Acceleration in Stage 5 courses
Last Updated: 30 July 2012
Decisions about the acceleration of students will be made by principals.
Students may accelerate in all courses (grade advancement), in one course or in a number of courses.
Acceleration must be based on the principle of compression of work, not omission of work. Students who accelerate in one or more courses must achieve the required outcomes of the courses, but in a shorter time frame (ie one or more years in advance of their cohort).
In Years 7–12, acceleration must occur in the highest level course within the key learning area or subject.
An accelerating student may be permitted to repeat a course in which they have been accelerated, although this would not be the expectation.