Curriculum Overview

Learning for Understanding

Primary to Secondary Links

We have developed very strong links with our feeder primary schools over a number of years. This has allowed us to develop an understanding of the programs offered in the Primary Schools. We have ensured our curriculum builds upon the experiences and skills developed during the Primary years.

We recognise that students come to secondary school with significant skills in particular areas and aim to give opportunities for them to flourish.

Junior School Years 7 and 8

Here at Fountain Gate Secondary College we provide an innovative Victorian Curriculum across the eight learning areas for all junior school students.

Core Subjects include:

  • English
  • Humanities
  • Languages (Indonesian & German).
    • Students choose to study either Indonesian or German in Year 7 and continue to study that language until the end of Year 8
  • Sport and Physical Education, Health
  • Food Studies
  • Media
  • Endeavour (STEM)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • The Arts including Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Music Performance

The following capabilities are intergrated across all learning areas: digital technologies, creative thinking and ethical understandings.

Middle School Years 9 and 10

During middle school a student has the opportunity to select elective subjects from a vast range. This gives the student an opportunity to focus on their passions.

Core Subjects include:

  • English
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education and Health
  • Science
  • Endeavour (STEM)

Elective Subjects Include:

  • 3D Printing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Fabric and Fashion Design
  • Film Studies
  • Forensic Science
  • International Cuisine
  • Multimedia
  • Music Performance
  • Outdoor Education
  • Photography
  • Rugby Academy
  • Languages Other Than English (Indonesian & German)

Excellent facilities enhance and support these programs in all areas.

Senior School Years 11 and 12

The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is awarded to students who successfully complete their secondary education. It is recognised internationally, and provides pathways to employment as well as to further study at university or TAFE (Technical and Further Education).

Students have the opportunity to commence their VCE in Year 10. Our College is a dedicated and committed member of the ‘Alliance’, which involves Hallam Senior College and Gleneagles Secondary College enabling students to have a broad choice of VCE and VET subjects in their VCE. Our close partnership with Hallam Senior Secondary College also allows students to explore a VCAL pathway.

A range of VCE units can be undertaken at Year 10. This has allowed students to choose and complete up to two VCE Units during their Year 10 and will provide additional options during Year 11 & 12.

VCE / VET Study Designs

Here at Fountain Gate Secondary College the VCE Study Designs we offer currently are:

  • 20th Century History
  • Accounting
  • Art Design & Technology
  • Ancient History
  • Business Management
  • Certificate 3 in Sport & Recreation - Rugby
  • Chemistry
  • Creative Arts
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • English
  • English as an Additional Language
  • Food Technology
  • General Mathematics / Further Mathematics
  • Health & Human Development
  • Computing
  • Legal Studies
  • Literature
  • Maths Methods
  • Music Performance
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • VCE Foundation Maths
  • Visual Communication & Design