An Education that Inspires Excellence
We specialise in preparing boys for senior study. Senior School graduates attend top ranked Universities in Adelaide, within Australia and around the world. We offer a broad liberal curriculum and provide opportunities to accelerate student learning. We analyse and track student academic development and we can smooth their workload as they reach Year 12. We deliberately prepare and practice examination skills and engage specialised academic excellence programs for our students. In these ways and others we help students meet the demands of life and learning beyond the College.
All Senior School teaching and learning is founded upon our own ‘Princes Pedagogy’, SACE requirements and the IB Learner Profile. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. In fact, our College is the only ‘three programme’ IB boys’ school in South Australia (Primary Years, Middle Years and International Baccalaureate Diploma).
In Year 10, boys complete the final year of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) with some elective choice and an emphasis upon English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities. English and Mathematics remain compulsory for Year 11 students.
Significant subject choices exist for our Senior School students. In the final two years of Senior School (Years 11 and 12), we offer two programs which lead to university entrance in Australia or internationally.
The first is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). This internationally recognised qualification is the most effective senior school preparation for University success. Prince Alfred College has offered the IBDP for more than 15 years with outstanding results.
The Senior School also offers the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) which provides another pathway to University study or can be combined with vocationally oriented subjects leading to TAFE and/or workplace recognition.
The subject counselling process for the Senior School includes the support of Subject Teachers, Pastoral Care Teachers, Year Level Coordinators, the Careers Counsellor and the Teaching and Learning Directorate to help make carefully considered course choices for Years 10, 11 and 12.
In all Senior School curriculum we have high expectations and a proud history of success.