Year 12 Curriculum

The College offers a range of VCE subjects at the Year 12 level. The actual studies which  proceed in a particular year is dependent on student demand.

VCE subjects offered at Year 12: 

English as an Additional Language (EAL)    
English Language
Further Mathematics
Mathematical Methods
Specialist Maths
Business Management        
Australian History
History Revolutions
Legal Studies
Global Politics
Health & Human Development
Physical Education
Outdoor & Environmental Studies      
Visual Communication & Design
Music Performance
Studio Arts
Theatre Studies
Information Technology Applications
Software Development
Systems Engineering
Food & Technology
Product Design & Tech - Textiles
Product Design & Tech – Wood
Chinese First Language
Chinese Second Language
Chinese Second Language Advanced

VCE subjects that are not available to students at the College may be undertaken through Distance Education Centre Victoria (DECV), Victorian School of Languages (VSL), TAFE, and other private external providers. Students are also able to access VET (vocational) studies through external providers, e.g. automotive studies, hairdressing, hospitality and beauty.

Year 12 Support and Programs

A variety of opportunities for active involvement are offered to our Senior School students for the purposes of support, enhancement, extension, as well as to broaden their horizons and have fun.

Below is a snapshot of additional programs and activities in which our Year 12 students have the opportunity to participate over the course of the year:

All Year 12 students are involved in:

  • Orientation Camp (Cowes)
  • VCE Head Start Program 
  • VCE Holiday Exam Revision Program

Selected groups or individual students in Year 12 have the opportunity to be involved in:

  • Leadership
  • Senior School Council
  • GRIP Student Leadership Conference
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Award Seminar (camp)
  • Monash University Leadership Day

Support and Academic Programs

  • Brilliant Attitude Self-Leadership Day
  • Principal’s Scholars Program
  • Senior School Mentoring Program
  • Monash Scholars Program (students commenced in Yr 10)
  • Melbourne University Aspiring Scholars Program (students commenced in Yr 11)
  • Melbourne University Kwong Lee Dow Scholars Program (students commenced in Yr 11)
  • International Students Study Hall
  • VCE Careers Expo 
Committees and Clubs
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Community Arts Council
  • School Magazine Committee
  • Chess Club
  • Book Club

Sport and Outdoor Recreation

  • Swimming Teams
  • Athletics Teams
  • Round Robin Sport
  • Senior Athletics & Swimming Carnivals 
Performing Arts and Music
  • GWSC Tech Crew
  • School Production
  • Music Ensembles
  • Music Camps and Festivals
  • Battle of the Bands
  • Glenny’s Got Talent
Public Speaking
  • Interschool Debating
  • VCAA Plain English Speaking Awards
  • WorldMUN
  • Constitutional Convention, YMCA Youth Parliament 

Year 12 students are invited to participate in the following competition and scholarship programs:

  • Westpac Australian Maths Competition 
  • Melbourne University Maths Competition 
  • ICAS Science Competition 
  • Write Now English Writing Competition 
  • Evatt Trophy Competition