The vertical curriculum gives students the opportunity to:
- complete secondary education over six years having studied all units at an age appropriate level;
- accelerate in one or more key learning areas;
- consolidate, if necessary, in one or more areas;
- specialise in some areas by taking extra units in key leaning areas in which they are particularly talented or interested;
- complete one or two VCE units in Year 10;
- opt to complete either the Victorian Certificate of Education or the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Years 11 and 12.
In some instances students may complete their secondary education in five rather than six years.
Sport Education which is offered separately from Physical Education classes, occurs on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons for Years 9 & 10 and Years 7 & 8 respectively.
The activities do vary, but typically include: basketball, soccer, table tennis, badminton, dance, yoga, gymnastics, rowing, self-defence, cross training and 10 pin bowling.
Students select sport options fir five week blocks. In Terms 1 and 2 students from all year levels participate in training for the two major House competition events in athletics and cross country. Students also have the option to compete in the House swimming carnival, also in Term 1.
The College also fields teams which compete in all major inter-school sports as part of the Geelong Independent Schools Sport Association. Other College teams compete in local competitions. Participation is voluntary. Training usually occurs at lunchtime or after school once or twice per week.
Assessment & Reporting
At the beginning of each semester, teachers provide students with a written statement of the assessment requirements of the unit. Normal expectations are that students will satisfactorily complete all units. In order to proceed to VCE or the IB, it is expected that students will have satisfactorily completed at least 48 units. Parent/teacher interviews are conducted in Terms 1 and 3. Formal reports are written at the end of each semester.
For more detailed information about the Senior school vertical curriculum programme please see our Years 7–10 Bridges Booklet.