Senior School

Our Senior School students are more than just a number

Recognising the link between positive teacher/student relationships and VCE success, our dedicated staff work to ensure that students are given the individualised learning and pastoral support they require.

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Academic success, responsible citizenship and student wellbeing are the priorities in the Senior School.

Responsibility for one’s own behaviour and learning become more important as students consolidate their learning styles and identify their strengths and challenges. As young citizens of a complex and demanding global community, they are encouraged to view problems as opportunities for growth.

The Careers Department assists students in shaping their final years of secondary study to complement their career ambitions. Senior School students may choose to undertake extension studies and capable Year 10s can include VCE units in their study programs.

Students are challenged to understand and clarify their individual beliefs and moral code. They develop an understanding of the importance of role modelling to younger students. Leadership within year levels and of the student body are the responsibility of all Senior students.

Students explore habits of effective and healthy adult life and are encouraged to venture into the world as happy, accomplished, well-adjusted and contributing citizens.

CURRICULUM

Year 10

Year 10 is the final year for the International Baccalaureate MYP at Oakleigh Grammar. The MYP Year 10 Curriculum is a balanced, broad offering of year based subjects. Students study the following five MYP subjects in Year 10:

  • Language and Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Individuals and Societies
  • Science
  • Language Acquisition (Greek or Mandarin)

In addition, students choose one of the following subjects as their sixth MYP subject:

  • Physical and Health Education
  • Arts (Art and Visual Communication Design)
  • Design (Food Technology and Digital Technology)

The Personal Project

The Personal Project is an exciting opportunity for year ten students to produce a truly personal and often creative product/outcome, and to demonstrate a consolidation of their learning in the MYP.

Personal Project Handbook

Personal Project 2020 Calendar

VCE

Oakleigh Grammar offers approximately 20 different studies from which to select a VCE program. These come from English, Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Languages and Health and Physical Education. The VCE subjects offered at Oakleigh Grammar include:

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • LOTE (Greek)
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • English as an Additional Language
  • Physics
  • Food Technology
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • General Mathematics
  • Health and Human Development
  • History
  • Information Technology & Application
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Physical Education
  • Product Design & Tech
  • Psychology
  • Software Development
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Studio Arts
  • Visual Communication & Design

In addition to these subjects, students may choose to include Vocational Education and Training (VET) off-campus programs among their choices in completing the VCE.

Senior School Library Program

The Oakleigh Grammar Library is centrally situated, and provides a range of relevant resources, services and technologies to satisfy the varied curriculum and recreational needs of its users. The Library is key to implementing, enriching and supporting the teaching and learning programs of the School by imparting independent learning skills and fostering life-long learners and readers.

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