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Senior School

In the Senior School, students are presented with their most challenging, yet memorable and rewarding years of schooling.

It is also the time when lifelong friendships are forged and pathways towards employment or tertiary study are laid with students taking control of their future and striving to achieve individual goals.

Our teachers work alongside students, helping refine the skills they need to successfully engage in an ever-changing world.

The Blackfriars Senior School provides an education that is well-rounded academically, socially, emotionally and physically. Senior School students completing the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) can opt for a fully academic program on the pathway to achieving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) and tertiary studies, a program rich in Vocational Education & Training (VET) leading directly to employment, or a mixture of these based on the student’s individual strengths and interests.

Regardless of a young man’s pathway, we encourage the development of individual talents and abilities through an intensive pastoral and learning support programme. This approach provides students with the direction and confidence to take their achievements to new heights while contributing to the world in which they live.

We encourage boys in the Senior School to make the most of the broad range of co-curricular opportunities available to them and to aspire to positions of leadership among their peers.

Year 10 Subjects

  • Religion Studies
    • Spirituality, Religion & Meaning
  • Cross Disciplinary
    • Exploring Identities & Futures (formerly Personal Learning Plan) – Stage 1
  • English
    • English
    • Essential English
  • Health and Physical Education
    • Outdoor Education
    • Health & Physical Education
    • Soccer
    • Certificate III Sports Coaching
  • Humanities & Social Sciences (HASS)
    • History: The Modern World and Australia
    • Stage 1 Accelerated
      • Business Innovation
      • Economics
      • Geography
      • Legal Studies
      • Politics, Power & People
  • Languages
    • Japanese (Continuers)
  • Mathematics
    • Extension Mathematics, AC Mathematics & General Mathematics
    • Mathematics
    • Essential Mathematics

  • Sciences
    • AX Science (Accelerated)
    • Science
  • The Arts
    • Drama
    • Media Arts
    • Music
    • Visual – Arts
    • Visual Arts – Design
  • Technologies
    • Design, Technology & Engineering
      • Architectural Studies
      • Graphic Communication
      • Material Solutions & Manufacturing
    • Digital Technology

Year 11 Subjects

  • Religion Studies
    • Spirituality, Religion & Meaning
    • Philosophy
  • Cross Disciplinary
    • Research Project A & B
    • Vocational Education & Training (VET)
    • Workplace Practices
  • English
    • English Literary Studies
    • English
    • English as an Additional Language
    • Essential English
  • Health & Physical Education
    • Health & Wellbeing
    • Integrated Learning (Health & Physical Education)
    • Outdoor Education
    • Physical Education
    • Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315)
  • Humanities & Social Sciences (HASS)
    • Accounting
    • Business Innovation
    • Certificate III in Business (BSB30115)
    • Economics
    • Geography
    • Modern History
    • Legal Studies
    • Politics, Power & People
    • Stage 2 Accelerated
      • Business Innovation
      • Economics
      • Legal Studies
  • Languages
    • Japanese (Continuers)
  • Mathematics
    • Specialist Mathematics
    • Mathematical Methods
    • General Mathematics
    • Essential Mathematics
  • Sciences
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth & Environmental Science
    • Nutrition
    • Physics
  • The Arts
    • Drama
    • Media Studies
    • Music
    • Visual Arts – Art
    • Visual Arts – Design
  • Technologies
    • Design, Technology & Engineering
      • Digital Communication Solutions – Graphic Communication
      • Industry & Entrepreneurial Solutions – Architectural Studies
      • Material Solutions
      • Robotic & Electronic Systems
    • Digital Technology

Year 12 Subjects

  • Religion Studies
    • Spirituality, Religion & Meaning
    • Integrated Learning – Religion Studies
    • Philosophy
  • Cross Disciplinary
    • Research Project A & B
    • Vocational Education & Training (VET)
    • Workplace Practices
  • English
    • English Literary Studies
    • English
    • Essential English
    • English as an Additional Language
  • Health and Physical Education
    • Health & Wellbeing
    • Integrated Learning (Health & Physical Education)
    • Outdoor Education
    • Physical Education
    • Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315)
  • Humanities & Social Sciences (HASS)
    • Accounting
    • Business Innovation
    • Certificate III in Business (BSB30115)
    • Economics
    • Geography
    • Legal Studies
    • Politics, Power & People
  • Languages
    • Japanese (Continuers)
  • Mathematics
    • Specialist Mathematics
    • Mathematical Methods
    • General Mathematics
    • Essential Mathematics
  • Sciences
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth & Environmental Science
    • Nutrition
    • Physics
  • The Arts
    • Drama
    • Media Studies
    • Music – Ensemble Performance
    • Music – Explorations
    • Music – Solo Performance
    • Music – Studies
    • Visual Arts – Art
    • Visual Arts – Design
  • Technologies
    • Design, Technology & Engineering
      • Digital Communication Solutions – Graphic Communication
      • Industry & Entrepreneurial Solutions – Architectural Studies
      • Material Solutions
    • Digital Technologies

2023 Curriculum Handbook

Learn more about the full curriculum offered at Blackfriars, including individual subject detail, learning area pathways from Reception to Year 12, learning support and enrichment programs, in the latest edition of our Curriculum Handbook.

2023 Curriculum HandbookDownload