Secondary Graduate Program


Junior Secondary Years 7-10 Course Code: 094025B

Senior Secondary Years 11-12 Course Code: 093594K


In Western Australia, secondary school runs from Year 7 to 12. Students start Year 7, the first year of secondary school, in the year they turn 12 years old by 30 June. Years 11 and 12 are considered ‘Senior School’.  


Our secondary Graduate Program is delivered in 11 Schools across Western Australia designed for students wishing to study for longer than three months.  Students enter Australia on a Student (500) visa and integrate into school life and follow the standard national curriculum program.


Our curriculum is run following the WA Certificate of Education (WACE) syllabus, with an additional offering of the WA Universities’ Foundation Program (WAUFP), run out of our CBD School campus, St George’s Anglican Grammar School.


Middle-School (Years 7-10)

Lower secondary education builds on the student's learning from primary school. The course content spans the following learning areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • The Arts
  • Technologies
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Languages

Senior School (Years 11 And 12)

Course Code 005169A


Year 11 is the start of a student’s preparation for secondary school graduation and university studies. Upon successful completion of Years 11 and 12, students are awarded a Western Australian Certificate of Education(WACE). Students can choose a mixture of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), vocational education and training (VET) programs and General subjects.


The range of subjects and programs offered varies from school to school. Year 11 students also have the opportunity to study the subject English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EALD) to help them gain entry into the Western Australian Universities' Foundation Program (WAUFP).


Course Content

In Senior School, students often choose one English subject plus another five elective subjects. At least one elective subject is selected from the two following disciplines:

  • Humanities (Arts, Languages and Social Sciences subjects)
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects)


Most students in Year 11 are advised to take ATAR level subjects to give them the best opportunity to proceed into tertiary studies at the end of their following year - Year 12 WACE or WAUFP.



Students complete two years of Senior School and satisfy the requirements to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). WACE is recognised by universities for entry to undergraduate programs and by training providers for courses preparing them for entry into the workforce.



To achieve a WACE, students typically need to:

  • Demonstrate a minimum standard of literacy and a minimum standard of numeracy
  • Complete four or more Year 12 ATAR Courses
  • Complete a minimum of 20 units or equivalents:
  • A minimum of 10 Year 12 units or equivalent
  • Two completed Year 11 English units and two completed Year 12 English units
  • Two Year 12 course units from one of the Humanities subjects or the STEM subjects


For a list of subjects that apply to a specific school, please contact ASC International.


Detailed descriptions of all upper secondary subjects can be found on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website:


Pathway to University

ASC International has facilitated partnership links with many higher education and VET providers in order to assist students move onto further study after completing their WACE or WAUFP studies with us.

Your Successful Pathway To University

“ASC International offers a well-rounded education with many co-curricular and enrichment activities such as camps, sport events, arts and additional language support. These enabled me to explore my hobbies and career interests. My teachers were not only passionate about teaching but also dedicated to us. They made every effort to assist me whenever I approached them for help. The School also provided me with a comprehensive range of study materials to help me understand and master the syllabus. More importantly, my teachers gave me invaluable emotional and mental support. I did not panic or feel fearful during my Year 12 examinations as they had boosted my self-confidence with their guidance and study techniques. I faced my examinations with the absolute certainty that I would achieve my goal of going to university.”


Ruby Wang, Architecture Undergraduate,

The University of Western Australia.

Our Student Achievements

In 2017, more than half our graduating Year 12 students scored above the equivalent of 90% Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking (ATAR). Highly competitive degree programs including Architecture, Engineering, Law, Veterinary Science and Medicine typically require very high ATAR scores as part of their entry requirements.