The curriculum at Bellarine Secondary College offers a broad range of subjects across all Discipline Based Areas.
The curriculum at Year 7 and 8 is aligned to the National Standards and is differentiated to meet the diverse learning needs of students. The core curriculum provides all students with the breadth of learning advocated by the Victorian Curriculum.
The program in Years 9-12 allows for increasing student choice and individual pathways and provides for the depth of learning recommended by the national curriculum and necessary for success in VCE.
Mathematics

English

Science

Humanities & Social Sciences

Health and Physical Education

Indonesian

Visual and Performing Arts

Design Technology

Digital Technology

Mathematics

English

Science

Humanities & Social Sciences

Health and Physical Education

Indonesian

Visual and Performing Arts

Design Technology

Digital Technology

Arts

  • Visual Art
  • Ceramics / 3D Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Media Arts
  • Visual Communication Design (Graphics)

English Health and Physical Education

  • Health
  • Physical Education

Languages

  • Indonesian

Mathematics Science Humanities

  • Geography
  • History
  • Economics

Technology

  • Agriculture / Horticulture
  • Materials – Foods
  • Materials – Fabrication & Engineering
  • Materials – Wood
  • Materials – Fabrics & Fashions
  • Systems – Robotics
  • IT – Programming & Game Design
  • IT – Digital Audio & Animation Elective
Arts

  • Ceramics / 3D Art*
  • Media Art *
  • Visual Art *
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Drama
  • Music

English

  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Physical Education Extension*
  • Outdoor Education One*
  • Outdoor Education Two *
  • Health and Human Development

Languages (French and Indonesian)

  • French (half year)
  • French – Extension (full year)
  • Indonesian (half year)
  • Indonesian – Extension (full year)

Mathematics

  • Pathways Year 10 – VCE
  • Mathematics 10 (full year)
  • Foundation Mathematics (full year)
  • Mathematics 10A Advanced (full year)

Science

  • Chemistry For Life
  • Engineering Science
  • Just Genes
  • Forensic Science *
  • Mind and Body
  • Marine Science *

Humanities

  • History and Economics
  • Justice, Money and Markets
  • Humanities Changing the World (History, Geography)

Technology

  • Agriculture and Horticulture*
  • IT – Information Technology
  • IT – Living in a Cyber World
  • Systems- Robotics
  • Materials –Foods*
  • Materials- Foods Café Fare*
  • Materials – Fashion and Fibre
  • Materials Metal*
  • Materials – Wood*
  • IT – Programming and Game Development
  • IT – VET ICT
  • Ready Set Work (Full year unit)

(*)These units attracted a cost in 2016 over and above the Essential College Levy.
Please note that there may also be essential levies applied to additional subjects that have not attracted a levy in the past.

UNITS OFFERED IN 2017
Arts Art* 1,2,3,4
Drama 1,2,3,4
Media* 1,2,3,4
Studio Arts* 1,2,3,4
Visual Communication Design 1,2,3,4
English English 1,2,3,4
English Literature 1,2,3,4
Health and Physical Physical Education* 1,2,3,4
Education Outdoor & Environmental Studies* 1,2,3,4
Health and Human Development 1,2,3,4
Languages
Indonesian*
French
1,2,3,4
1,2,3,4
Humanities  Australian History  3,4
Business Management 1,2,3,4
Legal Studies 1,2,3,4
Twentieth Century History 1,2
Mathematics Foundation Mathematics 1,2
Further Mathematics 3,4
General Mathematics 1,2
Specialist Mathematics 1,2,3,4
Mathematical Methods CAS 1,2,3,4
Science Biology* 1,2,3,4
Chemistry* 1,2,3,4
Environmental Science 1,2,3,4
Physics 1,2,3,4
Psychology* 1,2,3,4
Technology Agriculture & Horticulture* 1,2,3,4
Product Design and Technology
(a) Textiles* 1,2,3,4
(b) Woodwork* 1,2,3,4
Food and Technology* 1,2,3,4
Information Technology 1,2
I.T Applications Software Development Systems Engineering* 1,2,3,4

1,2,3,4

VET Subjects offered at Bellarine Secondary College VET Music Performance*

VET Equine*

VET ICT

1,2,3,4

1,2,3,4

1,2,3,4

*These Units attracted a cost in 2016 over and above the Essential College Levy.
**Please note that there may also be levies applied to additional subjects that have not attracted a levy in the past.

The Select Entry Accelerated Learning Program at Bellarine Secondary College is one of only 35 accredited programs in Victoria. The program allows students to progress through their secondary education, particularly Years 7-10, at a faster rate. There is a greater emphasis on higher order thinking, learning skills, independent learning and research. The course content of a typical Year 7-10 program is completed more rapidly, without omitting anything. The accelerated program contains less repetition than the mainstream program.
SEAL
Outstanding Pathways and Careers Education Programs provide a vital framework to ensure that students at Bellarine Secondary College remain engaged and focused with a view to completing a senior school qualification. The Geelong Tertiary Futures and Gordon STARS program at Year 9 provide students with invaluable exposure to potential pathways and future learning and assist the work of the Pathways and Careers Team to help each student to make informed course and career decisions that enable them to succeed and make a seamless transition from school into the broader world of work and community.
Our dedicated staff make the following programs possible: Bellareaders, School Productions, Student Radio, Robo Cup, Chess and Board Club, Art Competitions (eg. Rotary), Poetry Competitions, Home Group Activities, House Based Activities, House Swimming and Athletics Carnivals, Debating, Community Service, School Camps and Excursions, Elevate, Community Mentor Program, Youth Advance Program.