Curriculum

Year 7 to 9

Starting out building the foundations for success in the Senior years

Beginning secondary school can be both exciting and daunting for many children. To help children make the transition from primary school, each Year 7 student is assigned a Mentor teacher. This teacher can provide support, guidance and a friendly ear on any issues a student may be having.

In these junior years, the curriculum builds on a students knowledge, understanding and experience from primary school and starts to prepare them for the senior years of school.

Students undertake focused learning to develop subject-specific knowledge, skills and expertise in the areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, the Arts, Design and Technology and Physical Education.

An important aspect of these junior years is helping students to learn to work in teams, meet deadlines and develop good study habits for later years.

Subjects offered at year 7 to 9 are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Language
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Technology
  • Spanish
  • Mentoring/Respectful Relationships

Year 10 to 12

The emphasis in senior years is on working with students to help them to develop and practice the skills they will require for success in tertiary education and the workforce such as the ability to: make decisions, accept responsibility and manage their time. As well, students are actively involved in planning and reflecting on their progress and learning.

In the senior years, students work with teachers to create a subject pathway that ensures they leave as young adults with the right skills they need for the next step in their lives. Students select from a wide range of VCE, VCAL and VET programs that include:

Year 10 Core Curriculum:

  • English
  • Mathematics

Year 10 Specialisations:

VCE Subject Selection

  • English:
    • VCE English
    • VCE English As A Second Language
    • VCE Literature
  • Mathematics:
    • VCE Foundation Mathematics
    • VCE General Mathematics
    • VCE Further Mathematics
    • VCE Mathematical Methods
    • VCE Specialist Mathematics
  • Science:
    • VCE Biology
    • VCE Chemistry
    • VCE Physics
    • VCE Psychology
  • Health & Physical Education:
    • VCE Health & Human Development
    • VCE Physical Education
    • VCE Outdoor & Environmental Studies
  • Arts:
    • VCE Dance
    • VCE Drama
    • VCE Media
    • VCE Music Performance
    • VCE Studio Arts
    • VCE Visual Communication & Design
  • Technology:
    • VCE Food Studies
    • VCE Information Technology: Computing/Informatics
    • VCE Product Design & Technology – Textiles
    • VCE Product Design & Technology – Wood
  • Humanities:
    • VCE Accounting
    • VCE Australian & Global Politics
    • VCE Business Management
    • VCE Economics
    • VCE Geography
    • VCE History: Revolutions
    • VCE Legal Studies

VETSubject Selection

  • VCE VET Certificate II Furniture Making Pathways
  • VET Certificate II Business
  • VET Certificate III Community Services
  • VET Certificate II & III Information, Digital Media & Technology
  • VET Screen & Media
  • VET Certificate III Sport & Recreation

VCAL Subjects

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Personal Development Skills
  • Work-Related Skills

*Click on the subject to view a short video on it.

Course Selection

Between year 10 to 12, the number of courses that can be selected are:

Year 10 Year 11 Year 12
English English English
Mentoring Mentoring Mentoring
Mathematics Elective 1 Elective 1
Elective 1 Elective 2
Elective 2
Elective 2 Elective3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 4 Elective 4
Elective 4 Elective 5
Elective 5

Full course selection handbooks are also available for download:

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