Are life-long learners with highly developed critical thinking skills, cognisant of their strengths and weaknesses, who use that awareness to identify areas of growth to reach their full potential.
They model respectful, pro-social, and principled behaviour to all individuals, as they value everyone’s unique contribution to local and globally-diverse communities and their environments.
YEAR 11 – YEAR 12
In Years 11 and 12, our students have the option of either:
- the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). An academically rigorous pathway with direct entry to university; or
- our tailored WACE General programme for students who may have employment or vocational training (TAFE) as their post-schooling goal.
IB Diploma Programme
Since 2007, Treetops has offered our Year 11 and 12 students the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The IBDP was chosen as our university entrance programme because of its student-centred, holistic, and international approach to education. Montessori and the IB are closely aligned in philosophy, and also with our Treetops’ ethos, mission, and core values.
The IBDP is a two-year programme that runs over Years 11 and 12. Students choose a total of 6 subjects from the IBDP subject option groups of:
- Studies in Language and Literature
- Language Acquisition (Ab initio)
- Individuals and Societies
- The Arts
We may also use the on-line provider Pamoja Education (UK) to deliver on-line IBDP courses to increase the number of Humanities subjects we can offer to our IBDP students.
IBDP students also complete the IB Core subjects of: Theory of Knowledge (ToK); Extended Essay (EE); and Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS).
The overall aim of the IBDP is to develop internationally minded people who, by recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. The IBDP is, of course, more than just a university entrance qualification; it is a preparation for life and many successful IBDP students go on to something other than study at university.
Successful completion of the IBDP will give students both a Diploma certificate and an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) Score. The IBDP provides direct entrance to Australian universities with the achieved ATAR score, and is widely known and accepted as a qualifying programme to attend international universities.
WACE General Programme
The WACE General programme is aimed at those students who are wishing to go to TAFE, or move towards employment, at the completion of Year 12.
General programme students choose 6 subjects to study across Years 11 and 12, or 5 subjects plus a VETiS (Vocational Education and Training in Schools) course.
Students choosing the VETiS option, attend a TAFE campus once a week for the duration of their VETiS course. Their school timetable is adapted to allow for their VETiS course, and this study counts towards their WACE graduation.
Successful completion of the WACE General Studies programme will give students a WACE graduation certificate.
Read more about our Year 11 & 12 Options here
Read more about the IBDP and WACE General programme on our Frequently Asked Questions page.