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Big Picture Academy

Big Picture Academy – Year 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 (Non-ROSA or HSC pathway, International Big Picture Learning Credential)

The Big Picture design for learning is based on research that shows that students learn best when they are personally motivated. In the Big Picture Academy students are at the centre of decisions around what, how and when they learn and are nurtured to become engaged and independent learners.

The Big Picture Academy prepares students for opportunities beyond school with an emphasis on relevance and real-world learning. Our students combine academic work with real-world internships, use their head, heart and hands to explore their world and plan their own pathways to university, future employment, further study or enterprise.

Students graduate with the International Big Picture Learning Credential. The credential is a new, personalised form of assessment. It evaluates and recognises the capacities, experiences and qualities of secondary school graduates from diverse cultures and backgrounds more comprehensively than exam-based certification systems.

Unlike other forms of assessment, no attempt is made to rank or scale students against each other. Their achievements are judged on demonstrations and observations of performance throughout their schooling against six specially constructed assessment frames in the areas of: Knowing how to learn, Empirical reasoning, Quantitative reasoning, Social reasoning, Communication and Personal qualities