Learning Areas

Unley High School prides itself on the quality of teaching and learning programs available to all students. Teachers work and plan collaboratively within learning areas and focus on student engagement and active participation in the learning process. Developing independent thinkers who are able to manage their time and their learning is critical for their success in the global society in which they live and work.

The curriculum for Middle School students is currently in a transitional stage between the South Australian Curriculum Standards and Accountability Framework (SACSA) and the new Australian Curriculum which is being phased in progressively. Senior students work toward the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), beginning in Year 10 with the Personal Learning Plan (PLP), followed by Stage 1 subjects during Year 11 and culminating with Stage 2 subjects in Year 12.

At Unley High School we acknowledge that not all students will choose to follow a pure academic pathway. Therefore, we provide our students alternatives including Vocational Education Courses (VOC), both onĀ  and off site at external providers such as TAFE or other Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) sites. We are very proud of the Plumbing Course that is provided by Unley High School. It is comprised of a mix of our students and those from other State Secondary Schools.

In 2011, Unley High School students once again achieved outstanding results. Eleven Merit Certificates (perfect scores) were awarded to our students. Thirty-eight students achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of more than 90 and another twenty-nine students achieved higher than 80. This cohort of students gained six hundred A and B grades, representing almost 64% of all grades achieved. We congratulate our graduates and wish them every success in their future endeavours.