Darwin High School offers a wide range of subjects at Year 10, Stage 1 and Stage 2 level. Year 10 subjects have been developed using either the elements of the draft National Curriculum, and or the NT Board of Studies Year 10 Curriculum. Stage 1 and Stage 2 courses have been developed using SACE approved Learning and Assessment Plans. A variety of VET opportunities are available.
In Year 10, students must complete four compulsory subjects and two electives each semester:
In Year 11, students enrol in six subjects each semester. Students must study Englsh/Literacy for both semesters and Mathematics for a minimum of 1 Semester. Each Semester length subject contributes 10 points to towards ths NTCET. Students should aim to have at least 120 credits before they commence Year 12.
In Year 12, students are encouraged to study 4 or 5 Stage 2 Subjects. Most Stage 2 Subjects run for the whole year. Eacxh year-length subject contributes 20 credits towards the NTCET.
Students who successfully complete their senior secondary education are awarded the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET). The NTCET will help students develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed – whether they are headed for further education, training, an apprenticeship or straight into the workforce. Students commence their NTCET in Year 10 with the Personal Learning Plan.
Students can gain their NTCET in the equivalent of two years of full-time study; however,
most students spread this over three years. There are two stages:
Each subject or course successfully completed earns ‘credits’ towards the NTCET, with a
minimum of 200 credits required for students to gain the certificate.
Students will receive a grade from A to E for each subject (A+ to E- at Stage 2). For compulsory subjects, they will need to achieve a C grade or better.
The compulsory subjects are:
The remaining 100 credits can be gained through additional Stage 1 or Stage 2 subjects or SACE Board recognised courses of a student’s choice. NTCET students are required to complete 140 of the 200 credits at a C grade or better.