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Year 7 and 8

The transition into secondary education can be a daunting experience and as such Good Shepherd has established a supportive approach. Students in Year 7 and 8 continue to have core teachers as well as specialist teachers and have a wide variety of electives to experience. A dedicated team of experienced teaching professionals ensure that students are nurtured through this experience. Students are encouraged to engage in a curriculum that has been developed to help students progress from the Junior Campus to the specialised demands of the senior curriculum.

Year 7 and 8 begin to experience a wider choice of subjects including Food Technology, Environmental Science, Art, Music, IT and Ceramic Design.

Year 9 and 10

The Year 9 and 10 curriculum has been designed to be a consolidation of what has been studied through the junior years and middle years, plus an introduction to the more specialised approaches in Year 11 and 12.

Year 9 and 10, students study subjects from the following list:

  • English
  • Maths
  • PE
  • Science
  • Unit 1 and 2 VCE Religion and Society
  • Humanities

Year 9/10 students are able to choose three electives from the following list:

  • Textiles
  • Music
  • Woodwork
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Outdoor and Environmental Education Unit 1/2 (year 10 only)
  • Foundation VCAL (year 10 only)

Please refer to the 2023 Year 9 and 10 Subject Selection Guide for further details.

2023 Year 9/10 Subject Selction Handbook
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Year 11 and 12

In Year 11 and 12, students can study a selection of subjects in a mixture of face to face and online options as a part of our blended learning preparation program for tertiary studies. Please refer to the 2023 Year 11 and 12 Subject Selection Guide for information on subject choices.

2023 Year 11/12 VCE VCAL Handbook
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Face to Face subjects may include:

  • English (Compulsory in year 11 and 12)
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Math Methods
  • General Maths (11)
  • Further Maths (12)
  • Business Management
  • Health and Human Development
  • Studio Art
  • Food Technology
  • VCAL – Intermediate (11) and Senior (12)

Online Subjects

  • Business Studies
  • Literature
  • Classical Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Economics
  • Legal Studies
  • IT
  • Psychology
  • History
  • Media

In addition, students can also select from a number of vocational educational and training (VET) training in the areas of Automotive, Engineering, Equine Studies and IT. Students can also access School Based Part-time Apprenticeships in the twelve designated areas.

Students also participate in Christian Studies and facilitated study lessons.