Curriculum - What we teach

Macleod College provides a rigorous and sequential curriculum that promotes authentic engagement through collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. 

Prep to Grade 6

All students complete a core curriculum that includes literacy, numeracy, humanities and science. They also undertake weekly specialists classes in German, PE, Art, STEAM and Music using the same facilities that are available to our senior students.

Year 7

All students complete a core curriculum that includes English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, German, Health, Physical Education and Positive Education. They also undertake a full year of Music, Art, Materials Technology and Digital Technologies that provides students with an opportunity to experience different mediums - drawing, painting, ceramics, plastics, metal, wood, food and digital technology.

Year 8

All students complete a core curriculum that includes English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, German, Health, Physical Education and Positive Education. At Year 8, students undertake a full year of Art and Music, and semester rotations of Materials Technology and Food Technology.

Year 9

All students complete a core curriculum that includes English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, German, Health , Physical Education and Positive Education. They can also select from a large variety of Art/Technology electives - art, visual communication design, wood, food technology, patisserie, media and music.

Year 10

All students complete a core curriculum that includes English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Health and Physical Education. They also undertake VCE Industry and Enterprise (Unit 1) for one semester, which provides students the opportunity to develop both personal and work-related skills through structured workplace learning.

Students select from a variety of semester electives including Art, Studio Arts, Visual Communication Design, Photography, Technology - Wood, Creative Cakes, Media, Music, Money Matters, Environmental Science, Sports Skills and ICT. VCE fast track subjects are also offered in Year 10 - students will be offered a number of possible VCE options to select for Year 10.

VCE

All students undertake 5 studies from a large range of VCAA subjects. 

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