Academic Curriculum

Hale School has an excellent academic programme in an environment that is conducive to learning. There is a strong academic bias at the School, a fact that is evident in our Year 12 students excellent WACE results each year.
 
A principal objective is the promotion and recognition of scholastic attainment and the pursuit of excellence. Boys are encouraged to work hard and acquire high levels of self-discipline and self-esteem.
 
Hale recognises that academic and other abilities can differ widely, however all students benefit from being encouraged and challenged. From Year 1 to Year 12, the School’s delivery of the curriculum inspires students to achieve distinction according to their abilities and individual interests. It develops students’ ability to think critically and communicate clearly.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
In addition to the WACE subjects offered, Hale School also offers Senior School students the opportunity to study Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) elective courses. The Cambridge IGSCE subjects provide enrichment and engagement in areas not available within the standard curriculum. It encourages learner-centred and enquiry-based approaches to study. It also enables students to sit examinations in globally recognised courses.

The electives we have chosen at this time to extend and engage our students are:

  • Additional Mathematics for Selected High Achieving Mathematics Students
  • Drama
  • Global Perspectives (to be introduced in mid-2015).


For further details about the Australian Curriculum, click here: www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/