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Years 11 and 12
Years 11 and 12 CGGS offers students in Years 11 and 12 the opportunity to choose either the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS) package or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Both can lead to an Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking (ATAR).
The BSSS college-based 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 ATAR. An accredited package is for students interested in direct entry to the workforce from school and/or studying at TAFE. Students 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.