Secondary Curriculum

Secondary college focuses on establishing the vision of college, “Excellence in education, character and service”, for the holistic development of each secondary student. There is a consistency in curriculum across all the campuses. The college provides secondary students with a multitude of engaging learning programs and environments that encourage them to reach their individual potential and prepare them for life beyond college.

Secondary students follow the Australian curriculum for Year 7 to 10 to cover all the foundational knowledge and skills required for the senior syllabus documents. Students, guided by our dedicated senior teachers and our college VET department, choose a variety of pathways to help them achieve and prepare for their future lives. Pathways include the new QCE system, ATAR (The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) to achieve entrance to university courses and access to diverse Vocational Education and Training Certificates (VET). This flexibility, along with the variety of academic and vocational course options, opens up exciting career prospects for each student.

For more information about senior secondary college, please refer to the senior handbook and Vocational Pathways (VET) page and guide.

You can find our Senior  Handbook attached here 

The curriculum is designed and delivered through the five departments:

STEM

We offer a range of subjects from STEM field besides general Science and Mathematics.  Year 7 to 10 Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. It develops the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic lives, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialties and professional applications of mathematics are built.

Science provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, of science’s contribution to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives. Technologies draws together the distinct but related subjects of Digital Technologies and Engineering. It ensures that all students benefit from learning about, and working with, traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies that shape the world in which we live.

English

The English Department is committed to developing literacy as a primary objective at our school. Effective communication forms the foundation of all learning, however, our focus is to expand the study of English beyond the literal experience, to encourage students to discover how language can be used to explore, comprehend and engage with the world they live in. Our passion is to light the beacon of discovery in young minds, to encourage critical thinking, self-discovery and to assist students to master eloquence in writing and speaking which unlock the treasures of all learning and pave a path to our students’ success both in their lives and the Aakirah.

The English Department strives to provide students with engaging and exciting learning opportunities which are designed to develop all the skills required to ensure our students are well prepared for the world of work and study, and to engage in wider discourses around topical issues. Our curriculum is rooted in the Australian Curriculum, drawing on the cultural diversity of our students, and informed by the Islamic ethos of our college. From Years 7 to 12, students explore a variety of narrative, drama, poetry and visual texts, from a diverse array of writers, and covering a plethora of issues and representations.

In Years 11 – 12 students are given the opportunity to select General English, English as an Additional Language or Essential English which enables students the opportunity to embark on their chosen field of study or work.

Literacy support is provided to students through teacher aide support and intensive English lessons to cater for the diverse learning needs of students, and to provide optimal support for students of diverse backgrounds and learning levels. The English Department is made up of teachers trained for students for whom English is a native language and for those for whom English is a second language, to ensure students receive the best education possible and thrive in the subject.

Humanities & Social Science Department

The Humanities and Social Science subjects in the Australian Curriculum provides a broad understanding of the world in which we live, and how people can participate as active and informed citizens with high-level skills needed for the 21st century. At the Australian International Islamic College, students from 7-10 study History, Geography, Civics and citizenship, Business and Accounting.

The study of History provides opportunities for students to investigate Australian and world history. Students develop knowledge, understanding and skills through their study of societies, events, movements, and developments. Geography provides opportunities for students to investigate, analyse and explain the characteristics of the places that make up our world.

Students develop the skills and values to become active and informed citizens. They will investigate political and legal systems, and explore the nature of citizenship, diversity, and identity in contemporary society. The Business curriculum explores aspects that affect our daily life. Students will learn about the role that individuals, businesses and governments play in the economy, the way they make decisions about how to allocate resources and the effects of these decisions.

The four general subjects offer from the Humanities and Social Science Department are Accounting, Ancient History, Business and Legal Studies.

Visual Arts

Year 7 to 10 students explores Visual Arts concepts through contemporary and personal contexts. This approach provides students with opportunities to explore how artists apply different lenses and viewpoints to create new ways of thinking, meaning and representation. Through a range of media and processes, students will create artwork using drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, found object sculpture and ceramics. As artist, students will consider how different lenses can change the meaning of objects to communicate personal viewpoints. As audience, students will consider their own connections to the objects artists use, and how artists challenge our perspectives by applying different lenses.

The college offers Visual Arts to the senior students. Students learn the subject by following QCAA guideline. They investigate how artists use and manipulate found objects in artworks to express personal viewpoints. Investigations into the practice of a range of artists, contemporary and from previous times will be the focus for this unit of work. They will present their investigation in a multimodal presentation that communicates- analysis and interpretation of the work of the selected artists and student work, and evaluation and justification of your research and experimentation in response to an inquiry question. Students will create a folio of experimental artworks in response to teacher-directed focuses, media, and stimulus. They will write a reflective statement that justifies the selection of work included in the experimental folio and evaluates how they have used different lenses to filter, distort or communicate how we look at and respond to the world through art making.

Health and Physical Education (HPE)

Australian International Islamic College prides on its commitment to quality sporting competitions and opportunities for all students. Health and Physical Education (HPE) is a compulsory subject for all Year 7 to 10 students. HPE provides a holistic approach to education. The subject focuses on students learning about their bodies, gain perspectives about nutrition and science of human development. Students grow confidence in their own physical abilities to apply their skills to new sports and physical activities. They become life-long movers and learn the benefits of being active. The college offers Health, Physical Education and Certificate III in Sport and Recreation for the senior students. 

Vocational Pathways

At AIIC we provide vocational pathways (VET) for senior students. Visit our VET page for more information.