Curriculum

The College undertook a review of our timetable structure during the first half of 2018. From the review it was agreed that we would move from three 92 minute ‘blocks’ per day to four 70 minute ‘blocks’ of learning each day and a daily 15-minute wellbeing session.

The College delivers the Victorian Curriculum F-10; a Foundation to Year 10 curriculum that provides a single, coherent and comprehensive set of prescribed content and common achievement standards, which schools use to plan student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents. Further information on the Victorian Curriculum can be found here.

Students in Years 8, 9 and 10 have elective choices. The electives that we offer can be found here: Course Selections

Structure of the Year 7 Curriculum

In Year 7 the students undertake the following program made up of compulsory subjects.

Students must undertake:

  • 7 periods of English each fortnight
  • 7 periods of Maths each fortnight
  • 5 periods of Health/ADP each fortnight
  • 5 periods of Science each fortnight
  • 4 periods of Humanities each fortnight
  • 4 periods of Arts based subjects each fortnight
  • 4 periods of their chosen Language each fortnight
  • 4 periods of Technology Students each fortnight

Structure of the Year 8 Curriculum

In Year 8 the students undertake the following program made up of compulsory and elective subject options.

Students must undertake:

  • 2 semesters of English, with 7 periods allocated within the 2 week timetable cycle;
  • 2 semesters of Mathematics with 7 periods allocated within the 2 week timetable cycle;
  • 2 semesters of Health and PE subject choices with 5 periods allocated within the 2 week timetable cycle;
  • 2 semesters of Science with 5 periods allocated within the 2 week timetable cycle;
  • 2 semesters of Humanities with 4 periods allocated within the 2 week timetable cycle;
  • 2 semesters of Self-directed learning with 4 periods allocated within the 2 week timetable cycle;

Students may then undertake 4 additional x 1 semester subject choices subject selections of their own choice drawn from the Arts, Technology and Languages learning areas.

Structure of the Year 9 Curriculum

In Year 9 the students undertake the following program made up of compulsory and elective subject options.

Students must undertake:

  • 2 semesters of English, with 7 periods allocated within the 2 week timetable cycle;
  • 2 semesters of Mathematics with 7 periods allocated within the 2 week timetable cycle;
  • 2 semesters of Health and PE subject choices with 5 periods allocated within the 2 week timetable cycle;
  • 2 semesters of Science with 5 periods allocated within the 2 week timetable cycle;
  • 2 semesters of Humanities with 4 periods allocated within the 2 week timetable cycle;
  • 2 semesters of Self-directed learning with 4 periods allocated within the 2 week timetable cycle;

Students may then undertake 4 additional single semester subject choices subject selections of their own choice drawn from the Arts, Technology and Languages learning areas.

Structure of the Year 10 Curriculum

In Year 10 the students undertake 7 subjects per semester. 6 subjects are allocated 6 x 70 minute periods each fortnight, whilst Self-Directed Learning is allocated 4 x 70 minute periods per fortnight.

Students must undertake:

  • 2 semesters of English delivered across the entire year
  • 2 semesters of Mathematics delivered across the entire year
  • 2 semesters of Health and PE based subjects
  • A minimum of 1 semester of a Science subject
  • A minimum of 1 semester of a Humanities subject
  • 2 semesters of Self-Directed learning (4 periods per 2 week timetable cycle)

Students may then undertake 4 additional subject selections of their own choice.