Intellectual growth, independence, self-determination and leadership are the hallmarks of the Years 10 to 12 girls’ Senior College experience. Wenona’s Renaissance Studies program sees these students move on to tertiary study and professional life as fully rounded people at home in the world.
In Year 10, students complete their Stage 5 curriculum and receive a Record of School Achievement (ROSA) from the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW. In addition to compulsory subjects such as English, Mathematics and Science they take one or more languages from a choice of French, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese. The many additional elective options include Aboriginal Studies, Applied STEM, Commerce, Dance, Design and Technology, Drama, Elective History and Geography, Food Technology, Music, Philosophy, Photography and Digital Media, Physical Activity and Sports Studies, Psychology, Textiles Technology and Visual Arts.
Years 11 and 12 students are strongly supported through the Higher School Certificate process. The broad range of elective subjects available includes Aboriginal Studies, Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Dance, Design and Technology, Drama, Earth and Environmental Science, Economics, Engineering Studies, Food Technology, Geography, History Extension, Legal Studies, Modern History, Music 1, 2 and Extension, PDHPE, Physics, Studies of Religion, Textiles and Design, Visual Arts. English is a compulsory subject for HSC, and Wenona students may choose English Advanced or English as an Additional Language/Dialect. English Extension can be studied in Year 12. Language Other than English options are available – Chinese Continuers and Extension, French Continuers and Extension, Japanese Continuers and Extension, Spanish Continuers and Extension.
As a proud Kindergarten to Year 12 School, all education is underpinned by a learning framework that aims to provide a common language and understanding, which all teachers and students can work towards and meet within their classroom and across the School.
Strong and sure Pastoral Care helps the girls meet the challenges of the late teenage years. Together, the Head of Senior College and Head of Teaching and Learning Senior College monitor the pastoral and academic programs, in collaboration with the Dean of Academic Studies, Heads of House, Pastoral Care teachers and other staff, including a dedicated Senior College Counsellor.
All Senior girls are encouraged to take on formal leadership roles and to lead by example in Service Learning. Overseas Service Learning trips to such locations as Tanzania, Peru and Nepal provide memorable experiences for our senior students.
The full range of Senior School subjects on offer is available here (PDF 54.4KB)