Pimlico provides an extensive and responsive range of curriculum offerings across the Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary phases of learning.
Junior Secondary at Pimlico focuses on the foundation skills of literacy and numeracy, whilst extending students' academic abilities. Class allocations are tailored to ensure that students receive the right balance of foundation skills and enrichment opportunities.
All students access a curriculum that is rich in technology. We believe that technology is a learning tool and, as such, we integrate it into the curriculum so that the students are using technology across all of their subjects to enhance their learning. We encourage students to become involved in our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program.
From their first year of high school, students study a common course of subjects corresponding to the eight key learning areas of the Australian Curriculum. A Year 9 level, students continue with five core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Health and Physical education. A range of subjects from within the other learning areas of The Arts, Languages and Technologies are available as elective subjects. Full details of all available subjects and the subject selection process are available in Pimlico's Year 9 Course Handbook.
Year 10 students continue their core and elective studies with a strong orientation towards preparing them for the transition to study beyond Year 10. In Year 11 and 12, our focus is on providing a variety of pathways that meet the diverse needs and aspirations of individual students We provide a comprehensive range of subjects and vocational courses for students that enable them to achieve their post-school ambitions.
Students intending to pursue tertiary studies at university are able to select from over 25 Authority Subjects, with extension subjects also offered in English and Music. Traditionally, the majority of students leaving Pimlico State High School attend university and our subject offerings are tailored for these students. We have a rich tradition of academic achievement with many graduates from Pimlico State High School going on to excel across many fields at university.
Students who aspire towards employment or careers in the trades are catered for through the provision of a range of Authority Registered subjects and Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses in the areas of Health, Business, Construction, Engineering, Hospitality and Information Technology as well as a range of other courses offered in partnership with TAFE. We have well-developed links with local industry to provide structured workplace learning and part-time school-based apprenticeships and traineeships to complement school subjects. Full details of course options are listed in Course Handbooks for each year level.