The Pathways centre is home to the VET, Careers and Workplace Learning team.
Our Pathways Centre and it’s team are here to help each student find their passion and plan their post-school direction. They also work hard with students and their carers to make sure each child can achieve their WACE (Western Australia Certificate of Education), providing academic reports and guidance. At Byford Secondary we have Pathways classes integrated into student timetables to recognise the importance of career development.
In senior school students are offered 3 pathways:
1. ATAR Pathway
2. General Pathway
3. VET Pathway
Each of these are tailored specifically to the aspirations and talents of the student. Our pathways team encourages all students to attend career counselling as early as Year 9 so they can position themselves to achieve the necessary requirements to follow their desired path.
This pathway is to gain direct entry to university. To determine a student’s ATAR their 4 highest scoring subjects are used. For this reason a student intending to obtain an ATAR must study at least 4 ATAR subjects in Years 11 & 12.
Students are recommend to study 5 ATAR courses, which then serves as a “back-up” subject (in case they do not perform well), however students need to realise that the workload and study of 5 ATAR subjects is more rigorous than 4 ATAR subjects.
To be considered for university admission as a school leaver applicant, normally you must –
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