Curriculum: Years 7 to 10

Our curriculum, aligned with the Victorian Curriculum, takes students on a journey from transition into Year 7 to their futures beyond secondary education.

Year 7 and 8

Complemented by our Student Wellbeing program that acts as a catalyst for academic achievement and ultimately life satisfaction and success, students are introduced to a breadth of disciplines in Year 7 and encouraged to take responsibility for their learning at each stage.

In Years 7 and 8, all students undertake a variety of core subjects and are offered a broad range of sequential learning experiences. Year 7 students choose two of the following languages to study – French, Italian and Japanese. In Year 8, students choose one of these languages to continue studying.

YEAR 7 YEAR 8
CORE STUDIES CORE STUDIES
Religious Education Religious Education
English English
Humanities – History (One Semester) and Geography (One Semester) Humanities – History (One Semester) and Geography (One Semester)
Health Studies Languages (Italian, Japanese or French)
Digital Technologies Health Studies
Mathematics Mathematics
Physical Education Physical Education
Science Science
ELECTIVE SUBJECTS – Semester Based Digital Technologies
Art ELECTIVE SUBJECTS – Semester Based
Drama Art
Music Food Technology
Textiles Performing Arts
(Dance, Drama and Music)
NB: Choice of 2 of the 3 Performing Arts subjects.
Languages
(Italian, Japanese and French)
NB: Choice of 2 of the 3 Languages.
 

Year 9

In Year 9, there is an emphasis on achieving a balance between students learning subject content and developing the necessary attributes to become true lifelong learners.

To develop their personal learning skills students are encouraged to think about how they learn best, to set personal learning goals and to build a range of strategies for completing assignments and for evaluating their own work.

In Year 9, we ensure students both receive a broad education and begin to look towards their senior secondary program of study.

For detailed information regarding Year 9 subject offerings and more, view our Year 9 Curriculum Handbook.

BRIDGES Program

The BRIDGES program, undertaken in Year 9 aims to develop in students an understanding of our ever-changing world. The four term based units are designed to encourage students to consider the challenges in our society and how they might contribute to positive change in their community. Through authentic learning experiences students are supported to engage in deep learning and develop a personal commitment to justice in accordance with the vision and mission of the College. 


Year 10

Year 10 builds upon the independence and strengths developed throughout Year 9. Students continue to engage in a broad education and begin to plan their secondary program of study.

Options include choosing an accelerated VCE subject as an elective or a VCE/VET Certificate subject.

For detailed information regarding Year 10 subject offerings and more, view our Year 10 Curriculum Handbook.

 

YEAR 9 YEAR 10
CORE STUDIES CORE STUDIES
Religious Education Religious Education
English English
Humanities – History (One Semester) and Geography (One Semester) Health and Physical Education
Physical Education Mathematics
(Foundation Mathematics, General Preparation, Methods Preparation or Mathematics: Advanced)
Mathematics Science
(Speeding through Space, Evolving Life and Matter and Medical Science)
Science ELECTIVE SUBJECTS – Full Year
Health Education Compass Program*
BRIDGES Program Art
ELECTIVE SUBJECTS – Full Year Food Technology^
Compass Program* Languages – Italian, Japanese or French
Languages – Italian. Japanese or French Music^
ELECTIVE SUBJECTS – Semester Based Visual Communication Design
Art – Paint, Draw, Print (PDP) Textiles 
Art – Ceramics and Sculpture (CaS) ELECTIVE SUBJECTS – Semester Based
Big History Health Priority #1
Café Culture History – The Modern World and Australia
Creative Textiles  Human Movement
Dance – Principles of Choreography Geography Spatial Technologies 
Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver – Entrepreneurial Education Introduction to English Language
Drama – From Page to Stage Introduction to Global Politics 
Emerging Technologies  Introduction to Literature 
Environmental Science and Sustainability  Making and Breaking the Law
Fit for Life Media Arts
Food Technology  Mind Your Business
Forensic Science  Programming, Gaming and Web Design
Managing my Money ACCELERATED STUDIES PROGRAM†
Music: Recitals, Riffs and Recording  VCE Art: Creative Practice Units 1 & 2
Duke of Edinburgh  VCE Biology Units 1 & 2
Passion for Fashion VCE Applied Computing Units 1 & 2
The Shape of Things to Come VCE Dance Units 1 & 2
The Writer’s Workshop  VCE Drama Units 1 & 2
Visual Communication and Design  VCE Health and Human Development Units 1 & 2
Young People and the Law VCE History Units 1 & 2
Disclaimers VCE Legal Studies Units 1 & 2
By invitation only VCE Physical Education Units 1 & 2
High achieving students may apply to undertake one of the listed VCE / VCE-VET subjects in Year 10 VCE Psychology Units 1 & 2
^ Full Year or per Semester  VCE VET Certificate II in Business
  VCE VET Certificate II in Hospitality
  VCE VET Certificate III in Sport and Recreation