Curriculum 7-10

Year 7 and 8

Kilbreda Mentone Wellbeing

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

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

Kilbreda Mentone Wellbeing

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.

Year 9 Course Handbook

 

Heritage

Kildare Centre
In Year 9, our students move to the Kildare Centre, a tailor made learning centre that is solely utilised by our Year 9 students. It is a bright and contemporary facility that allows for individual classroom learning as well as the functionality to transform into a modem open-planned space with customisable furniture for collaborative learning and group discussions. Our Year 9 students look forward to occupying this space each year.

Year 10

Heritage

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 10 Course 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
(Methods Preparation, General Preparation or Mathematics: Advanced)
Mathematics Science
Science ELECTIVE SUBJECTS - Full Year
Health Education Compass Program*
BRIDGES Program Art
ELECTIVE SUBJECTS - Full Year Food Studies^
Compass Program* Languages - Italian or Japanese
Languages - Italian or Japanese Music^
ELECTIVE SUBJECTS - Semester Based Visual Communication Design
Textiles^ ELECTIVE SUBJECTS - Semester Based
Art - Paint, Draw, Print (PDP) Health Priority #1
Art - Ceramics and Sculpture (CaS) History
Big History Human Movement
Café Culture Humanities: Introduction to Global Politics
Dance - Principles of Choreography Introduction to English Language
Drama Literature
Emerging Technologies Making and Breaking the Law
Environmental Science Medical Science and Psychology
Forensic Science Media
Fit for Life Mind Your Business
Food Technology Programming, Gaming and Web Design
Managing my Money Geographies of Human Wellbeing
Music Performance ACCELERATED STUDIES PROGRAM†
Outdoor Education VCE Art Units 1 & 2
The Shape of Things to Come VCE Biology Units 1 & 2
The Writer's Workshop VCE Applied Computing Units 1 & 2
Creative Textiles VCE Dance Units 1 & 2
Visual Communication Design VCE Drama Units 1 & 2
Young People and the Law VCE Health and Human Development Units 1 & 2
Passion for Fashion VCE History Units 1 & 2
  VCE Legal Studies Units 1 & 2
Disclaimers VCE Psychology Units 1 & 2
* By invitation only VCE VET Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology
^ It is preferred that the elective be taken over a full year, however a single semester is acceptable VCE VET Certificate II in Business
High achieving students may apply to undertake one of the listed VCE / VCE-VET subjects in Year 10 VCE VET Certificate II in Hospitality
  VCE VET Certificate III in Sport and Recreation