Middle School

Year 7 to 9 Curriculum Outline

Subjects in the Middle School are arranged into Core and Specialist subjects.

Core 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
• Humanities
• Health and Physical Education

Specialist Subjects
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.

Note: Some specialist subjects have associated material costs. Enrolment in these subjects cannot be confirmed without payment.

Middle School Guidelines & Course Information booklet 2020-2021

Subject List
Accelerated EnglishAccelerated MathematicsAccelerated Science
EnglishEALLiteracy
MathematicsBusiness and EconomicsCivics and Citizenship
HistoryGeographySocial Justice
Student LeadershipForensic ScienceScience
Classical GreekModern GreekJapanese
ArtArt TechnologiesDigital Media
Studio and Applied ArtDramaTheatre
Music PerformanceHealth & Physical EducationHigh-Performance Sport
Food TechnologyElectro-TechnologiesRobotics & 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:

Transitioning to Year 7 

Senior School

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 and Course Information 2022

VCE Subjects Offered

AccountingBiologyBusiness Management
ChemistryProduct Design & TechnologyEnglish
English – Additional LanguageFood StudiesModern Greek
HistoryInformation TechnologySoftware Development
LiteratureMathematics: Further MathsMathematics: Maths Methods
Mathematics: Specialist MathsMedia TechnologyPhysical Education
PhysicsPoliticsPsychology
Studio ArtSystems EngineeringTheatre Studies
Classical GreekVisual Communication & Design Legal Studies
Business ManagementJapaneseHealth 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.