Year 9 and 10
All students follow a core curriculum in Years 9 and 10 and in addition, select a number of pathway choices for each semester. The program allows students to further develop in areas of their own choosing and helps them to make decisions about their future learning pathways.
The core subjects in Years 9 and 10 are:
- Religious Education
- Physical Education / Health
Pathway choices are offered in the following areas:
- Physical Education
- Design and Technology - Food, Textiles, Wood, Metal , Electronics, Energy Breakthrough Team
- Visual and Performing Arts - Art, Media, Visual Communication, Drama, Music
- Languages Other Than English (LOTE) - French, Indonesian, Arabic (Year 9)
In addition, students have the opportunity to enrol in VET (Vocational Education and Training) courses that link to and enhance employment opportunities.
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
VET courses can be undertaken as part of the VCE or VCAL programs. There are some VET courses offered on campus at Damascus College however the majority are off campus through providers that are part of the Highlands LLEN VET Cluster which classes generally run on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon, over a two year period.
VET involves both training and workplace experiences. A student on successful completion would normally gain, in addition to their VCE or VCAL, a nationally accredited qualification.