Senior School

We recognise that girls in the Senior School (Years 10–12) are growing in maturity and independence. Preparation for life beyond secondary school is a key focus for this stage of our students’ lives.

Our approach includes a wellbeing pathway that encourages resilience and personal development and an academic pathway that promotes excellence in scholarship.

Seymour’s ground-breaking Senior School program, Independence allows students to access a flexible pathway of Senior Foundation (Year 10), Stage 1 (Year 11) and Stage 2 (Year 12) SACE subjects and IB Diploma Programme subjects across their three year journey.

Year 10 students study Mathematics, English, Science and History. They then map out a personalised program of electives, to match their capabilities and future aspirations. These include:

  • Art
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Business, Economics and the Law
  • Drama
  • Film and Media
  • Food and Hospitality
  • Marketing and Design
  • Mathematics 10A
  • Music
  • Psychology

They can also commence up to two of their Stage 1 subjects in Year 10, including Ancient Studies, Biology, Business Innovation, Dance, Modern History, Nutrition, Philosophy and Psychology.

Senior School offerings at Seymour are as follows:

Senior Foundation
(Year 10)
Stage 1 and IBDP Year 1
Stage 2 and IBDP Year 2

While the College celebrates a long, rich history and tradition, we are also forward thinking. All staff are experts on current learning research and this informs all our interactions with the young women in our care. Our students are focused on 21st century skills and competencies.

Each student’s learning journey is individual and our programs are flexible to meet these needs. We welcome parents to join us for a discussion on how we can engage, challenge and build confidence in their daughter. A tour of the College is a great place to start.

You can download your copy of the Senior School brochure and the Senior School Curriculum outline here.

Our results

The Senior School has a proud record of achievement, with the majority of students receiving outstanding academic results and continuing to tertiary study.

In 2017, the median ATAR achieved was 92.5
  • 10 students (13%) were in the top 1% nationally, with an ATAR of 99+ 

  • 17 students (22%) were in the top 2% nationally, with an ATAR of 98+

  • 29 students (37%) were in the top 5% nationally, with an ATAR of 95+

  • 42 students (54%) were in the top 10% nationally, with an ATAR of 90+