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

More information on our Academic Excellence Program is available here or please phone (08) 9473 4000.