Academic Excellence Program

John Forrest Secondary College consistently achieves outstanding academic results and has been acknowledged as a high performing school by the School Curriculum Standards Authority.

Our Academic Excellence Program is a school-based academic extension program.

It aims to challenge students with complex material and encourages high levels of thinking through a stimulating learning environment. Students are engaged in critical thinking and investigations to enable them to reach their full academic potential.

Our rigorous curriculum:

  • Focuses on the development of analytical, creative and evaluative thinking skills to prepare students for future success and leadership.
  • Incorporates the use of technology, debating, public speaking and role playing to present understanding of key ideas and concepts.
  • Allows opportunities to become self-reflective - personally, socially and academically.

Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of local, national and international extension activities that may include:

  • Brainways Academic Quest
  • Masterclasses
  • Frances Burt Law Society Competition
  • Debating organised by WADL
  • MAWA Have Sum Fun
  • MAWA Maths Talent Quest
  • Australian Mathematics Competition
  • Australian Geography Competition
  • Australian History Competition
  • Writing for Young People (Subiaco Library)
  • Tim Winton Competition

Scholarships are available to students who demonstrate outstanding academic ability and citizenship qualities.

For more information on our Academic Excellence Program or to request an application form please phone (08) 9473 4000.