As students enter the transition years, their focus begins to shift to their life beyond school, and to the possible pathways that they may take to eventually enter the workforce. For some students, that transition may occur through vocational education during their secondary schooling, others will continue with education at a tertiary level. In order to effectively support each student to find a successful pathway we need to know every student and tailor their education to their individual needs.
In 2012, the College will have its first group of students enter Year 10. This group will be the first Year 12 graduating group in 2014. The College is currently developing a contemporary inclusive model of senior education that will include:
- Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
- Vocational Education and Training (VET)
- Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)
This will enable students to develop genuinely individual pathways.
Please find our College's Senior Years Handbook Below.
MLP12C Senior Years Handbook.pdf
The Year 10 program at Manor Lakes College has the following characteristics:
- Strong student/teacher relationships
- Outcomes are tangible and have explicit links to the world outside of the school
- Allow students to work both separately and in small groups
- Create connections to the community and appropriate industry
- Prepare students for the next stage of schooling and life beyond secondary schooling
Each Central Study will be timetabled for 8 sessions per week, including 6 sessions of the Central Study, 1 session of Personal Learning and 1 session of Wellbeing.
Central Studies are designed to prepare students for up to 4 VCE Studies. Students will learn key understandings and skills that are common to, or connect these 4 studies. The learning and assessment tasks are designed to give students an experience that prepares them for VCE.
As in their Middle Years schooling, ICT will be embedded in each of the Central Studies. Students will also have access to specific technologies as required in some studies.
Personal Learning Clinics
Within each central study, 1 session per week will be designated as a personal learning clinic. Within this time, students will work to develop specific learning skills that relate to the studies they are undertaking. For example, students in a humanities’ study may learn how to write a persuasive essay; students in an arts study may learn about the skills involved in developing a high quality folio. These sessions will also include common assessment preparation, such as exam preparation and performance skills.
Student will spend 1 session per week involved either in a physical or mental health promoting activity through the Wellbeing sessions. Students will learn about stress and stress management, how to maintain physical and mental health and wellbeing, and about issues related specifically to youth health. Some sessional activities will also be provided for students.
||VCE Subject Pathways
|The Great Outdoors
Outdoor and Environment Studies
Health and Human Development
|People and places
|Art and Design
|Mind your own Business
|AFL Elite Sport Academy Physical Education
||Health and Human Development
VET Sport and Recreation (AFL) Cert II
Students may select 4 Electives in total (2 Electives per semester) from a range of Year 10 Studies, a small range of VCE Unit 1&2 Studies, a range of VET Studies. Each elective is timetabled for 4 sessions per week. If a student wishes to choose a VCE Study, then they are not able to undertake a VET Study in 2012 and vice versa.
Students may choose 1 complimentary elective (listed in the Central Studies Table on page 9). Please be aware of the studies that are NOT covered in your preferred Central Study. While you do NOT have to cover every learning area, it is important to be aware of those that you are covering more than others, and those that are not covered at all.
A brief description of each elective is contained within this handbook. Please speak to the relevant teachers for specific information about which elective will best meet your needs.
||Elective Study (Semester only)
||Visual Arts –2D
Visual Arts –3D
Performing Arts – Dance
Performing Arts - Drama
|Design & Technology
Design & Technology -Food
Design & Technology –Materials (Wood and Metal)
Design & Technology -Textiles
Accounting and Business
The Law and You
|PE & Health
||Physical Education and Health A
Physical Education and Health B
Biological Science A
Biological Science B
Physical Science A
Physical Science B
Information Technology Unit 1
Information Technology Unit 2
Psychology Unit 1
Psychology Unit 2
||Community Services (Manor Lakes College)
Wyndham Cluster VET Studies (see final page)
Please contact the College to receive a Senior Years Handbook or for further information.