Year 7 to 9 Curriculum Outline
Subjects in the Middle School are arranged into Core and Specialist subjects.
Core subjects offered are mandatory for all students in Year 7 to 9 to complete the following:
• English, EAL or Accelerated English
• Mathematics or Accelerated Mathematics
• Science or Accelerated Science
• Health and Physical Education
At Year 7, 8 and 9 students are assigned to specialist subjects which are run for one semester only. Specialist subjects are designed for students to have the opportunity to be exposed to a broad range of Art and Technology subjects and encourage the exploration of new skills, talents and interests in preparation for subject selection in the Senior School.
All Year 8 students continue with their language learned in Year 7 for the full school year.
At Year 9 students may elect to continue with LOTE however, this will run throughout the year.
All Year 9 students also choose an Enrichment Elective each semester which is linked with Year 9 Core subjects.
|Accelerated English||Accelerated Mathematics||Accelerated Science|
|Mathematics||Business and Economics||Civics and Citizenship|
|Student Leadership||Forensic Science||Science|
|Classical Greek||Modern Greek||Japanese|
|Art||Art Technologies||Digital Media|
|Studio and Applied Art||Drama||Theatre|
|Music Performance||Health & Physical Education||High-Performance Sport|
|Food Technology||Electro-Technologies||Robotics & Coding|
Transitioning to Year 7
The wellbeing and transition of Grade 6 students into Year 7 is paramount to both the Staff and Student Leadership Team at South Oakleigh College. Read more about our Transition Program for Year 6 students heading into Year 7:
Year 10 to 12 Curriculum Outline
South Oakleigh College provides all students with My Careers Portfolio counselling so as to inform their Senior School subject and career choices. At the conclusion of senior schooling they are assisted with VTAC applications and the pursuit of their pathway, be it University, TAFE, employment or other.
We have high expectations of all our students, encouraging them to perform at their academic best whether they are going to University or accessing other pathways. South Oakleigh College offers a truly innovative VCE Program across the three levels. Years 10 & 11 students study VCE Units 1 & 2 subjects and Years 11 & 12 students study VCE 3 & 4 subjects.
Apart from Study Scores and ATARs, this system offers genuine acceleration and enrichment opportunities for all, as well as an opportunity for students to complete the VCE over three years.
Click here for the Senior School Guidelines & Coursebook 2023
VCE Subjects Offered
|Chemistry||Product Design & Technology||English|
|English – Additional Language||Food Studies||Modern Greek|
|History||Information Technology||Software Development|
|Literature||Mathematics: Further Maths||Mathematics: Maths Methods|
|Mathematics: Specialist Maths||Media Technology||Physical Education|
|Studio Art||Systems Engineering||Theatre Studies|
|Classical Greek||Visual Communication & Design||Legal Studies|
|Business Management||Japanese||Health and Human Development|
External VCE Studies
Students may enrol in additional Units not offered by South Oakleigh College through other VCE providers e.g.
Students are allocated a school support staff member and their study sessions are included in their timetable.
Year 11 & 12 Course Confirmation 2023
Listed below we have provided all the documentation required by parents and students to read and complete by the appropriate dates for Course Confirmation 2023:
|Documents:||Forms to Complete / Due Date:|
Monday 14th November 2022
|Sport & Excursion Permission Form||Monday 14th November 2022|
|Student Image Consent Form||Monday 14th November 2022|
|CSEF Forms (if applicable)||Monday 14th November 2022|
|Year 10-12 Booklist||Friday 16th December 2022|
Parent Payment Arrangements:
|Levies will be available for payment via Compass or by phone to the College from Monday 5th December 2022.|
Any questions or concerns related to Course Confirmation should be directed to the Course Confirmation email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.