Years 11 and 12

Year 11 and 12 students at CGGS study courses accredited by the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS). Students may be issued the following qualifications and statements:

  • ACT Senior Secondary Certificate and Record of Achievement.
  • Tertiary Entrance Statement.
  • Statement of Achievement.

Further information about these qualifications can be found on the BSSS website ACT Qualifications and Statements.

The ACT Senior Secondary system caters for students in Years 11 and 12, generally aged between 16 and 19 years of age. It is based on the principle of continuous assessment throughout Years 11 and 12 and governed by the policies and procedures of the BSSS.

A student qualifies for the award of an ACT Senior Secondary Certificate on completion of an educational program approved by the School. Students who wish to go to university must complete a tertiary package, and sit the ACT Scaling Test (AST), to receive an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). An accredited package is for students interested in direct entry to the workforce from school and/or studying at TAFE.

Students generally study five subjects in both years. English is compulsory in Years 11 and 12, while Mathematics is compulsory in Year 11 only. 

Students who complete a tertiary package and who qualify for an ATAR, receive a Tertiary Entrance Statement in addition to their ACT Senior Secondary Certificate. It contains information which may be used in applying to tertiary institutions. A requirement of completing a tertiary package is sitting for the AST in Year 12.