Since its inception in 2001, Shearwater has established a successful Senior Studies program of courses and is now crystallising and fine-tuning its offers for senior students.
Students who have attempted the HSC have had great academic success with particularly excellent results in English, Visual Art, Mathematics, Design & Technology and foreign languages.
Course programs have been put into place and streamlined, student preferences identified, the delivery of the correspondence courses is running smoothly, and a precedent of good study patterns, assessment task completion and examination routines have been established.
Despite relatively small numbers in the Senior Studies program, Shearwater has made available a wide range of course options. The teacher/student ratio is very favourable, giving students maximum exposure to our staff.
Those students pursuing a Shearwater Senior Studies Certificate, or Major Work Program, have also had marked success, using their projects as portfolios for gaining entry to tertiary study programs.