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 Curriculum

Core Electives - Majors Electives - Minors
English

Mathematics
Science
History
Religious and Values Education
Health and Physical Education
^Independent Learning Option (2 lessons)

French
Chinese (Mandarin)
Music
Drama
Visual Art
Geography
English as an Additional Language
STEM
Geography

Food and Design
Economics & Entrepreneurial Studies
Legal Studies
Physical Education
Digital Technologies
Music
Drama
Visual Art
STEM

Year 10 Curriculum

Core Electives Certificate

English
Mathematics
- 10.1 including the Numeracy Short Course

- 10.2

Science
- 10.1

- 10.2

History
Religious and Values Education
Health and Physical Education

Chinese
Drama

Economics and Entrepreneurial Studies
EAL
Food and Design
French
Geography
Legal Studies
Maths Extension (Invitation only)
English Extension (Invitation only)
STEM
Visual Art
Digital Technologies
Physical Education
Music

Cert II

Community Services
Engineering Pathway
Health Support Services
Hospitality
Sport and Recreation

Cert III
Agriculture (school-based traineeship)

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 - Choose a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 subjects

Accounting; Biology; Chemistry; Chinese; Digital Solutions;  Economics;  French; Geography; Mathematical Methods; Modern History; Physics; Specialist Mathematics

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

Ancient History;  Design; Drama; General Mathematics; Legal Studies; Music; Physical Education;  Visual Art

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.

2023 Curriculum Handbooks   

Year 7 2023 Curriculum Handbook (PDF 4.6MB)

Year 8 2023 Curriculum Handbook (PDF 4.7MB)

Year 9 2023 Curriculum Handbook (PDF 4.8MB)

Year 10 2023 Curriculum Handbook (PDF 4.9MB)

Years 11 and 12 2023 -2024 Curriculum Handbook (PDF 4.9MB)

2022 Curriculum Handbooks   

Year 7 2022 Curriculum Handbook (PDF 4.5MB)

Year 8 2022 Curriculum Handbook (PDF 4.6MB)

Years 9 2022 Curriculum Handbook (PDF 4.6MB)

Years 10 2022 Curriculum Handbook (PDF 4.7MB)

Years 11 and 12 2022-2023 Curriculum Handbook (PDF 4.8MB)

 


Previous curriculum handbooks (linked to the school's annual reports for historical reference only):  

2021 Curriculum Handbooks   

Year 7 2021 Curriculum Handbook (PDF 1.2MB)

Year 8 2021 Curriculum Handbook (PDF 1.3MB)

Years 9 and 10 2021-22 Curriculum Handbook (PDF 1.3MB)

Years 11 and 12 2021 - 22 Curriculum Handbook (PDF 1.6MB)

Curriculum Handbooks - Secondary School, Years 7 to 12, 2020

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)

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)