Middle School (Year 9-10) is pivotal time in a student's life where they can personalise their learning. Through MLC's renowned subject breadth, we encourage each student to stretch and challenge themselves. It’s a chance for students to explore new pathways and start the process of identifying what their strengths and interests are.
A central part of Year 9 is experiencing MLC Marshmead
or Melbourne Term, and in Year 10 students are able to start studying VCE subjects, where relevant and appropriate.
|YEAR 9 SUBJECTS
|The Year 9 Curriculum is based around two key principles:
We believe that a broad and balanced curriculum is the best way to ‘future proof’ our students – to prepare them for an ever-changing world.
- Balanced: students study a wide range of learning areas
- Pathways: Year 9 begins the transition to the senior years.
Year 9 students also undertake three intedisciplinary studies. Interdisciplinary learning supports students to understand bodies of knowledge from two or more disciplines or subject groups, in order to integrate them and create new understanding.
Students bring together concepts, methods, or forms of communication from two or more disciplines to explain a phenomenon, solve a problem, create a product, or raise a new question in ways that would have been unlikely through a single discipline.
||Topics include Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Forensic Science
French Partial Immersion
Continuing Chinese B and C
English as an Additional Language
Language and Learning Workshop
As part of the Year 9 Languages curriculum, students concurrently start the VET Certificate II in Applied Language in their chosen second language, a nationally recognised qualification. This is a two year program, concluding with the certification in Year 10.
Religion & Society
|Art and Design
Immersion Media (French Immersion Program)
|YEAR 10 CORE SUBJECTS
||English, English as an Additional Language
10 Mathematics Plus
VCE Foundation Mathematics Units 1 & 2
||Chinese or Chinese First Language
VCE Bridging EAL
VCE French Units 1 & 2
VCE Chinese Units 1 & 2
Religion & Society
|YEAR 10 ELECTIVES
MLC is proud to offer a broad range of subject offerings for our Year 10 students, including the option of studying a VCE subject. Students must choose at least one elective from each category, plus an additional unit unless studying a VCE subject.
Ceramics and Sculpture
Design Technology: Wood
Studio Arts: Photography
Visual Communication Design
VCE VET Music Industry
VCE Music Performance
VCE Studio Arts: Fine Arts
|COMMERCE / DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
Going into Business
|The Law and You
VCE Business Management
VCE VET Business
Food and Fitness
Food for Events
Health and Human Development
Mathematics Takes You Further
Sports Performance and Coaching
Psychology: Stretching the Mind
VCE Food Studies
VCE Physical Education
VCE VET Sport and Recreation