At Boronia K-12 College, we focus on ensuring each student achieves the best possible educational outcomes.
We are proud of our senior students, many of whom achieve outstanding results. Our students access a wide variety of pathways at the end of their secondary education with the majority being offered tertiary entrance and employment/traineeships as a result of their VCAL pathway.
As students transition into Senior School the opportunities to refine their pathways open up and students are provided with a diverse range of subjects from all areas of the curriculum. We provide a dedicated Senior School Study Centre where they work independently and focus on achieving their academic goals. From Year 10 onwards our students are encouraged to undertake VCE/VET units of study to assist in preparing them for the rigours of a full VCE/VET program the following year.
Students receive dedicated course counselling and pathways planning and have opportunities to engage with TAFE and Universities as a result of the many partnerships that we have forged with Universities and TAFEs.
The year 10 program at Boronia K-12 College provides pathways into VCE/VET and VCAL. It gives students choice over what they study whilst ensuring that they maintain a breadth within their program to enable appropriate pathway selection the following year.
Students in year 10 are encouraged to undertake a Unit 1 and 2 or VET study as a means of introduction to the rigours of VCE.
Students undertake the following full year subjects as CORE areas of study:
Students are then able to select 4 electives per semester from a wide range of offerings across all Learning Areas. In making their selections, in order to keep their options open, students are required to select 1 x Unit of Science, 1 x Unit of Humanities and 1x Unit of Art or Technology.
|Learning Areas||Electives Offered (sample)|
|The Arts||Certificate 3 Music Industry and Music Performance
Sculpting Your World
Life on Canvas
Behind the Scenes
|English||Film as Text|
|Health and PE||Get Wild
Prime of Your Life
The Science of Sport Movement
Wild World of Sports
|The Humanities||Local History
Crimes of Melbourne
Environmental Change and Management
|Science||What’s in the Genes
Green is the New Black
Living in a Material World
Certificate 2 Lab Skills
|Technologies||Modern Day Lumberjacks
My Restaurant Rules
|Cross Curricular||Certificate 2 Employment|
The Curriculum opportunities at Boronia K-12 College are developed to meet the unique educational needs of students and to provide them with stimulating and valuable learning experiences. The College offers a comprehensive academic curriculum that is complemented by a large range of extracurricular activities and enhancement opportunities.
The VCE usually involves a minimum of two years of continual assessment. However, in some cases, students may decide to complete their VCE over 3 years, or if students are returning to study the time involved may vary.
Boronia K-12 College offers flexible VCE programs to cater for a range of student needs and aspirations. In general students undertake:
The number of units chosen for VCE may depend on a number of factors including:
To qualify for their VCE, students must satisfactorily complete no fewer than 16 units. These must include:
In this example, the student has completed 24 units of study with:
|Year 10||Year 11||Year 12|
|VCE Study||English 1 & 2||English 3 & 4|
|Biology 1 & 2||Biology 3 & 4|
|Maths Methods 1 & 2||Maths Methods 3 & 4|
|Psychology 1 & 2||Psychology 3 & 4|
|Physical Education 1 & 2||Physical Education 3 & 4|
|Health and Human 1 & 2||Health and Human 3 & 4|
Elective Curriculum Structure: Year 11 (Semester 1 & 2)
Elective Curriculum Structure: Year 12 (Semester 1 & 2)
Intermediate and Senior VCAL