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YEAR 10-12

A TIME OF SELF-DISCOVERY AND PREPARATION

Year 10, 11 and 12 at Scotch Oakburn College provides the very best chance to maximise choices for our students’ futures. Learning in the senior years offers a vibrant and diverse learning community.  Our rich history and tradition provide unique experiences and leadership roles within the College.

MAXIMISING POTENTIAL

A TIME OF EXPLORATION, GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT, FUN AND SELF-DISCOVERY

The Senior Years at Scotch Oakburn College is a time of exploration, growth, development, fun, self-discovery, and preparation that provides every student the best chance to maximise their choices for the future.

  • Maximise future choices through mentoring, partnerships & staff expertise.
  • Reach your full potential by utilising a diverse range of resources & options.
  • Develop multiple pathways for your future.
  • Finish secondary school prepared for the next phase of your life.
  • Enjoy the dedicated TCE space in Years 11 and 12, the Robert Dean Senior Student Centre.

WHY YEAR 10?

Why join us in Year 10? Get the foundations for success and a smooth transition to TCE.

Be a part of an extensive curriculum including Education Outdoors, STEAM Challenge, work experience and elective options to match your passions.

Take advantage of exam practice to prepare for TCE exam environments.

Participate in an extensive co-curricular program including a wide range of sport and Performing Arts options, exchange opportunities and cultural trips.

Experience a seamless transition to TCE. Settle into Scotch Oakburn life and get to know staff and students in readiness for TCE.

HEADSTART TO TCE

Take advantage of our Headstart to TCE program.

We are the only school in Tasmania to offer a headstart program. Operating in the final two weeks of Term 4, all Year 10 and 11 students begin their subjects for the following year. This is a chance to make sure subjects suit your interests and ability and is an opportunity to change subjects if required so you are ready to jump into the next year with confidence.

BALANCE AND BELONGING

Be part of a vibrant and diverse learning community, while building the framework to follow your passions.

● Experience a wide breadth of offerings catering for all abilities.

  • Be supported and recognised as individuals.
  • Create bespoke opportunities geared towards your skills and passions.
  • Enjoy supported learning including tutoring options.

● Students belong to a supportive whole school community.

  • Experience a comprehensive staff structure of teachers, leaders, tutors, mentors & specialised mental-health care experts.
  • Choose activities, opportunities & strategies that develop resilience, empathy, tolerance and connectedness in our community.
  • Every student is supported as an individual; socially, emotionally, spiritually & physically.

SUPPORTED PLANNING

Take advantage of individualised subject selection sessions every year.

● Year 10 programs offer a wide range of electives plus Work Experience, STEAM Challenge, Education Outdoors and more.

  • TCE subject options are tailored and flexible, including Level 1-4 TASC subjects, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and School-based Apprenticeship options.
  • Year 12 students may also choose to study a subject through the University of Tasmania’s High Achiever’s Program (HAP) or the University Connections Program (UCP), all of which can contribute towards their TCE.

(View full subject selection guides at the bottom of the page)

● Our dedicated careers staff will assist with individualised pathway planning and can help at any time.

  • Take advantage of ongoing work experience opportunities (Years 10-12).
  • Hear from guest speakers from industry and Australian universities.
  • Utilise a wide range of resources for gap years, university & other study options, apprenticeships & much more.

A LEARNING FOCUSSED ENVIRONMENT

● Learning is driven by interests and future pathways.

  • There are many opportunities to lead & mentor younger year levels (from 3-years-olds up).
  • Leading by example and through community-based programs is encouraged.
  • Students are also encouraged to develop self-directed initiatives and projects within the College or in the local or global community.
  • An extensive co-curricular program is provided including a wide range of sports and Performing Arts options, exchange options and cultural and sporting trips.

● Years 10-12 are fortunate to have amazing learning and break-out spaces.

  • Year 10 have their home in Helix, the Centre for Science and Mathematics.
  • Year 11 and 12 enjoy exclusive use of the Robert Dean Senior Student Centre, for study and break times, including their own kitchen, balcony overlooking Scotch Oakburn Park, table tennis and eight-ball table.
  • Learning spaces are modern, light-filled and equipped with the latest technology.

SPECIALIST TEACHING &

SUPPORT STAFF

Our teaching and support staff are experts in their fields.

Their breadth of knowledge and life experiences add a rich and deep level of unparalleled learning that extends well beyond the classroom.

This knowledge and experience is passed on to our students as they are mentored and challenged to think deeply about possibilities and to strive to individually achieve their best.

Hear what our students and teachers have to say about learning and maximising opportunities at Scotch Oakburn College.

0 median ATAR
50% of students in 2023 ranked in the top 11.75% nationally
0+ ATAR ranking
23.5% of students in 2023 ranked in the top 5% nationally
0+ ATAR ranking
45.9% of students in 2023 ranked in the top 10% nationally

EXCELLENCE IN RESULTS

0+ ATAR ranking
64.7% of students in 2023 ranked in the top 20% nationally

DUX of 2023

99.95

EXCELLENCE IN RESULTS

86.55 MEDIAN atar – 50% of students in 2022 ranked in the top 13.45% nationally

95+ ATAR ranking – 23.6% of students in 2022 ranked in the top 5% nationally

90+ ATAR ranking – 36.1% of students in 2022 ranked in the top 10% nationally

80+ ATAR ranking – 62.5% of students in 2022 ranked in the top 20% nationally

DUX of 2022- 99.95 ATAR

TAKE A VIRTUAL

TOUR NOW

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NEXT STEPS

TOUR THE COLLEGE

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SPEAK TO US

Contact Nardia Deverell, our Community Liaison Coordinator to arrange a time to speak to on e of our Senior School staff:

P: (03) 6336 3407

E: enrolments@soc.tas.edu.au

ATTEND A TRY DAY

Students are invited to spend a day with us and experience Scotch Oakburn.

Contact us to find out more.

ENROL NOW

Submit your application to start the enrolment process.