Centre for Excellence (C4E) – Achieving, Inspired and Motivated (AIM)

Our C4E AIM program provides high academic ability students from Years 7 to 12, aspiring towards careers in multiple industries, with an engaging, enriched, inquiry based and accelerated learning environment. Students are challenged and extended to Achieve with likeminded peers who are Inspired and Motivated learners for success now and in the future. Our students develop higher-order thinking skills and deeper study into areas of choice, building their knowledge to AIM for the highest Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Learning and Enrichment

Specialist and expert teachers deliver a wide range of opportunities to extend and challenge learning beyond the classroom. This includes:
access to workshops through C4E AIM partnership with Charles Darwin University, the community, business and industry
opportunities to compete in local, national and international Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, English and Humanities competitions

Charles Darwin University and a range of other industry partners provide secondary students with differentiated curriculum to enrich and extend the provision of educational opportunities for high achieving secondary students. Students who succeed in C4E AIM are independent learners who welcome the challenge of taking on additional work and develop their higher-order thinking and allow for deeper study into areas of choice for successful life choices and careers.

Who is C4E AIM for?

Our C4E AIM program is for students who have strong academic performance across learning areas and are aspiring towards careers in multiple industries. The program is open to all students who have a desire for learning and demonstrated ability to be Achieving, Inspired and Motivated learners.

  • C4E AIM 4 Excellence – Year 7 to Year 9
    Years 7 to 9 C4E AIM 4 Excellence builds on from enriched curriculum pathways in primary school. Students develop higher-order thinking skills and deeper study into areas of choice.
  • C4E AIM 4 90+ – Year 10 to Year 12
    Year 10 to 12 C4E AIM 4 90+ focuses on inspiring, motiving and challenging students to aim for the highest Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Achieving a 90+ ATAR gives students the best opportunity to be accepted into their university of choice and prepare them for a successful future. Acceleration includes:

    • Year 10 students Semester 1 – Stage 1 Personal Learning Plan and Semester 2 Stage 1 subjects tailored to the students pathway.
    • Year 11 students have a choice of Stage 2 subjects (yearlong subject), tailored to the students pathway, as well as Research Project B (giving student advanced standing at CDU). Commencing Stage 2 course in Year 11 can lighten the study load in Year 12 giving students more time to study and achieve the highest ATAR.
    • Year 12 students have a choice of Stage 2 subjects tailored to their pathway.

How do I apply?

C4E AIM is a select entry program. Students can apply for a limited number of places at each year level. Selection into the program is based on test results, past academic performances (evidence through school reports) and panel assessment of application and an interview. Students are required to complete general knowledge aptitude test to ascertain their Stainine score.

To apply Complete the online application form and our Centre For excellence AIM Coordinator will be in touch.