AIASC

The Australian International Academy curriculum for Senior Secondary students Years 11 and 12 focuses on further developing the "whole student" to further extend and challenge each student's academic, personal and co-curricular achievements, as well as enhance their social,emotional, and spiritual well-being.

The primary focus of the Senior Secondary School at AIA is to prepare students for University and further study while preserving an environment which allows for the expression of the student’s Islamic character. Qualities prized by students at AIA include Care, Courtesy, Respect and Responsibility; Islamic manners, academic excellence, leadership, striving for achievement, internationalism, multiculturalism, acceptance, respect and maturity. The School believes that by encouraging excellence in all fields, they are able to develop all the skills necessary for success in this world and in the next.

The educational programs offered cater for the diversity in student interest and level of abilities to ensure that all studentsmaximise their potential and aspirations in their adult life. Students at the senior school undertake the New South Wales BOSTES Higher School Certificate (HSC) to meet the necessary academic entry requirements for tertiary education.

For further information about the NSW BOSTES HSC Syllabi and Curriculum, please go to the following links:

HSC in a Nutshell: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/hsc/hsc_in_nutshell.html
HSC Syllabi:  http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP)

The School is currently working towards offering to students in the future the option of undertaking the internationally-recognised IB Diploma Programme:
This is a two-year course that is usually completed in years 11 and 12.

The IB Diploma course consists of two major components:

Component A:

Students must study six subjects, and three must be at Higher Level HL and three at Standard Level SL.
Students must study a first language, a second language, a Humanities subject, a Science subject, Mathematics and a sixth subject of their choice.

Component B:

Students must study Theory of Knowledge and complete a 4000 word Research Essay in a subject of their choice, both of which are assessed.
They must also participate and fulfill the outcomes of the ‘Creativity, Action and Service’ or CAS Programme.

For further information about the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, please go to the following links:

  1. What is the Diploma Programme?
    http://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/what-is-the-dp/
  2. Diploma Programme Curriculum Overview
    http://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/curriculum/
  3. Why admit IB students:
    http://www.ibo.org/university-admission/benefits-to-universities-and-colleges-of-accepting-ib-students/

Year 11 and 12 students can currently undertake studies in the following Board-developed courses:

  • English Standard
  • English Advanced
  • Arabic Continuers
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics General
  • Mathematics Extension
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Business Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Studies of Religion 1
  • Modern History
  • Visual Arts

School-developed courses in:

  • Islamic Studies

Also, students can actively participate in the School's:

  • Service as Action / Community and Service Programme
  • Morning Qu'ran Karim Classes
  • Hills Zone Sports Association Sports Programme
  • Peer Support and Leadership Programmes