Learning at Kennedy
At Kennedy Baptist College all students are expected to strive for personal excellence in all that they do. We provide a broad-based, holistic and relevant curriculum for the students under our care. Our goal is to offer students a wide range of opportunities to develop their understanding and knowledge of the world around them and to foster their God-given talents and abilities. Our graduates need to be prepared for a rapidly changing, technology-centred world. Our curriculum is designed to encourage creativity, flexibility, problem solving and collaboration.
Students in Years 7 to 10 follow the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline and have the opportunity to choose from a diverse range of elective subjects. Students in Years 11 and 12 work towards the Western Australian Certificate of Education in either an ATAR (university entry) pathway or a vocation-oriented General pathway, including VET (Vocational Education and Training) options.
Kennedy Enrichment and Extension Program
The purpose of the Kennedy Extension and Enrichment Program (KEEP) is to provide an environment where academically advanced students can be challenged and extended. Students are supported to attain the highest levels of excellence alongside peers who share similar aspirations, abilities and interests. KEEP is taught by teachers with expert skills and knowledge for this program. Students cover the core curriculum while also engaging in extension and enrichment activities. Extension involves the deepening of students’ knowledge, understanding and skills. Enrichment refers to the broadening of the curriculum to develop knowledge, application and thinking skills to greater degrees of complexity.
Students selected for KEEP will participate in the full Year 7 Program, which includes Physical Education, Christian Education, French or Chinese, Computing, Health Education and Electives. For Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities, KEEP students will be in a class together. All students enrolled for Year 7 can participate in testing for KEEP. Testing occurs the year prior to Year 7 entry.
Kennedy Baptist College have a dedicated team of learning support specialists who provide high quality programs to assist students in improving their literacy and numeracy skills and learning outcomes. Learning support staff work with students in classrooms and conduct small group intervention sessions. Support is also provided through the development of Education Plans for students with learning difficulties. In the lower school years, some Learning Areas stream classes to ensure students who are struggling have access to appropriate programs. Students can also receive extra assistance through the after-school tutoring sessions which are available in Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities.