Goulburn Street Broadmeadows VIC 3047
(03) 9301 5800

Junior Secondary (Years 7-10)

Secondary School

Sirius College has a flexible and balanced curriculum aligned with the Australian Curriculum and College’s mission and vision. It is designed to:

  • Develop successful learners,
  • Empower students to become critical thinkers,
  • Nurture resilient individuals with the wide range of skills, interests and attributes,
  • Develop academic, artistic, musical and sport skills of students,
  • Equip students with digital technology skills to prepare them for the 21st century workforce,
  • Instill moral values and and a belief in tolerance, diversity and harmony.

At Sirius College we understand that every student have different interests and learning needs. With a flexible curriculum structure and the appropriate use of differentiation each student’s particular needs are met by individualised pathways.

The school week is divided into 35 periods. There are 7 periods per day.

Curriculum Overview

It is compulsory for all students in Year 7 to study English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Health and Physical Education, Arts, Languages, Religion and Values.

In addition to core subjects students study TWO electives for one year.

English 6 periods per week
Mathematics 6 periods per week
Science 4 periods per week
Humanities 3 periods per week
Health & Physical Education 3 periods per week
Arts 2 periods per week
Languages ONE language of 3 periods per week from the list*:

  • Turkish (for background speakers)
  • Turkish (for beginners)
  • Arabic (for background speakers)
  • French (for beginners)

*availability may vary in each campus

Religion & Values 3 periods per week
Electives TWO electives of 2 periods per week from the list*:

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • Multimedia
  • Music
  • Robotics
  • Textiles
  • Debating and Public Speaking
  • Sport Education
  • Civics and Economics
  • Humanities Inquiries
  • Arabic (for beginners)
  • Farming and Gardening
  • Research Science

*availability may vary in each campus

It is compulsory for all students in Year 8 to study English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Health and Physical Education, Arts, Languages, Religion and Values.

In addition to core subjects students study TWO electives for one year.

English 6 periods per week
Mathematics 6 periods per week
Science 5 periods per week
Humanities 3 periods per week
Health & Physical Education 3 periods per week
Arts 2 periods per week
Languages ONE language of 3 periods per week from the list*:

  • Turkish (for background speakers)
  • Turkish (for beginners)
  • Arabic (for background speakers)
  • French (for beginners)

*availability may vary in each campus

Religion & Values 3 periods per week
Electives TWO electives of 2 periods per week from the list*:

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • Multimedia
  • Music
  • Robotics
  • Textiles
  • Debating and Public Speaking
  • Sport Education
  • Civics and Economics
  • Humanities Inquiries
  • Arabic (for beginners)
  • Farming and Gardening
  • Research Science

*availability may vary in each campus

It is compulsory for all students in Year 9 to study English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Health and Physical Education, Languages, Religion and Values.

In addition to core subjects students study THREE electives for one year.

English 6 periods per week
Mathematics 6 periods per week
Science 5 periods per week
Humanities 3 periods per week
Health & Physical Education 3 periods per week
Languages ONE language of 3 periods per week from the list*:

  • Turkish (for background speakers)
  • Turkish (for beginners)
  • Arabic (for background speakers)
  • French (for beginners)

*availability may vary in each campus

Religion & Values 3 periods per week
Electives THREE electives of 2 periods per week from the list*:

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Music
  • Photography and Digital Media
  • Programming
  • Robotics
  • Textiles
  • Visual Arts
  • Debating and Public Speaking
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Sport Education
  • Civics and Economics
  • Humanities Inquiries
  • Arabic
  • Farming and Gardening
  • Research Science

*availability may vary in each campus

It is compulsory for all students in Year 10 to study English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Health and Physical Education, Religion and Values.

In addition to core subjects students study TWO electives for one year.

As a requirement of Sirius College’s ‘Early Entry to VCE’ program every Year 10 student completes an additional Unit 1-2 VCE subject in Year 10.

English 6 periods per week
Mathematics 6 periods per week
Science 5 periods per week
Humanities 3 periods per week
Health & Physical Education 3 periods per week
Religion & Values 3 periods per week
Electives TWO electives of 2 periods per week from the list*:

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Music
  • Photography and Digital Media
  • Programming
  • Robotics
  • Textiles
  • Visual Arts
  • Debating and Public Speaking
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Sport Education
  • Civics and Economics
  • Humanities Inquiries
  • Arabic
  • Farming and Gardening
  • Research Science

*availability may vary in each campus

VCE Unit 1&2 ONE study of 5 periods per week from the list*:

  • Biology
  • Business Management
  • Computing
  • Health and Human Development
  • Literature
  • Psychology
  • Turkish
  • Visual Communication Design

*availability may vary in each campus

Students must study a minimum of 12 Units in Year 11. This consists of 5 studies of Unit 1-2 and one study of Unit 3-4 as continuation of ‘Early Entry to VCE’ program.

Subject to school’s consent, higher achieving students according to their Year 10 Mathematics results are given the opportunity to study Unit 3-4 Further Mathematics in Year 11 instead of a Unit 1-2 study.

Each Unit 1-2 study is 5 periods per week and Unit 3-4 study is 6 periods per week. Following studies are offered according to learning area*:

English English
Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • General Mathematics
  • Mathematical Methods
Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology
Humanities
  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Global Politics
  • History
  • Legal Studies
  • Texts and Traditions
Health & Physical Education
  • Health and Human Development
  • Physical Education
Arts
  • Studio Arts
  • Visual Communication Design
Technologies Computing
Languages Turkish

*availability may vary in each campus

Students must study a minimum of 10 Units in Year 12. This consists of 5 studies of Unit 3-4.

Each Unit 3-4 study is 6 periods per week. Following studies are offered according to learning area*:

English English
Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Specialist Mathematics
Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology
Humanities
  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Global Politics
  • History: Revolutions
  • Legal Studies
  • Texts and Traditions
Health & Physical Education
  • Health and Human Development
  • Physical Education
Arts
  • Studio Arts
  • Visual Communication Design
Technologies Informatics

*availability may vary in each campus