2021 RMSC Curriculum GuideWatch the Course Counselling Videos hers - students & teachers talk about what subjects to choose in 2021 for year 11 and year 12 students

Our teaching and learning programs are developed with reference to the Australian Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) and the International Baccalauareate Diploma Program.

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 (IB MYP) to all years 8-10 students and commencing 2022 the IB Diploma Program to all years 11 and 12. Students studying the IB Diploma at RMSC will receive an additional 5 bonus points under the Universities Equity Scheme.

The IBMYP Program is delivered in both the Co-Education and Girls’ Education Campuses.  The Special Education Campus offers a modified curriculum based on the Australian Curriculum.

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.

The Curriculum Handbook for 2022 is currently in progress and will be published online during Term 3, 2021.