Year 10 – Designing Individual Pathways
Year 10 students at Mount Clear College study subjects based on a core/elective system. The core subjects covered are English, Maths, Science and Humanities. There is a choice of three electives per semester from the following areas: Food, Art, Music, Law, PE, Geography, Textiles, Visual Communication, Metal and Wood.
Year 10 Careers Program
All Students in Year 10 complete a Careers Program run by the College Careers Advisor and are encouraged to take advantage of the Work Experience Program on offer.
Fast Tracking Opportunities
Students who have identified a pathway to their desired future by the end of Year 9, or have an obvious passion or strength in a particular subject, have the opportunity to ‘Fast Track’ for an early entry into either a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Vocational Education and Training (VET) pathway whilst in Year 10.
VET is a direct effort to address the needs of students who are more focused on their future in the workforce than going on to university studies. This helps to highlight to students the importance of the links between their studies at school and the workplace. In choosing a Year 10 program we work with families to ensure that planning is not only for Year 10 but for Years 11, 12 and beyond.
YEAR 11 & 12 – Setting Up for Success after Mount Clear College
Mount Clear College is committed to providing extensive programs for all students post their secondary education.
Course counselling for all students takes place in Term 3, involving Senior School teachers, our Careers Advisor, parents and students. Students can also obtain advice regarding pathway planning to a particular career at any time throughout their senior years of schooling. Students are encouraged to make full use of the Careers Centre to explore all options and discuss any issues that may arise.
When selecting subjects for Years 11 and 12, full consideration is given to the individual student’s intended pathway beyond secondary college; this may include University, TAFE, apprenticeships/traineeships or employment. We aim for all students who leave Mount Clear College to do so only after completing either one of the two senior certificate options:
- The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
- The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).
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 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.