Curriculum overview…

Roma Mitchell Secondary College Curriculum Handbook 2019

Click on the link above to view the RMSC Curriculum for 2019.

Our teaching and learning programs are developed with reference to South Australian Curriculum Standards and Assessment Framework; the new draft Australian Curriculum materials and the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP).

Roma Mitchell Secondary College is purpose built to engage students in 21st century learning, with flexible and modern spaces and a ‘schools within a school’ concept.

As one of South Australia’s largest secondary schools, we give students access to a broad range of academic and vocational subjects, which in turn gives them more options in choosing the university, TAFE or VET pathway they want for their career development.

Our school has high expectations and sets high standards, because we want to encourage all our students to achieve beyond their potential. We support and challenge our students with state-of-the-art teaching and learning programs that incorporate higher order thinking and technology-rich classrooms to foster creativity and innovation.

Our school has been authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation to deliver the  International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) to all Years 8-10 students.  It is a rigorous academic middle school curriculum framework which is being used in a growing number of public and private schools across Australia and internationally.

Each of our three campuses, years 8, 9 and 10 classes are included in the IBMYP Program – including the Special Education campus, which implements the curriculum framework with modified assessment.

The International Baccalaureate excels in fostering creative, critical and reflective thinking and empowers students to take an active role in learning and developing a global perspective on issues and ideas locally, nationally and globally.

Our students enjoy the global focus and real world application of the IBMYP program as it allows them to develop their own unique perspective in a stimulating learning environment, instead of focusing exclusively on content, theory or preparing for a test. Recent research of university students shows those with better cross disciplinary skills – as taught by the IBMPY program – achieve higher results at higher levels than those without.

The course structure allows for more time to discuss the content in depth, particularly in subject areas including Language Acquisition, Language and Literature, Individuals and Societies, Mathematics, Design, Arts, Sciences and Physical and Health Education. Students in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program also engage in at least one collaboratively planned interdisciplinary unit each year, and a long-term research project on a topic of their choice.