is required to participate in work experience to develop a set of transferable workplace skills. The student must also provide evidence of his/her knowledge and understanding of the workplace skills by completing the Authority’s Workplace Learning Skills Journal after each 55 hours completed in the workplace.
Community Based Learning Community Based Learning is a school developed subject which focuses on providing students with the necessary skills to navigate their community safely. Students will participate in activities to develop their use of public transport, road awareness, orientation and protective behaviours to access services, products and support within the wider community.
Person Centred Planning

ASDAN Towards Independence: Out in the Community

ASDAN Award Programs blend activity-based curriculum enrichment with a framework for the development, assessment and accreditation of key skills and other personal and social skills, with emphasis on rewarding achievement. Out in the Community enables students to develop their independence when accessing community facilities.
Keys for Life – Pre-driver Education Course Keys for Life focus’ on safer driving, driving practice, positive road-user attitudes and informed decision-making. The program culminates in students undertaking the Learner’s Permit Test at school, which is recognised at Driver and Vehicle Services centres in WA. Students must participate in at least 80% of the lessons, and complete and submit a student journal to be eligible to sit the Theory Test at school.
Protective Behaviours Protective Behaviours is a school developed program from Years 7 – 12. Students in Year 11 focus on two key concepts: we all have the right to feel safe at all times and we can talk with someone about anything no matter what it is. The program aims to teach students self-awareness, develop understanding of rights and responsibilities, recognise safe people and safe places in their lives, and understand that feelings differ between people and situations.