The VCE curriculum reflects student strengths and interests, while teaching methods promote innovative pedagogical practices aimed at mixed ability students. Students are able to choose subjects that are tailored to suit specific interests, from a wide range of options. Minaret College offers a number of studies that are less commonly found in secondary schools, including Religion & Society and Texts & Traditions from the Islamic perspective.
Minaret College encourages Year 11 students to gain experience of Year 12 study. Over 95% of Year 11 students take the opportunity to study one Year 12 subject (Unit 3 & 4), while around a third is able to take two Year 12 subjects.
The aim is to have students construct a course that is challenging but also manageable, thus maximising academic success. The VCE handbook contains the curriculum offered at VCE level.
For more information about VCE studies please visit www.vcaa.vic.edu.au.
Senior Students in the Co-Curricular Program
Senior School students are expected to provide leadership for the rest of the school. This is done by taking on many leadership positions in the school, from School and Usrah (House) Captains to SRC, clubs and sport.
Work Experience Program in Year 10
The Work Experience program is conducted in Term 3. The Year 10 students are responsible for organising a two week workplace experience of their choice. Through this process they learn job application and interview skills. Work experience gives students valuable information about the world of work and helps them to determine their future career path.