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Senior College

Senior students at St Francis Xavier College are provided with a learning environment that is safe, supportive and welcoming to assist with the challenges of senior studies.

Years 11 and 12 are the culmination of 13 years of school and the completion of a comprehensive and individually designed senior package of study will have a significant impact on student choice for life beyond school.

At SFX, we cater for the many pathways students may choose in tertiary or vocational studies and have a wide suite of courses and packages available to meet the individual needs of students. There are also many formal leadership and community outreach opportunities available at the College—an important component of senior students building their resumes for future pathways.

Students are encouraged to think carefully about the pathway that they would like to follow over Years 11 and 12. They receive course selection counseling prior to Year 11 and are able to make changes to their choices over the Senior years. Parents are involved in the initial course counseling and in any change requests. All students are valued and encouraged to keep their options open.

Students are offered a wide variety of opportunities, in and out of the classroom. The needs of Senior students at SFX are supported through:

  • supervised study for Year 11 students
  • additional staff in the Resource Centre
  • state of the art facilities including classrooms with data projectors linked to the Internet and IT rich break-out areas
  • one lesson per week ACT Scaling Test preparation for Year 12 students who intend sitting the AST
  • increased leadership opportunities
  • a senior common room

The highest standards of behaviour and example are expected from Senior students. Speech, dress and manners should reflect the College’s rules and values.

Conscientious application to their studies is expected from all students with parents advised of unsatisfactory attendance, progress or conduct.

Information for seniors

Senior handbook Everything you need to know about being a Senior at SFX

Senior courses All the courses offered for seniors in 2024

ACT college system How the ACT College education system works

Career advice Our Careers website will help make decisions about your future

Career quiz Find your work style and explore careers you might enjoy

VET handbook Information about Vocational Education and Training courses

ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies

Senior curriculum


Design and Technology

Engineering Studies (T/A)

Design and Technologies (T/A)

Design and Textiles (T/A)

Timber Products (A)

Metal Products (A)

Food Studies (A/M)

Hospitality Studies (A/T/M/V)

Construction Pathways (A/M/V)

Digital Technology

Digital Technologies (T/A)

Robotics and Mechatronics (T/A)

Business Services (A/M/V)


English (T)

Literature (T)

Essential English (A)

Health and Physical Education

Physical Education Studies (A)

Exercise Science (T/A)

Outdoor and Environment (A)

Sports Development (T/A)

Humanities & Social Sciences

Accounting (T/A)

Business (T/A)

Geography (T/A)

Global Studies (T/A)

Legal Studies (T/A)

Modern History (T/A)

Sociology (T/A)


Continuing Japanese (T)


Specialist Mathematics (T)

Specialist Methods (T)

Mathematics Methods (T)

Mathematical Applications (T)

Essential Mathematics (A)

Performing Arts

Dance (T/A)

Drama (T/A)

Music (T/A)

Live Production and Services (A/M/V)


Religious Studies (T/A/M)


Biology (T/A)

Chemistry (T)

Food Science and Nutrition (T)

Human Biology (T)

Psychology (T/A)

Physics (T)

Earth and Environmental Science (T/A)

Visual Arts

Photography (T/A)

Media (T/A)

Visual Art (T/A)


The College reception is open from 8.15am to 4.15pm, Monday to Friday during the school term.

02 6258 1055

Barnard Circuit
Florey ACT 2615
PO Box 3248 BC
Belconnen ACT 2617

The student office is open from 8.15am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday during the school term.



Contact the Enrolment Officer for any questions regarding enrolment at St Francis Xavier College.


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