Pathways to Success

Pathways to Success

At Prendiville Catholic College, there are 5 pathways of study to prepare students for post school destinations: ATAR, DESIGNed, FLEXed, GENERAL and LINKed.

Creating Opportunities

Prendiville Pathways are the many diverse options we have for students to enter the world beyond secondary school. Our College excels in our responsiveness to the diverse needs of our students, which are the pathways that cater for students of who thrive outside the “traditional” school format.

ATAR | Pathway To University

Destination: University

The ATAR pathway is for those students who are aiming for university. Students commencing Year 11 on the ATAR Pathway are those who are aiming to achieve both their WACE and an ATAR score. Achieving an ATAR score is the most direct path to university education. Students wishing to enter university directly need to study a minimum of four ATAR courses in Year 12 and gain a high enough ATAR to meet university entrance cut off scores. All ATAR courses have pre-requisites.

Pathway Requirements: ATAR pathway students must study at least four ATAR courses.

FLEXed | Pathway To Certified Accreditation

Destination: TAFE, Work, Alternative Uni Entry

The FLEXed Pathway is designed for those students who seek a senior secondary education in a flexible learning environment. It is designed for active and practical learners. Students study most courses with the same group of students. A unique aspect of the program is the challenge of managing a real life business enterprise onsite at the College in the form of an Artisan Gallery.

Pathway Requirements: Students study the following courses: Religion & Life (General) | Cert III Design Fundamentals | English (General) | Work Place Learning | Cert II Business | Materials Design & Technology – Wood (General).

LINKed | Alternative Pathway To Edith Cowan University

Destination: Edith Cowan University via Edith Cowan College

This pathway has been developed in partnership with Edith Cowan College as an alternative entry pathway into Edith Cowan University. It is for those students who aspire to go to university, but are unlikely to achieve an ATAR of 70 or more. They are students aspiring to university study but an ATAR Direct pathway is not suited to them or they may not have met the prerequisites to study ATAR courses in Year 11 and Year 12. LINKed students do not achieve an ATAR. The LINKed alternative pathway to university will prepare students for a successful transition to university life and study.

Pathway Requirements: LINKed pathway students must study two or three ATAR courses.

DESIGNed | Design Your Own Pathway

Destination: Curtin University of Technology

There are two DESIGNed pathways: The Technology and Design pathway will lead students to careers in Digital Technology such as Application and Software Development, Cybersecurity, Data Analysis, Animation and Game Design and Digital Experience and Interactive Design. The Art and Design pathway will lead students to careers in Fine Art, Film and Television, Graphic Design and Photography.

Pathway Requirements:  Students should refer to the DESIGNed downloads below for pathway requirements.

General | Graduation Pathway To Options Beyond School

Destination: TAFE, Work, Alternative Uni Entry

General courses are for students who are aiming to enter vocationally based training or the workforce straight from school. General courses may be used for alternative entry to some university courses.

Pathway Requirements: Students studying less than four ATAR courses are on a General pathway.