An individual learning plan will be developed for each student in Aurora College. The following scenarios provide examples of possible learning pathways.
Maryam is a Year 6 student with a strong interest in science. Maryam was successful in gaining a place in Aurora College’s selective stream in English, Mathematics and Science and will commence classes in 2015. She will study the remainder of her subjects in her local school.
Maryam will connect with her Aurora College teachers and classmates in regularly timetabled lessons in a virtual learning environment. She will also have the support of a teacher in her local school to help her with her studies in the Aurora College.
During residential schools, Maryam will have the opportunity to meet and work with her ‘virtual’ classmates and other academically able students with similar interests. She will also have the opportunity to attend master classes and to link with a mentor who shares her love of science.
Ben is in Year 10 and will apply for the first time to study a stage 6 course at Aurora College.
Ben has an interest in economics and languages and hopes to pursue a career in international finance when he completes his Higher School Certificate. His local school is unable to offer the pattern of study that would allow him to follow his dream.
Ben successfully applies for a place in the 2015 Year 11 Economics class at Aurora College. He enrols in his chosen language course at a distance education centre and will study his remaining subjects at his local school.
Ben will connect with his Economics teacher and classmates in regularly timetabled lessons in a virtual learning environment. He will also have the support of a teacher in his local school to help him with his studies at Aurora College.
At the residential schools, Ben will have the opportunity to meet and work with his teacher and classmates. Throughout the course, Ben will also attend master classes presented by university and/or industry experts in his career area of interest.
Annalies is a Year 8 student currently enrolled in the Western NSW xsel program. Annalies will automatically transition into the 2015 Year 9 selective class for English, Mathematics and Science at Aurora College. She will continue to study the balance of her subjects in her local school, where she will also be provided with support for her virtual secondary school studies.
Annalies will connect with her Aurora College teachers and classmates in regularly timetabled lessons in a virtual learning environment and through the residential school program.
During Year 10, Annalies will be able to choose a blend of Year 11 courses from her local school, distance education centre and Aurora College.