The Friends' School


A highly qualified, skilled team of teaching and support staff is responsible for delivering the Tasmanian Certificate of Education, the International Baccalaureate Diploma and the Vocational Education and Training programs available at Clemes.

Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE)

This provides a program taken over two years to qualify students for university entrance either in Australia or world wide. An extensive range of pre-tertiary subjects – those counted for university entrance – is offered for the TCE within the eight learning areas of Arts, English, Health, Humanities, Languages, Mathematics, Science, and Technology.

A wide range of TCE subjects is offered and it is possible to specialise in fields of particular interest, with more advanced subjects usually taken in Year 12, whilst maintaining a breadth of program across learning areas. Typically four or five subjects are taken in each of Years 11 and 12.

Each course is chosen to meet the needs of individual students and there are no compulsory subjects. Students are encouraged to develop a program that includes subjects across the learning areas, taking into account the need to prepare for university study and any pre-requisites for courses there.


All students are strongly encouraged to take part in activities outside the academic curriculum, focusing on the three areas of Creativity, Action and Service (CAS). These are part of the requirements for the IB Diploma, and can also lead to completion of the Clemes Certificate recognising a student’s commitment to life outside the classroom.


Learning Statement

The Friends’ School is a community of learners which values all learners equally and provides equal opportunities for all. We value a diversity in learning styles and promote adaptability and flexibility in all our learners. We provide challenging experiences that are varied, stimulating, relevant, purposeful and meaningful within a supportive environment which provides safety, respect, choice, a sense of belonging and connection to the wider community. Our goal is to develop autonomous, reflective learners to their full potential with learning that is informed by Quaker values.

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