At Camberwell High School we support our students in all dimensions of their learning as they grow into young adults ready to make their mark on the world. Today’s students need to master a broad range of skills to equip them for a changing world with complex personal, interpersonal and intellectual demands. At Camberwell High School the learning journey is one where students test their abilities in a range of endeavours. Students develop the capacity to manage their learning, to solve problems, think critically and to participate in the wider community.
Our school offers a broad curriculum, which provides students with a strong foundation for further learning. We also offer a broad selection of electives. This allows students to choose the path through school that best suits their interests, skills and abilities.
Junior school students in Year 7 and 8 predominantly undertake a common curriculum with an emphasis on students developing their skills in managing their learning. Integrated Learning in these year levels requires students to establish inquiry questions, undertake research, demonstrate their ability to work effectively, independently and in small groups, and present their findings to an audience.
Students in Year 9 continue to study a number of common subjects, and begin to select from the electives offered which cater to their interests. Students in Year 9 participate in the Connections program, designed to promote independent learning to equip students for life in the 21st Century. The Enterprise Centre provides space for a more engaging program for Year 9 students, inspiring curiosity and a desire for knowledge by allowing students to explore the path of their own learning.
At the start of their time in Senior School, Year 10 students enjoy a flexible and open curriculum. To engage and expand learning options students may select from a wide range of electives while maintaining a breadth of learning. Year 10 is an important year, as the choices students make will help lay a foundation for post-compulsory study. They are encouraged to study subjects, which interest them and will prepare them for later years. Students in Year 10 are able to accelerate by studying a Year 11 subject as part of their Year 10 program.
Camberwell High School offers two senior Certificates: The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). Year 11 and 12 students can include a VET (Vocational and Education Training) subject as part of either certificate. The vast majority of students complete the VCE which is a prerequisite for tertiary study. VCAL and VET are focused on vocational training and VCAL can lead to further training or an apprenticeship.
Camberwell High School offers a comprehensive selection of subjects, providing students with many choices. Throughout Years 11 and 12 students are challenged, supported and provided with extensive choice to cater for their diverse learning needs. Camberwell High School staff guide subject selection to ensure each student has the prerequisites necessary for their chosen pathway.
The school handbooks explain the subjects offered, their duration and the learning areas to which they belong.