Middle School

The college recognises that a comprehensive range of subjects is essential in order to cater for a variety of students' abilities, interests and talents. The program at Year 9 and 10 is designed to enable students to complete a range of Core subjects offered from the 8 Learning Areas as well as a selection of Elective subjects that cater to their interests and skills. The Middle School curriculum also offers students the opportunity to study a VCE subject whilst in Year 10. The units available include Biology, English Literature and Outdoor Education, Business Management, Psychology, Health & Human Development, VET Hospitality.

Year 9

Core Subjects

  • English or English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Commerce
  • Digital Technologies
  • Geography
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Physical Education

Electives

In Year 9, students will study both core and elective subjects.  Core subjects are compulsory and are explained below.  Students will be offered a variety of elective subjects which are offered as either year long or semester length subjects.  All students are required to select at least ONE elective from The Arts Learning Area.  Students can select from a combination of semester and year-long electives.  Students can only select ONE year long elective.

  • Language (Arabic or French or Italian or Japanese)
  • Food Technology
  • Computer Science - Game Design
  • Computer Science - Web Development
  • Creations
  • Dance
  • Digital Photography
  • Drama
  • Fabric Art
  • Information Technology for Business
  • Materials - Fabrics
  • Mosaic Madness
  • Music
  • Outdoor Eduction
  • Printmaking (relief wood and/or lino)
  • Studio Arts - Sculpture
  • Visual Comunication and Design

Year 10

Core Subjects

  • English
  • EAL
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Careers Civics and the Law
  • History and Physical Education

Electives

Students study 3 electives for the whole year:

1 x 5 periods per week and 2 x 3 periods per week.  The electives are listed below:

Group A Elective subjects (5 periods x 1 elective)

All students must study one five period elective from the following list.  Some of these subjects aer VCE or VET subjects Units 1&2, whilst the others are not VCE subjects.

  • Computer Science
  • Product Design and Technology - Fabrics
  • Psychology
  • Running Your Own Business
  • Science in Action
  • Studio Arts
  • VCE Biology
  • VCE Business Management
  • VCE Food Studies
  • VCE Health and Human Development
  • VCE Music Performance
  • VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies
  • VCE Physical Education
  • VCE Psychology
  • VCE Hospitality
  • VCE Screen and Media

Group B Elective subjects (3 periods x 2 electives)

All students must study two three period electives from the following list:

  • Arabic
  • Catering for a Client
  • Creations
  • Drama
  • Fashion and Design
  • Food Technology
  • French
  • Health and Human Development
  • Italian
  • It's Your World
  • Japanese
  • Literature
  • Mathematical Methods Preparation
  • Media Arts
  • Musical Theatre
  • P.E. Plus
  • Visual Communication and Design