Curriculum

At Bede Polding College we strive for excellence in learning and teaching.


We aim to achieve educational goals based on each student’s individual ability by:

  • developing a community of cooperative learners
  • developing reflective practices
  • providing effective and relevant feedback
  • using explicit quality report criteria, including literacy
  • teaching, assessing and reporting on students’ literacy skills 
  • celebrating achievements.

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Curriculum requirements


Years 7-8

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Students in Years 7-8 are required to complete courses in the following Key Learning Areas (KLAs):

  • Religious Education

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Human Society and Its Environment (Geography, History)

  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

  • Creative Arts (Music, Visual Arts)

  • Technology and Applied Studies (Animals and Plants, Food and Media, Model Making, Robotics, Mixed Materials, Textiles and Graphics)

  • Languages Other Than English (French, Italian)

 

Years 9-10

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Students in Years 9-10 are required to complete courses in the following Key Learning Areas (KLAs):

  • Religious Education

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Human Society and Its Environment (Australian Geography, Australian History)

  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

  • Two electives chosen from:
    Commerce, Geography, History, Physical Activity and Sports Studies, Drama, Music, Photography and Digital Media, Visual Arts, Agriculture, Food Technology, Graphics Technology, Industrial Technology Metal, Industrial Technology Multimedia, Industrial Technology Timber, Textile Technology, French, Italian.

 

Years 11-12

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For students in Years 11-12 the following courses are offered:

  • Religion Studies (1 unit) or Studies of Religion (1 unit)

  • English Advanced (2 unit) or English Standard (2 unit)

  • Board Developed 2 unit courses:
    • General Mathematic, Mathematics
    • Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics, Senior Science
    • Ancient History, Business Studies, Economics, Geography, Legal Studies, Modern History
    • Community and Family Studies, PDHPE
    • Drama, Music, Visual Arts
    • Agriculture, Design and Technology, Food Technology, Industrial Technology, Information Processes & Technology, Textile and Design
    • French Beginners and Continuers, Italian Beginners and Continuers
  • Board Developed 1 unit courses:
    • English Extension 1, English Extension 2, English Fundamentals
    • Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2

  • Vocational Education and Training (VET):
    • Business Services, Construction, Hospitality

  • Board Endorsed Courses:
    • Exploring Early Childhood (1 unit)
    • Photography, Video and Digital Media (1 unit)
    • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation (1 unit)