Junior School

Years 7 and 8

Middle School

Years 9 and 10

Senior School

Years 11 and 12

The Middle Sub School at North Geelong Secondary College understands the challenges of the students both academically and developmentally. With this in mind, the College takes great pride in being able to offer students a holistic and varied education. Annual Course Counselling begins in Year 8 and continues each year, enabling students to make informed choices and allowing the College to cater subjects to their desired career paths.

Along with students selecting their own electives in the middle school, in Year 9, students participate in a camp to the Melbourne City where they are involved in a series of immersion activities such as supporting homeless soup kitchens and an ‘amazing race’ around the CBD.

The Year 9 students participate in Morrisby Online Assessments and individual interviews in order to help guide their subject and career choices for the future.

The focus shifts in Year 10 to where we devote a week to careers, VCE/VCAL preparation and programs more tailored to road safety, jobs and VET/School Based Apprenticeships. A group of Year 10 students are attend Rubicon Leadership camp at the beginning of the year.

Year 9 students are required to study compulsory subjects and elective subjects. A COMPULSORY (CORE) subject is one that all students must study. ELECTIVE subjects are chosen by students and should be selected on the basis of the students’ skills, interests and possible career ambitions. This core and elective approach will lead into a broad range of options for studies in the later years. The CORE subjects in Year 9 are:

  • English: full year
  • Mathematics: full year
  • Health (classes are gender specific): one semester
  • Physical Education: full year
  • Science: full year
  • Humanities: full year

The ELECTIVE subjects in Year 9 can be selected from the following learning areas:

  • Arts and Technology – Students must select a minimum of one subject from this group (excluding SEAL students)
  • Languages other than English (LOTE) – Students studying LOTE must select this subject in both semesters.
  • Humanities
  • Science
  • Health and Physical Educations (HAPE) – Students studying Excellence in Sport must select this subject in both semesters.

Excellence in Sports and the SEAL Programs are select entry and based on application and/or assessment.

Mainstream
student’s timetable structure
SEAL
student’s timetable structure
English English
Maths Maths
Science Science
Humanities Humanities
Physical Education Physical Education
Health (elective) AVID
Elective 1 Health (elective)
Elective 2 Elective 1
Elective 3 Elective 2
Elective 4 Elective 3
Elective 5 Elective 4
Elective 5

Note: Health must be selected as one of the electives in either Semester one or Semester two

 

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ARTS ENGLISH HAPE HUMANITIES LOTE MATHS SCIENCE TECH OTHERS

English

Health

Humanities

Maths

Science

Advanced Maths

4 periods per week
each semester
3 periods per week
for one semester
4 periods per week
each semester
5 periods per week
each semester
4 periods per week
each semester

Camps

Reading

1 period per week
each semester

Physical
Education

3 periods per week
each semester

Select Entry
Accelerated Learning
Program
– SEAL

ELECTIVES ELECTIVES ELECTIVES ELECTIVES ELECTIVES ELECTIVES

Ceramics

Excellence
in Sport

Business
Studies

German

Food
Technology

STEM

Dance

Outdoor
Education

Civics and
Citizenship

Japanese

Information
Technology

Drama

First Nations
Community
Engagement

Materials:
Textiles

Media:
Film and
Photography

Myths, Legends
and History

Materials:
Wood

Music

Systems
Engineering

Studio Arts

Visual
Communication
and Design

The Year 10 program has been designed to provide students with opportunities to select subjects that meet their diverse individual learning needs. The COMPULSORY (CORE) subjects in Year 10 are:

  • English or EAL (English as an Additional Language) – full year
  • Mathematics – full year
  • Health and Physical Education (HAPE) – one semester
  • Science – one semester
  • Humanities (either History, History: Pop Culture or Geography) – one semester
  • Arts or Technology – one semester

The ELECTIVE subject choices in Year 10 can be selected from the following learning areas:

  • Arts
  • Technology
  • Languages other than English (LOTE) – Students studying LOTE must select this subject in both semesters.
  • Humanities
  • Science
  • HAPE – Excellence in Sports (EIS) is select entry and based on an application
    – Only one of the Body In Action: Physical Education or Body In Action: Sport can be selected

Year 10 students may also have access to a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) study if recommended.

A Year 10 Student’s Timetable Structure

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
English English
Maths Maths
Science Elective History, History: Pop Culture or Geography
Health and Physical Education Elective Arts or Technology Elective
Elective 1 Elective 3
Elective 2 Elective 4

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Contact us

    Contact us

    130 Separation Street,
    North Geelong,
    VIC  3215
    Australia

    03 5240 5800
    03 5272 1756
    north.geelong.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au

    Absence contact

    03 5240 5899