Individualised Educational Program and Assessment for Ignatius – Senior Secondary

Ignatius’ studies for 2025-2026 will include:

  • 12 units of Board Developed Courses, including English

To meet the requirements for Stage 6 the following subjects to be undertaken are:

Board Developed Courses:

  • 2 Unit English Advanced
  • 2 Unit Maths Standard
  • 2 Unit Studies of Religion 1
  • 2 Unit Ancient History
  • 2 Unit Economics
  • 2 Unit Physics

English Advanced


  • responds to, composes and evaluates complex texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure
  • responds to, composes and evaluates complex texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure
  • analyses and uses language forms, features and structures of texts considering appropriateness for specific purposes, audiences and contexts and evaluates their effects on meaning
  • strategically uses knowledge, skills and understanding of language concepts and literary devices in new and different contexts
  • thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically to respond to, evaluate and compose texts that synthesise complex information, ideas and arguments
  • investigates and evaluates the relationships between texts
  • evaluates the diverse ways texts can represent personal and public worlds and recognises how they are valued
  • explains and evaluates cultural assumptions and values in texts and their effects on meaning
  • reflects on, evaluates and monitors own learning and adjusts individual and collaborative processes to develop as an independent learner


  • communicate through speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing and representing
  • use language to shape and make meaning according to purpose, audience and context
  • think in ways that are imaginative, creative, interpretive and critical
  • express themselves and their relationships with others and their world
  • learn and reflect on their learning through their study of English


Ignatius has great language arts skills; both oral & written and he reads continuously. Ignatius will continue to develop his knowledge, understanding and skills of communication through the written and spoken word, to develop his listening and reading skills, to reflect and think at a higher level, to value the power of language not only in expressing himself but in exploring the role of language with others and the impact of language socially, culturally and morally.

Ignatius will explore the following through his studies:

  • a range of types of texts inclusive of prose fiction, drama, poetry, nonfiction, film, media and digital texts.
    ● texts which are widely regarded as quality literature
    ● a range of Australian texts, including texts by First Nations Peoples to give insights into diverse experiences
    ● texts with a wide range of cultural, social and gender perspectives
  • integrated modes of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing as appropriate


Ignatius’ English Advanced studies will include

  • Poetics & Progym I which reviews and expands on the fable and narrative exercises taught in Bards & Poets, and introduces the anecdote, and proverb exercises; Homer’s Odyssey
    is the primary literature selection.
  • Poetics & Progym II which begins with the Progym twin exercises confirmation and refutation, then teaches the common-place exercise, and finishes with triplet exercises encomium, invective, and comparison; Virgil’s Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and a few of Plutarch’s Lives are the primary literature selections.

Ignatius will cover:

  • Poetry & Prose—literary analysis: reading and comprehending the elements of a story or poem, including genre, characters, setting, plot, sequence, rhetorical situation, literary context, poetic form & meter (scansion)
  • Language Logic—grammar and word usage: grammar lessons, vocabulary study, parsing the parts of speech, and sentence diagramming
  • Eloquent Expression—style development: building copia (abundant and ready supply) of words and construction, paraphrasing, figures of speech, figures of description
  • Classical Composition—imitation-based composition assignments guide students to develop proficiency in invention, arrangement, and style as they follow the writing sequence (plan, write, revise)
  • Commonplace Book—a time-honored practice for writers of all ages: collecting and copying worthy literary selections

Ignatius will continue with weekly dictation lessons, which continues to strengthen his spelling, punctuation, listening and recall skills. His passages from Spelling Wisdom are selected from passages of well known classics such as Dickens and Bronte.

Nurturing a love of literature within our family is at the core of our family’s learning approach, we immerse our children in quality literature from birth.  We read from many genres and delight in living books – a book that makes the subject matter ‘come alive’.

Ignatius will read more of Shakespeare’s plays. He is to select and read one play of his choice, likely a comedy.
Ignatius is always to be found with a book in hand, reading classics as well as contemporary literature. In the upcoming period he is to read at least 4 classics he hasn’t yet read and to read at least two contemporary authors he hasn’t yet experienced. We are then to discuss and analyse works read.

Ignatius enjoys listening to our daily Read Alouds, it’s a really special time that we treasure, it’s a time of precious conversations.
The listening to and memorisation of poetry is part of our family’s culture of nurturing a love of literature. Ignatius will select two poets to study in depth, one Australian & his choice of either an English or American poet.

Resources include: Poetics & Progym IPoetics & Progym II, Homer’s Odyssey, Virgil’s Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Plutarch’s Lives, Spelling Wisdom, Complete Set of Shakespeare, Our extensive library & town library, Banjo Patterson’s poetry, John O’Brien, John Donne and more from our extensive poetry collection.


Mathematics Standard


  • uses algebraic and graphical techniques to compare alternative solutions to contextual problems
  • represents information in symbolic, graphical and tabular form
  • solves problems involving quantity measurement, including accuracy and the choice of relevant units
  • performs calculations in relation to two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures
  • models relevant financial situations using appropriate tools
  • makes predictions about everyday situations based on simple mathematical models
  • develops and carries out simple statistical processes to answer questions posed
  • solves probability problems involving multistage events
  • uses appropriate technology to investigate, organise and interpret information in a range of contexts
  • justifies a response to a given problem using appropriate mathematical terminology and/or calculations
  • uses algebraic and graphical techniques to evaluate and construct arguments in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts
  • analyses representations of data in order to make predictions and draw conclusions
  • interprets the results of measurements and calculations and makes judgements about their reasonableness
  • analyses simple two-dimensional and three-dimensional models to solve practical problems
  • makes informed decisions about financial situations likely to be encountered post-school
  • represents the relationships between changing quantities in algebraic and graphical forms
  • solves problems requiring statistical processes
  • applies network techniques to solve network problems
  • chooses and uses appropriate technology effectively and recognises appropriate times for such use
  • uses mathematical argument and reasoning to evaluate conclusions, communicating a position clearly to others

Ignatius is a bright student and quite capable of achieving the maths syllabus. He understands the importance mathematics plays.

Ignatius has covered; number & algebra, measurement & geometry, statistics & probability.

During his Senior Secondary Years, Ignatius’ studies will include:

Topic: Algebra

  • Formulae and Equations
  • Linear Relationships
  • Types of Relationships

Topic: Measurement

  • Applications of Measurement
  • Working with Time
  • Right Angled Triangles
  • Rates
  • Scale Drawings

Topic: Financial Mathematics

  • Money Matters
  • Investment
  • Depreciation & Loans

Topic: Statistical Analysis

  • Data Analysis
  • Relative Frequency and Probability
  • Further Statistical Analysis

Topic: Networks

  • Networks & Paths

Resources include: Maths Online and supporting digital resources & our library resources.


Studies of Religion 1


  • describes the characteristics of religion and belief systems
  • identifies the influence of religion and belief systems on individuals and society
  • investigates religious traditions and belief systems
  • examines significant aspects of religious traditions
  • describes the influence of religious traditions in the life of adherents
  • selects and uses relevant information about religion from a variety of sources
  • undertakes effective research about religion, making appropriate use of time and resources
  • uses appropriate terminology related to religion and belief systems
  • effectively communicates information, ideas and issues using appropriate written, oral and graphic forms

Ignatius has a deep interest in Religious Studies. Ignatius will complete two Religious Tradition Studies; Christianity and Judaism, he will also briefly touch upon Islam one of the other major religious traditions.

Studies of Religion I students complete two Religious Tradition Studies of 22 indicative hours each.

Ignatius’ Christian studies will include:

      • The New Testament Law
      • Jesus’ Teachings
      • The Resurrection
      • Early Church Years & Evangelising
      • Sacraments
      • How to Read the Bible
      • Moral Theology
      • Moral Conscience
      • Ethical Norms & Law
      • Social Teachings
      • The Commandments
      • Spiritual Readings: Bible, Saints & Spiritual Formation

Judaism studies will include:

      • The Creation Story
      • Early History of the Jewish Peoples
      • The Patriarchs
      • The Exodus
      • The Jewish Law
      • The Rise & Fall of the Jewish Kingdom
      • The Jewish Remnant

Understanding Islam studies:

      • explain the tenets of the religion
      • a short history of the prophet and literature
      • the Six Pillars
      • Five Articles of Faith

By studies end we wish Ignatius to have an understanding and critical awareness of the nature and significance of religion and the influence of belief systems and religious traditions on individuals and within society.

Resources: Engaging with Islam and WADIUnderstanding the Scriptures,

Our Moral Life in Christ, The Bible, Catechism of the Catholic Church, Beginning Apologetics


Ancient History


  • describes the nature of continuity and change in the ancient world
  • proposes ideas about the varying causes and effects of events and developments
  • analyses the role of historical features, individuals and groups in shaping the past
  • accounts for the different perspectives of individuals and groups
  • examines the significance of historical features, people, places, events and developments of the ancient world
  • analyses and interprets different types of sources for evidence to support an historical account or argument
  • discusses and evaluates differing interpretations and representations of the past
  • plans and conducts historical investigations and presents reasoned conclusions, using relevant evidence from a range of sources
  • communicates historical understanding, using historical knowledge, concepts and terms, in appropriate and well-structured forms
  • discusses contemporary methods and issues involved in the investigation of ancient history

Ignatius has an appreciation for history and desires to further his knowledge. By studies end Ignatius will have further developed his knowledge and understanding of a range of features, people, places, events and developments of the ancient world in their historical context.  And he will have developed an understanding of continuity and change over time.

In his final year of secondary studies Ignatius will be concentrating on Australian and Modern History.

For his Senior Secondary years Ignatius will complete Case Studies in; Greece and Australia, and further study on Greece and China.

Ignatius’ Ancient History course will cover:

  • Investigating Ancient History
  • Features of Ancient Societies
  • Historical Investigation
  • Ancient Societies
  • Personalities in their Times
  • Historical Periods

Resources include: Silk Roads, History of Greece – Bury, supporting digital resources, supporting primary sources, our extensive library and town library.




  • demonstrates understanding of economic terms, concepts and relationships
  • explains the economic role of individuals, firms and government in an economy
  • describes, explains and evaluates the role and operation of markets
  • compares and contrasts aspects of different economies
  • analyses the relationship between individuals, firms, institutions and government in the Australian economy
  • explains the role of government in the Australian economy
  • identifies the nature and causes of economic problems and issues for individuals, firms and governments
  • applies appropriate terminology, concepts and theories in economic contexts
  • selects and organises information from a variety of sources for relevance and reliability
  • communicates economic information, ideas and issues in appropriate forms
  • applies mathematical concepts in economic contexts
  • works independently and in groups to achieve appropriate goals in set timelines

Ignatius has a great interest in Economics developed through his Commerce studies and he desires to continue furthering his knowledge.

By studies end Ignatius will have the knowledge and skills to enable him to:

  • comprehend the background and implications of contemporary economic issues
  • discuss appropriate policies to solve economic problems and issues
  • understand what a change in interest rates, share values or the value of the Australian dollar means to individuals and the economy
  • identify fluctuations in the global and Australian economies and their likely effects on business
  • understand reasons for changes in employment patterns
  • identify, using economic thinking, appropriate strategies to protect the natural environment.

Resources Include: Kahn Academy, MOOCS (Massive Open Online Course)  our home library and the town library, His Dad- a CPA & Financial Accountant




  • develops and evaluates questions and hypotheses for scientific investigation
  • designs and evaluates investigations in order to obtain primary and secondary data and information
  • conducts investigations to collect valid and reliable primary and secondary data and information
  • selects and processes appropriate qualitative and quantitative data and information using a range of appropriate media
  • analyses and evaluates primary and secondary data and information
  • solves scientific problems using primary and secondary data, critical thinking skills and scientific processes
  • communicates scientific understanding using suitable language and terminology for a specific audience or purpose
  • describes and analyses motion in terms of scalar and vector quantities in two dimensions and makes quantitative measurements and calculations for distance, displacement, speed, velocity and acceleration
  • describes and explains events in terms of Newton’s Laws of Motion, the law of conservation of momentum and the law of conservation of energy
  • explains and analyses waves and the transfer of energy by sound, light and thermodynamic principles
  • explains and quantitatively analyses electric fields, circuitry and magnetism
  • describes and analyses qualitatively and quantitatively circular motion and motion in a gravitational field, in particular, the projectile motion of particles
  • explains and analyses the electric and magnetic interactions due to charged particles and currents and evaluates their effect both qualitatively and quantitatively
  • describes and analyses evidence for the properties of light and evaluates the implications of this evidence for modern theories of physics in the contemporary world
  • explains and analyses the evidence supporting the relationship between astronomical events and the nucleosynthesis of atoms and relates these to the development of the current model of the atom

Ignatius has expressed his desire to undertake a deeper study of Physics in Senior Secondary.

Ignatius’ Physics course will cover:

  • Kinematics
  • Dynamics
  • Waves and Thermodynamics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Advanced Mechanics
  • Electromagnetism
  • The Nature of Light
  • From the Universe to the Atom

Resources include: Physics Insights O Level – Singapore Science, Kahn Academy, MOOCS, our extensive library and town library.