Curriculum Handbook

This online Curriculum Handbook outlines the curriculum requirements, choices and opportunities students have at Aberfoyle Park High School (APHS).

Students undertake study within the mandated frameworks of the Australian Curriculum for Years 8 to Year 10 and the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) for Year 11 and Year 12. Ignite students study a compacted Australian Curriculum and begin SACE subjects one year earlier. For more information please go to the APHS Ignite page.

For more details about the Year 8 to 10 Curriculum please visit the Australian Curriculum website.

Year 11 and 12 students study Stage 1 and Stage 2 subjects which are overseen by the SACE Board of South Australia. For further information in regards to the SACE, please follow this link SACE Information.

Making Subject Choices

During Term 3 students will be selecting subjects for the following year.

It is an important time of the year when you and your child will make decisions about the subjects your child will be studying.

In preparation for selecting subjects for 2018, we suggest that you discuss with your son/daughter:

  • Short and long term goals
  • Interests and aspirations – both in and beyond school, including further study or careers
  • Strengths and passions
  • Subject achievements thus far (students should discuss with Home Group and subject teachers)
  • Potential university/TAFE courses, including any pre-requisite subjects required for tertiary study
  • Possible Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses
  • Subjects at Aberfoyle High School to help prepare for possible future pathways

Students will be supported through the course counselling process via Year Level assemblies and Home Group.

Parents will also receive specific year level information.

Please follow the links below to access information about the subjects offered at each year level.

Curriculum Overview

Year 8 Curriculum

Year 9 Curriculum

Year 10 Curriculum

Year 11 (SACE Stage 1)

Year 12 (SACE Stage 2)

Aberfoyle Park High School Ignite Program

Vocational Education and Training (VET) Overview

Useful Resources

Job Guide –
Career Information –
University Handbooks and websites – , ,
TAFE Course Admissions Guide –
SATAC University/TAFE Guide –
SATAC Tertiary Entrance BookletOnline Booklet
SAFTS Southern Adelaide and Fleurieu Trade School –
SACE website –

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