Curriculum Overview

Damascus College promotes an environment in which students are inspired and challenged to reach their potential within a Catholic context. All students are valued and encouraged to strive to become independent learners with the capabilities to apply knowledge and skills as they are challenged to make a contribution to global society in the twenty first century.

Our contemporary and innovative curriculum is informed by a number of key documents including the College Vision and Mission Statement, Teaching and Learning Policy, the Australian Curriculum, the Victorian Curriculum Framework, VCAA and the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).

In Years 7 and 8, the students participate in programs that encourage the further development of foundational skills and knowledge, building on their experiences of the primary years. They also experience a range of new subjects in the Arts and Technology.

In Years 9 and 10, students are encouraged to pursue pathways that enhance their interests and challenged to make links between concepts and processes in a purposeful environment.

Years 11 and 12 provides opportunities for each student to realise their potential and to further develop independent learning skills as they complete their secondary education.

The College offers a comprehensive range of VCE subjects. VCAL is also offered for students who are pursuing a vocational pathway. VET subjects are available both on and off campus as part of a VCE or VCAL program.

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