Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview

 

Newcomb offers a wide range of opportunities for learning to our students at all year levels.

Our Middle-Years Programme (Years 7-8) cover a range of the required learning areas, including EASE (English and Social Education), Mathematics, Science, Arts, Technology, Physical Education and Health, and LOTE (Indonesian).

In Years 9 and 10, students continue to study the core subjects, but also choose from a range of other subjects that are related to the Key Learning Areas, but may focus on specific topics. Many of these subjects combine students from Years 9 and 10, and run to a two year programme, meaning students can do the subject for two years without repeating the same content.

In Years 8-10 students have the opportunity of being involved in our successful Hands-on-Learning programme, which involves a separate, small-group programme that is run one day a week. Students can apply or be nominated by their teachers for this programme.

Also at Year 10, students have the opportunity to undertake a school-based apprenticeship, and in some cases can begin undertaking a VET course in conjunction with their other subjects.


Year 11 and 12, students can choose either VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) or VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning), and also have the chance to undertake a School-Based Apprenticeship and/or VET course.