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Accelerated Learning Pathways

An important strategy to support some high ability students is the opportunity to accelerate their learning in their area of strength and passion.

Subject Acceleration

For students who have demonstrated exceptionally high ability in a particular area of the curriculum, and have demonstrated capacity well above expected year level standards, there is the opportunity for them to accelerate their learning in this area through a formalised subject acceleration.

Accelerated Tertiary Learning

Students of very high ability have the opportunity to engage with tertiary level learning either through an individual flexible learning arrangement.

The Springfield Anglican College provides high functioning Year 10 students with the opportunity to undertake their first formal university subject, through an accelerated Head Start program delivered by USQ. These opportunities are not normally available until Year 11 and 12, however, for a small group, this arrangement enables them to accelerate their learning based on academic readiness, not age. These students can continue to engage with formal tertiary studies into Year 11 and 12 as they complete their QCE.

For further information on Accelerated Learning Pathways, please contact the Director of Teaching and Learning on

Co-Curricular Enrichment

The Springfield Anglican College encourages students of high ability to participate in co -curricular activities which extend and enrich them.

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Academic Extension

Meeting the needs of all students is a priority of The Springfield Anglican College, and the school is committed to developing high-quality learning opportunities for students of high ability, in order for them to realise their potential.

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