Senior School Learning


Information for Years 10 - 12


Wheelers Hill Secondary College offers students the opportunity to take all major VCE studies along with many other options. For example, we offer drama, studio arts, theatre studies, philosophy, psychology, literature, and physical education. These are available to VCE students as well as selected Year Ten students ready to access VCE. A programs approach to course selection helps students make program choices geared to a wide range of careers.

 

Our VET programs are carefully designed to improve students’ vocational pathways. They facilitate credit transfer arrangements into TAFE courses or assist students to directly enter the workplace.

 

Our aim is to provide an environment for senior students that caters for all aspects of our students well-being and their academic success. We provide an environment which both fosters academic success and caters for students’ well-being.

 

Each learning cycle is two weeks in length, 40 sessions per cycle. Each session is 72 minutes in length, and there are four sessions each day.

 

Year 10

Year 11

English

Pathways

Maths

Art Elective

SOSE Elective

Technology Elective

Health & PE Elective

Elective

Elective

English

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

 


Year 10 Elective Program

 

All students will study two sequential units of English, Mathematics, Science and Pathways. Further semester length units may be selected from the list below.

 

Leadership and Peer Support are also available as Semester Units. Students wishing to participate will be required to submit an application form and attend an interview. At least one of the following electives from the following streams must be studied:

 

 

Health & PE

Arts

Technology

Humanities

Physical Education
Sport Education


Art
VisCom & Design
Drama

Theatre Studies
Photography
Music

Applied Computing

Design, Coding & Robotics

Food Technology

Hospitality

Woodwork

Material Studies

 

History

Geography

Global Conflicts & Crises
Intro to Accounting & Business Management

Intro to Legal Studies & Economics

 


VCE Units Offered

 

A complete list and details may be found in the current VCE Handbook

 

Learning Area

Units

Levels

The Arts

Music Performance
Visual Communication & Design
Studio Arts
Theatre Studies

1/2 & 3/4

1/2 & 3/4

 

1/2 & 3/4

 

English

English
English as an Alternative Language (EAL)
Literature

1/2 & 3/4

1/2 & 3/4

1/2 & 3/4

Health & PE

Health and Human Development
Physical Education

1/2 & 3/4

1/2 & 3/4

 

Mathematics

General Mathematics Further
General Maths Specialist
Mathematical Methods (CAS)
Further Mathematics
Specialist Mathematics

1/2

1/2

1/2 & 3/4

3/4

3/4

Science

Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Psychology

1/2 & 3/4

1/2 & 3/4

1/2 & 3/4

1/2 & 3/4

Humanities

Accounting
Business Management
History - 20th Century
History - Revolutions
Legal Studies

1/2 & 3/4

1/2 & 3/4

1/2 & 3/4

1/2 & 3/4

1/2 & 3/4

Technology

Applied Computing
Data Analytics
Product Design and Technology
Food and Technology

1/2 & 3/4

1/2 & 3/4

1/2 & 3/4

1/2 & 3/4




 

To view the current Senior School Subject Handbook, please click here.

 


 

Sustainable School Shop

The College is conscious of the need to provide an efficient process for families to be able to buy and sell their second-hand textbooks, uniforms and other student resources. The Sustainable School Shop provides parents with the ability to trade these second-hand items via their website.

 

Access to second-hand textbooks, uniforms, calculators, stationery, and musical equipment is available all year round.

 

Our Principal, Aaron Smith, introduces the Sustainable School Shop here. You can find tips for the best use of the Sustainable School Shop here.

 

Visit the Sustainable School Shop by clicking below:

 

 

For second-hand books, please click here.

College Tours

Open Night 2021