PLC students in Years 10 – 12 who have demonstrated high academic ability are eligible for the Curtin University Rising Scholars Programme (RSP) and UWA Starter Programme.
University extension allows students to experience university coursework before the demands of an IB Diploma or ATAR load in Years 11 or 12, or by providing younger students with a taste of different disciplines before entering upper school.
Curtin University Rising Scholars Programme (RSP)
The Curtin University Rising Scholars Programme (RSP) will be launched in 2023 to replace the existing Innovative Schools Scholars’ Programme (ISSP). The programme offers high achieving students first-hand experience of learning at Curtin University while still in school, allowing students to earn university credits. Students engage with staff and students on-campus, in blended learning, or online units.
The UWA Starter programme will provide a unique opportunity for PLC students to get started on their university experience with UWA by completing micro-credentials (micro-creds). A micro-cred is an abridged version of a course with modified assessments. Upon completion, students are awarded two credit points towards a degree rather than the full six-point accreditation full participation would ordinarily entail. The advantage of a micro-cred is that students have access to unit content and resources without the burden of a full assessment schedule.