A+ Academic Extension Program



Canning Vale College offers an academic extension program for students in Year 7 through to Year 10. The program provides academically able students an extension curriculum in four learning areas: English, Mathematics, Science and Society & Environment. The program promotes academic rigour and challenges students to achieve at their highest level. The A+ Program provides an excellent opportunity for students to engage in a high quality extension program in their local area with supported pathways to university. Canning Vale College teachers are experienced and enthusiastic about student learning, evidenced through ongoing professional learning in the area of academic extension. Students in the A+ Program cover the same curriculum as other students in their year level, but their teachers include enrichment activities and competitions to enhance their learning. A+ students are encouraged to use critical analysis, and higher-order thought processes (ie. application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation), which assists with the preparation for academic study in Years 11 and 12 and beyond. 

Features of the A+ Program include:

  • Supported pathways to university studies through our partnership with the University of Western Australia and access to special activities.
  • Targeted Career Expos
  • Participation in state and national competitions and scholarships in different learning areas, for example, International Competition for Australian Schools, Australian Maths Competition.
  • UWA Broadway program providing concessions for entry to UWA.
  • Thinking Science, an innovative cognitive skills program for Year 7 and 8 students, running as part of regular science classes.

The A+ Program is selective and highly competitive. Entry into the program is subject to an aptitude test. The test comprises Maths, Reading and Writing and a General Ability component.

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