Secondary

In the secondary school, girls in Years 7 and 8 study a wide range of subjects, allowing them a broad experience across the disciplines. Students in Years 9 and 10 retain elements of this core curriculum, but make some choices regarding the electives they wish to pursue. The Year 11s and 12s all undertake an English subject and choose four or five others which are reflective of their interests, abilities and aspirations. 

As St Margaret’s is a multi-pathway school which personalises learning for each individual the suite of subject offerings is diverse. It includes academically rigorous authority subjects as well as vocational options.

Year 7 and 8 Curriculum
English
Mathematics
Science
Humanities
Health & Physical Education
Religious & Values Education
Drama
Visual Art
Music
French or Mandarin
Science of Learning (Year 7 only)
Digital technologies (Year 8 only)

 

Year 9 and 10 Curriculum
Core
English
Health & Physical Education
History
Mathematics
Religious & Values Education (RVE)
Science

Electives
Digital Technologies
Drama
English as an Additional Language
Economics and Entrepreneurial Studies
Food and Design
Geography
Languages – French
Languages – Chinese (Mandarin)
Legal Studies
Music
Physical Education
STEM Extension
Visual Art

In Years 11 and 12 students will choose one of the following QCE pathways:

Pathway option 1: Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) pathway

For the ATAR pathway, five or six General subjects must be selected from the following groups:

Group A: Choose at least one subject: English; Literature; English as an Additional Language

Group B: Students selecting 6 subjects must choose a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 subjects from this group: Chemistry; Economics; Mathematical Methods; Specialist Mathematics; Physics; Digital Solutions; French; Music; Chinese; Modern History; Ancient History; Biology; Legal Studies

Please note: If two English subjects are chosen from Group A a minimum of 2 Group B subjects may be selected.

Students selecting 5 subjects must choose a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 subjects from this group: Chemistry; Economics; Mathematical Methods; Specialist Mathematics; Physics; Digital Solutions; French; Music; Chinese; Modern History; Ancient History; Biology; Legal Studies

Please note: If two English subjects are chosen from Group A a minimum of one Group B subject may be selected.

Group C: Choose a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 2 subjects: Accounting; Drama; Geography; General Mathematics; Visual Art; Physical Education; Design

Eligibility for an ATAR will require satisfactory completion of a QCAA English subject. Satisfactory completion will require students to attain a result that is equivalent to a C in one of four subjects — English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language.


Pathway option 2: Portfolio pathway

The portfolio pathway gives students qualifications that allow access to work, apprenticeship and study options.

Group A: Choose one subject: English

Group B: Choose a minimum of 1 or a maximum of 2 Diplomas: Diploma of Business; Diploma of Project Management

Group C: Choose 2 ATAR subjects from groups B & C (see above)

Group D: Special Project – a school-based program will be offered to provide additional access to work, apprenticeship and study options.


2020 Curriculum Handbooks   

Year 7 2020 Curriculum Handbook (PDF 1.2MB)

Year 8 2020 Curriculum Handbook (PDF 1.2MB)

Year 9 2020 and Year 10 2021 Curriculum Handbook (PDF 1.3MB)

Year 11 and Year 12 Curriculum Handbook 2020/21 (PDF 1.6MB)

Subject Preference Forms - 2020

Year 7 Language Choices 2020 (PDF 125.8KB)

Year 8 Subject Selections 2020 (PDF 98.8KB)

Year 9 2020 and 10 2021 Subject Preference Form (PDF 73.7KB)

Year 10 2020 Subject Preference Form (PDF 70.7KB)

Year 11 and 12 2020 Subject Preference Form (PDF 114.7KB)


Previous curriculum handbooks:  

Curriculum Handbooks - Secondary School, Years 7 to 12, 2019

Curriculum Handbook Year 7 2019 (PDF 1.2MB)

Curriculum Handbook Year 8 2019 (PDF 1.3MB)

Curriculum Handbook Year 9 2019 and Year 10 2020 (PDF 1.4MB)

Curriculum Handbook Years 11 and 12 2019/20 (PDF 1.6MB)

Curriculum Handbooks - Secondary School, Years 7 to 12, 2018
Curriculum Handbook Year 7 2018 (PDF 1.7MB) 
Curriculum Handbook Year 8 2018 (PDF 1.7MB)
Curriculum Handbook Year 9 and 10 2018 2019 (PDF 1.7MB) 
Curriculum Handbook Year 10 2018 (PDF 1.8MB)
Curriculum Handbook Years 11 and 12 2018/19 (PDF 7.2MB) 

Curriculum Handbooks - Secondary School, Years 7 to 12, 2017

Curriculum Handbooks - Secondary School, Years 7 to 12, 2016
Curriculum Handbook Year 7 2016 (PDF 837.6KB)

Curriculum Handbook Year 8 2016 (PDF 827.7KB)
Curriculum Handbook Year 9 2016 (PDF 855.9KB)
Curriculum Handbook Year 10 2016 (PDF 1.1MB)
Curriculum Handbook Year 11 and 12 2015/2016 (PDF 4.1MB)
Curriculum Handbook Year 11 and 12 2014/2015 (PDF 718.1KB)