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General Excellence

Excellence from the beginning

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about general excellence

Based at the Western Campus, General Excellence is a complete academic program that provides for diversity of talent and interest. GE has the broadest range of both core curriculum and elective subjects and allows students to explore and discover their strengths and passions. It provides curricular and extra curricular opportunities for students who love a combination of arts, sports, mathematics, science, language, literature, technology and humanities subjects. In year 11 and 12, students can select to complete VCE, VCE-VM or SBAT pathway.

A balance of arts, sports, mathematics, science, language, literature, technology and humanities subject

Rowville Secondary College aims to provide the highest quality education to all our students. Our mission is to equip each student with the skills needed to successfully live and work in 5Xn society. Positive attitudes to learning leading to excellence in outcomes will come from vibrant, challenging and exciting programs. The College staff work closely with parents and the community to ensure that these goals are achieved. Should you require further information about RSC, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

SCHOOL TOURS

  • School Tours run Fridays at 9.30am during the school term: Book here.

GENERAL EXCELLLENCE CURRICULUM

  • In Year 9 and 10, students will have the opportunity to select subject electives they are interested in.
  • In Year 11 and 12, students will select their senior pathway option. We offer all senior pathways including VCE, VCE-VM and SBAT.
  • Course selection takes place every year in July, early August, and our students entering Year 9 to Year 12 in the following year are counselled by our teachers and careers team.
  • Visit our course selection website.
  • We offer our Year 10 students comprehensive one-on-one careers counselling, student and parent information sessions and the opportunity to attend careers expos. Our goal is to equip our students with everything they need to make the right decision about their senior pathway choice. We also have careers coordinators on both campuses.
  • See below for the curriculum overview for each year level.

    YEAR LEVEL OVERVIEW

    Year 7 Students

    English: 6 periods | Full Year

    Mathematics: 6 periods | Full Year

    Italian: 6 periods | Full Year

    Health & PE: 4 periods | Full Year

    Humanities: 6 periods | Semester – swaps with:

    Science: 6 periods | Semester

    Digital Technologies: 6 periods | Semester – swaps with:

    Technologies, Engineering & Design: 6 periods | Semester

    Art: 6 periods | Semester – swaps with:

    Music: 6 periods | Semester

      Total of 40 periods per fortnight cycle.

      Periods are 70 minutes.

      Learning Mentor is 20 minutes.

      Year 8 Students

      English: 6 periods | Full Year

      Mathematics: 6 periods | Full Year

      Italian: 6 periods | Full Year

      Health & PE: 4 periods | Full Year

      Humanities: 4 periods | Full Year

      Science: 4 periods | Full Year

      Digital Technology: 4 periods | Semester – swaps with:

      Design Technology (Food): 4 periods | Semester

      Drama: 6 periods | Semester – swaps with:

      Visual Communication and Design: 6 periods | Semester

       

      Total of 40 periods per fortnight cycle.

      Periods are 70 minutes.

      Learning Mentor is 20 minutes.

      Year 9 Students

      PER SEMESTER

      • English: 6 periods
      • Maths: 6 periods

      PER YEAR

      • 8 X 4 period electives

      Must select at least two choices from each of Humanities and Science. May select LOTE (year long) and EAL (year-long), Arts and Technology.

      • 4 x 6 period electives

      Must select at least one choice from Health & PE, may select from Arts and Technology.

      Visitcourse selectionfor elective choices.

      Total of 40 periods per fortnight cycle.

      Periods are 40 minutes.

      Learning Mentor is 20 minutes.

      Year 10 Students

      PER SEMESTER

      • English: 6 periods
      • Maths: 6 periods

      PER YEAR

      • 8 X 4 period electives

      Choose from LOTE (year long), EAL (year long) and Vocational (year long), Humanities, Science, Technology, Health & PE and Arts.

      • 4 x 6 period electives

      Choose from Arts, Technology, Health & PE, VCE accelerated subjects (VCE subjects counts as two and are year long).

      Visitcourse selectionfor elective choices.

      Total of 40 periods per fortnight cycle.

      Periods are 70 minutes.

      Learning Mentor is 20 minutes.

      Year 11 Students

      VCE – PATHWAY

      • 6 electives per year
      • One elective must be a English subject choosefrom English, English Language, Literature or EAL.

      Visit course selectionfor elective choices.

      Total of 40 periods per fortnight cycle.

      Periods are 70 minutes.

      Learning Mentor is 20 minutes.

      4 study periods.

      VCE VM – PATHWAY

      VCE VM students complete 5 subjects and 1 VET study in Year 11, and 4 subjects and a 1 VET study in Year 12. This will include:

      • 4 Units of either English, English Language, Literature, or EAL (2 of which must Unit 3 and 4)
      • 2 units of either VCE Foundation Math, – General/Further Math, or Math Methods
      • 2 units of Personal Development
      • 2 units of Work Related Skills
      • A VET certificate (180 nominal hours at Cert II or above)
      • 6 -8 additional VCE or VM units of your choice.

      Visit course selectionfor elective choices.

      SBAT – PATHWAY

      School Based Apprenticeships/Traineeships

      Year 12 Students

      VCE – PATHWAY

      • 5 electives per year
      • One elective must be a English subject choosefrom English, English Language, Literature or EAL.

      Visit course selectionfor elective choices.

      Total of 40 periods per fortnight cycle.

      Periods are 70 minutes.

      Learning Mentor is 20 minutes.

      10 study periods.

      VCE VM – PATHWAY

      VCE VM students complete 5 subjects and 1 VET study in Year 11, and 4 subjects and a 1 VET study in Year 12. This will include:

      • 4 Units of either English, English Language, Literature, or EAL (2 of which must Unit 3 and 4)
      • 2 units of either VCE Foundation Math, – General/Further Math, or Math Methods
      • 2 units of Personal Development
      • 2 units of Work Related Skills
      • A VET certificate (180 nominal hours at Cert II or above)
      • 6 -8 additional VCE or VM units of your choice.

      Visit course selectionfor elective choices.

      SBAT – PATHWAY

      School Based Apprenticeships/Traineeships