Academic Challenge and Extension

In all areas of teaching and learning, we aim for excellence and the highest educational outcomes within a collaborative, nurturing learning environment.  Taking responsible risks is encouraged, success is rewarded and disappointment acknowledged.  Mercedes College encourages students to be self-directed, collaborative, critical thinkers who will take ownership of their educational journey and persevere to achieve their personal best.  The focus is on continuous learning that will provide the spiritual, social, physical and emotional development needed to achieve personal fulfilment.

In 2017 Mercedes College introduced a new model of the Academic Challenge and Extension (ACE) program.  This undertaking was designed to further develop highly capable students in the learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Social Sciences.  In 2020 the ACE program will see classes in Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10.  ACE classes are typically smaller than most other mainstream classes and comprise approximately 25 students.

Student selection is initially based on Year 7 results and achievement.  Furthermore, a student may be selected for one or a number of these extension classes.  It is important to note that from year to year the composition of ACE classes may change in accordance with student performance.

Curriculum in all ACE classes follows the mainstream curriculum with deeper and broader focus. Through both enrichment and extension, these students are provided with opportunities to engage in a range of academic competitions and extension activities, as well as participating in incursion, excursions and guest-presentations.

Commencement of Academic Challenge and Extension Classes

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Mathematics

Semester 2, 2017

Semester 1, 2018

Semester 1, 2019

Semester 1, 2020

English

Semester 1, 2018

Semester 1, 2019

Semester 1, 2020

Science

Semester 1, 2018

Semester 1, 2019

Semester 1, 2020

Social Sciences

Semester 1, 2018

Semester 1, 2019

Semester 1, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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