The curriculum structure of Years 7, 8 and 9 has a core program that is designed to provide students with a broad range of subjects. Students undertake a course of study that involves English, Humanities, Mathematics, Science, Health & Physical Education, Languages (Japanese or Chinese), Visual Arts, Music, Drama and Technology (Food, Wood, Textiles and Metal). The aim of the Program is to provide students with a taste of what Mount Clear College has to offer so that they are equipped to make informed pathway choices.
Our College’s senior school curriculum allows students to design an individual program through a comprehensive range of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) & Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) studies, providing real pathways to post secondary opportunities as outlined in our Senior Handbook.
We provide access to Certificate I, II or III credentials through a number of Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses offered in partnership with schools within our VET Cluster.
Many of our students also undertake a School Based Apprenticeship. Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses and School Based Apprenticeships count as units towards both the VCE and the VCAL certificates.
Year 12 students are provided with a great deal of support in making choices for post- secondary options, particularly with tertiary applications (University and TAFE) through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) system.
Beyond Classroom Activities
To help ensure they enjoy their school experience International Students are encouraged to participate in camps, excursions, sport, drama and other activities. Special events are organised, with their teachers, for the International Students including lunches and dinners to celebrate significant dates in the calendar. Holiday activities are organised.
Onsite English Language Program
We have our own on-campus ELC which allows students to study English intensively within the school and eases their transition into mainstream classes. In addition, having our own onsite English Language Program allows us to better cater for their welfare and academic needs and ensures a smoother transition into mainstream classes. A team of staff support the development of each student, preparing them to go into mainstream classes. Students also study with local students in a range of studies such as: Mathematics, Science, Art, Physical Education and Music. This means that they also mix with local student’s in their elective classes. Our students also have the opportunity to study VCE Chinese. Students take the language study a year ahead, so Year 11 International students will enrol in Year 12 Chinese. This provides an opportunity for them to complete six Year 12 studies, instead of the usual five for their university entrance score.