The concept of a Senior School recognises the unique needs and development of students in their post-compulsory years of schooling. At a superficial level, there are the obvious structures dictated by the Board of Studies. This includes the focus on internal and external examinations and meeting requirements for mandatory assessment tasks in the final years of schooling.
At Monte, the Senior School incorporates:
Year 10: This Year undertakes the NSW Board of Studies curriculum, and concurrently undertakes the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP).
Year 11 and Year 12: Students choose to undertake either:
- The NSW Higher School Certificate or
- The International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB DP)
Students are given extensive guidance in selecting the most appropriate program, subjects and levels to meet individual needs. The opportunity for choice is a hallmark of the College curriculum and allows students to tailor their programs to their own interests, abilities and future plans.
In the Monte Senior School we offer a cohesive, but differentiated learning environment in which every student regardless of academic ability has the opportunity and encouragement to achieve her potential.