Students at St Edmund's College study courses accredited by the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS). Students may be issued the following qualifications and statements.
Further information about these qualifications can be found on the BSSS website - ACT Qualifications
As a result of the Review of Certification in 2014, there are significant changes in the naming of credentials in 2015.
The decision to study at Senior level at St Edmund's College will ensure that the student continues to grow towards maturity in many facets of his personal development. First and foremost, he will be provided with ample opportunity to develop his spiritual life through the compulsory Religious Education program as well as the liturgical and prayer life of the College. The senior retreat program is an important and integral part of this spiritual dimension of senior study.
Secondly, the academic program is designed for both the ambitious and motivated student who seeks academic success and strives for University entrance through the University Admission Index (UAI), as well as the less academically gifted student who seeks a solid Senior Secondary Certificate with a view to further vocational training and employment. As such, tertiary course packages are available as well as accredited course packages to suit the needs of the full spectrum of senior students. Vocational courses continue to be introduced into the Curriculum to meet the needs of students.
Thirdly, the co-curricular program offered by the College, of which every student is expected to become involved, provides a wide range of sporting and cultural pursuits for which St Edmund's College is renowned.
Finally, these programs are conducted in an atmosphere of strong pastoral care of every student by the professional staff of St Edmund's College. The senior students, as is the case with all of the students, are expected and encouraged to have pride in themselves and their school. Our standards and expectations are high, but not unrealistic. The students' journey towards maturity is guided skilfully by the staff such that by graduation day, we are proud to congratulate a young Christian gentleman.
The idea of the Senior Social Justice Program is to encourage the senior students to be conscious and well informed of people, organizations and issues within the wider community. The Senior Social Justice Program has been designed to contribute in the growth of each senior student as a Christian person.
The prime objective of the program is to develop in students a sense of responsibility beyond the narrow vision of self and to allow them to put their understanding of community into concrete action. This is achieved through:
The Social Justice Program in Year 11 consists of guest speakers and visiting community service sites. In Year 12, students are required to complete 20 hours of community service.
To download a copy of our Senior Handbook and Course Guide please go to Policies Publications & Procedures.
Mr Ian Harvey