A World of Opportunity 

Curriculum Overview

Kormilda College is unique in the Northern Territory because a choice of courses is on offer in Senior Years.

We are proudly an International school, accredited with the Council of International School (CIS) and can offer both the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years (MYP) and Diploma (Senior School) Programmes to our students. In the near future we will also be accredited to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP) to our students. We offer these programmes because we believe that they provide a well-rounded holistic education for our students.

Within the Senior School, choice and opportunity comes from students being able to choose between two courses on offer in Years 11 and 12; the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme and the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET). The NTCET is an adaption of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

These senior level courses provide students with variety and choice and offer a pathway to University study. The IB Diploma is an internationally recognised pre-University course, and the NTCET also allows pathways into Higher Education at university,  VET and the workplace. 

Many universities offer subject credits in the first year of a university degree if a student has completed and gained their International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB-DP).

Year 11 and Year 12

Pathway Planning

Research shows that students who select a pathway that is of relevance to them are much more likely to engage positively with learning in Years 11 and 12. Decisions about pathways for students start with conversations about the student’s interests, passions, strengths and values.

Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET)

Vocational Industry Pathways Program (VIPP)

International Baccalaureate Programme (IB-DP)

Completed over two years

Completed over two years

Completed over two years

Final Year 12 results converted to a tertiary entrance rank – Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) except for some students who complete VET subjects in their final year or Community Studies

Completion of NTCET with VET qualifications usually at Certificate II or III level. Can include a school-based apprenticeship qualification

Final Diploma score out of 45 converted to an ATAR

Compulsory subject completed at Year 10 (Personal Learning Plan), compulsory literacy and numeracy subjects at Year 11 (Stage 1) and 4.5 or 5 at Year 12 (Stage 2).  The remaining subjects may be taken at a Stage 1 or Stage 2 level

Compulsory literacy and numeracy subjects, plus two other Stage 1 subjects completed in Year 11 and three Stage 2 subjects completed in Year 12 with VET qualifications completing remaining credits.

Six subjects for Years 11 and 12, plus Theory of Knowledge and the completion of an Extended Essay, as well as the Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) component


70% school assessed,  moderated externally

30% externally assessed, not always by examination


Same as NTCET

Competency based assessment for VET subjects


50-80% External Assessment

50-20% Internal Assessment (internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the IB at the end of the course)


Kormilda College is an Anglican and Uniting Church College.
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