Curtin AHEAD supports tertiary aspirations

Each year Curtin University partners with Warwick Senior High School to deliver the Curtin AHEAD program to our Year 11 and 12 ATAR students, as well as students selected from the Year 7 to 10 Academic Extension Program.

The program offers each participant the opportunity to consider and plan for a university pathway, with different activities running for each year group. Students in Year 7, 8, 10 and 11 undertake a whole-day excursion to Curtin University, with Year 9 and 12 students participating in a workshop onsite at Warwick.

While all Year 11 and 12 ATAR students participate in the program, Curtin limits Year 8 to 10 involvement to 32 students, and to just 30 Year 7 students.

Senior school students have already commenced the program, with Year 12 ATAR students attending a session on the ATAR process, while Year 11 students went on an excursion to Curtin University where they learned more about ATAR pathway requirements, attended several tutorials in areas of preferred interest, and explored university courses of interest.

Remaining Curtin AHEAD workshops to run in 2020 will be as follows:

Term 2 : Year 10 HASS AEP

Term 3: Year 12 Alternative Pathways and TISC Workshops, Year 9 Science AEP

Term 4: Year 8 English AEP, Year 7 by invitation from across all AEP classes

Students who attend Curtin AHEAD in both Year 10 and 11 will have their participation recorded on their WASSA and/ if eligible, their WACE. ATAR students who then apply to study at Curtin University are eligible to apply for the $3000 Curtin SHAPE Award.

Jack Eaton, Darcy Dhu and Ceejay Jaworski

Riley Biggs and Anysha Van Dyk