At Wantirna College the AusVELS Interdisciplinary strand is integrated across subjects related to the Discipline-based learning strand and the Physical. Personal and Social Learning strand.  All students in years 7 and 8 undertake core subjects across 8 Learning Areas.  By years 9 and 10 students are developing clear interests and passions and as a result undertake core studies and elective studies.  We offer VCE, VCAL and VET for students from year 10 onwards. 

Learning Area

Year 7 Subject

Semesters

Periods per
timetable cycle

  • English
  • English/ESL
  • 2
  • 9
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • 2
  • 9
  • Science
  • Science
  • 2
  • 6
  • Humanities
  • Humanities
  • 2
  • 8
  • Languages
  • Chinese or Spanish
  • 2
  • 6
  • Health and PE
  • Physical Education
  • Peer Support
  • 2
  • 1
  • 6/4
  • 2
  • The Arts
  • Art
  • Music
  • 1
  • 1
  • 6
  • 6
  • Technology
  • Home Economics
  • Integrated Materials (wood)Textiles
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 4
  • 6
  • 6

Year 8

Learning Area

Year 8 Subject

Semesters

Periods per
timetable cycle

  • English
  • English/ESL
  • 2
  • 9
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • 2
  • 9
  • Science
  • Science
  • 2
  • 6
  • Humanities
  • Humanities
  • 2
  • 8
  • Languages
  • Chinese or Spanish
  • 2
  • 6
  • Health and PE
  • Physical Education
  • Health
  • 2
  • 1
  • 4
  • 2
  • The Arts
  • Visual Communication
  • Drama
  • 1
  • 1
  • 6
  • 6
  • Technology
  • Home Economics
  • Integrated Materials (wood)
  • Systems Technology (Robotics)
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 4
  • 6
  • 6

Year 9

Students must complete a fully year of English, Maths and Science and at least one semester of Humanities, Health,  Physical Education  and Technology.  The study of Language is optional at year 9.

Learning Area

Subject

Learning Area

Subject

  • English
  • English (Core)
  • ESL Elective
  • Literature- Fantasy and Horror
  • Journalism
  • Humanities
  • Humanities (Core)
  • History Through Film
  • Shopville: Business in the 21st Century 
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Students must choose at least one
  • Health and Human Relations(Core)
  • Court Team Sports- Boys
  • Court  Team Sports- Girls
  • Field Team Sports- Boys
  • Field Team Sports- Girls
  • General Physical Education Boys
  • General Physical Education Girls
  • Racquet Sports
  • Technology
  • Students must choose at least one
  • Spice It Up
  • Bakery Cafe
  • Information Technology
  • Materials and Design Technology
  • Integrated Systems Engineering 
  • Robotics
  • Textiles- Personalized Quilt
  • Textiles- Young Designers
  • The Arts
  • Students must choose at least one
  • Art: Mind to Masterpiece
  • Ceramics
  • Computer Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Media
  • Music: Theory and Performance
  • Music: Industry and Technology
  • Theatre Studies
  • Visual Communication and Design
  • Science
  • Students must choose at least one
  • Science (Core)
  • Science of Cells and Systems
  • Science of the Environment and Living Things
  • Science of Earth and Space
  • Science of Plastics and Polymers
  • Languages 
  • Chinese- Mandarin
  • Spanish 
  • Mathematics
  • Year 9 Mathematics (Core)
  • Algebra Elective
  • Numeracy Elective

Year 10

Students must complete a fully year of English, Maths and Science and at least one semester of Humanities, Health and PE and Technology.  The study of Language is optional at year 10.

Learning Area

     
  • English
  • Core English
  • Is the Book Better? Books go to the movies
  • ESL Elective
  • Literature- Love and Hate
  • Linguistics – How our language works
  • VCE Unit 1 LIterature

Mathematics

  • Year 10 Mathematics (Advanced Core)
  • Year 10 Mathematics (Core)
  • Year 10 Mathematics (Modified Core)
  • Numeracy Elective
  • Maths Above and Beyond Mathematical Methods CAS
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Major Team Games – Boys
  • Major Team Games – Girls
  • Personal Training
  • Peer Support
  • Recreational Pursuits
  • Sports Science
  • Your Health
  • Unit 1 Health and Human Development

Science 

  • Science (Core)
  • Science of Biotechnology
  • Science of Crime
  • Science of Medicines
  • Science Above & Beyond 
  • Biology 
  • Psychology
  • Environmental Science
  • Humanities
  • Core Economy and Society
  • Core Geography
  • Facing the Future
  • History – 20th Century
  • Origins of Modern Conflict
  • Managing your Finances
  • Unit 1 History-20th Century
  • Unit 1Legal Studies 
  • Unit 1Business Management 
  • Unit 1Geography 

Technology

  • Tastes of Europe
  • Textiles: Fashion Making & Illustrating
  • Textiles – Textile Pieces
  • Hospitality 
  • Information Technology Skills
  • Materials Design and Technology
  • Integrated Systems Engineering 1
  • Integrated Systems Engineering 2
  • Food Technology 
  • Languages
  • Chinese- Mandarin (Semester 1 and 2)
  • Indonesian (Semester 1 and 2)
  • Spanish (Semester 1 and 2)

The Arts

  • Art: Drawing, Painting and Printmaking
  • Art: Photography
  • Dance – Technique & Performance
  • Theatre Studies
  • Drama: 
  • Music: Industry and Technology
  • Music Theory and Performance 
  • Media
  • Visual Communication and Design: Architectural Design and Drawing
  • Visual Communication and Design: Making and Marketing
  • Unit 1/3 Art
  • Unit 1/3 Dance
  • Unit 1/3 Media 
  • Music Styles 
  • Studio Arts 
  • Theatre Studies 
  • Visual Communication and Design