Austin Cove Baptist College is a co-educational college which prides itself on offering families a safe, nurturing environment that provides students the opportunity to excel in their education. Despite its relatively small size, the College offers a wide range of courses to cater to students of all ability levels. Our staff are committed to their purpose to teach young people, sharing with them a passion for learning through dynamic and relevant teaching practices.
The three College aims for Austin Cove Baptist College are:
- Excellence in Education
- A safe, caring and respectful environment
- Awareness of God
Years 7 to 10
Students study Mathematics, English, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education for the majority of their week, following the Western Australian Curriculum.
Every student in Years 7 and 8 also study Chinese and at least one Visual Art, Performing Art, Digital Technology and Design and Technology, as per SCSA requirements.
In Years 9 and 10, students choose from a range of 16 electives from all areas, specifically The Arts and Technologies. Choices included Outdoor Education, Physical Education Studies, Food Science and Technology, International Food, Textiles, Wood, Chinese, History, Mathematics and Programming, Backstage and Production, Dance, Drama, Media, Music, Photography, Visual Arts.
Years 11 and 12
Students are offered a wide range of ATAR, General, Foundation and Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses. Our selections have been increasing and we have been able to offer our current Year 11 students the largest selection of choices since our inception, with 14 ATAR, 14 General and 5 VET courses to choose from.
Students are also given the opportunity to study additional courses through TAFE as well as school based traineeships and workplace learning programs, all while studying at the College and working towards the achievement of a Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). We also have partnerships with Alcoa to give students additional opportunities after school.
All our students spend 90 minutes a week studying Applied Christian Education where they gain an awareness of God and complete community service initiatives.
We have highly competent and motivated staff and, as a College, we have achieved strong ATAR results over the years, with an average median ATAR of 81.3 over the last 6 years. This result is similar to the state median over the same 6 years of 81.3, solidifying the College with the reputation of being one of the strongest-performing ATAR schools in the Peel region. We encourage all students to challenge themselves and attempt subjects of interest, while providing the academic and pastoral support for them along the way.
Part of our success is due to low class sizes averaging 5 students per class in ATAR and 13 students per class in General/Foundation. These smaller class sizes allow for a more personalised learning environment for our students.
Students are chosen and are able to nominate in a range of Mathematics, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences competitions. We have many students achieving high results in these competitions and provide opportunities and tutoring to allow them to succeed.
After school tutoring is offered in the MESH (Mathematics, English, Science, HASS) subjects. Teachers will run these sessions on set days and there is no charge to come along and participate.
Please see our subject information books for more information on subjects and subject selections, including all the courses on offer. Our Year 7-12 Parent Information Book has various and relevant policies, including our academic policies.