Chisholm Catholic College’s educational programmes are developed in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Bishops of WA (Religious Education) and School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA).
The College’s Curriculum offerings ensure that students are engaged, challenged and motivated while recognising that each student is developing and achieving in different ways.
Chisholm Catholic College implements the Pre-Primary to Year 10 Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline to meet the learning needs of all students.
All students enrolled in Years 11 and 12 are provided with the opportunity to achieve their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). Achievement of a WACE signifies that a student has successfully met the breadth and depth standard, the achievement standard and the literacy and numeracy standard in their senior secondary schooling. The Curriculum in Years 11 and 12 at Chisholm Catholic College caters for students who are university-bound, have a specific vocation in mind involving further education and training or are planning to enter the workforce on leaving school. The College offers a wide range of education and training courses and programmes.
The breadth of curriculum learning areas covers:
Religious Education, English, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Practical and Visual Arts, Science, Technology and Enterprise (Business and IT; Design and Technology; Home Economics) and Vocational Education and Training (VET).
Within these broad areas the College is able to offer many specialised courses and a large range of options – all part of a very well-resourced school environment and campus.
In Languages, for example the College offers three languages, Italian, French and Mandarin (Chinese), all to Year 12 ATAR level (A language is compulsory at Chisholm until Year 9). In Music, there is an extensive range of ensemble and instrumental opportunities as well as Music to Year 12 ATAR level. This is typical of the extensive curriculum possibilities and choices available at the College.