Course details

CRICOS course code: 083279D

Level of study: Secondary school



Balcombe Grammar School’s curriculum has been crafted specifically to respond to the needs and beliefs of our school community. It reflects the most current research in education and ensures teaching is concept-driven, so that learning engages and motivates students.

Year 7 - 8

From Year 7 to 8, our emphasis is on an effective transition from Primary to Secondary School. As students move into an extended range of subjects, the curriculum prioritizes the consolidation of core skills in literacy and numeracy, developing new routines and maintaining the joy of learning in a new context.

Year 7 to 8 at Balcombe Grammar School is structured around a curriculum that provides strong foundations for future studies.

In Year 7, students study a range of ‘traditional’ core studies, including English, Mathematics, Humanities, Science, Physical Education and Religion. Students experience a semester of language study in Japanese and a semester of French and a range of specialist subjects including Studio Art & Design, Performing Arts, Digital Makers and Product Design and Technology. Involvement in an Active Community Program completes the program.

In Year 8 the program continues with specialist subjects including Media Performance, Ceramics, Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing and Graphic Art and Design.

Year 9

Year 9 students need to be actively engaged in their learning. The Year 9 program at Balcombe Grammar School balances curriculum in traditional disciplines to enhance literacy and numeracy, with opportunities for holistic, connected learning designed to develop a range of 21C skills. It is an active, challenging curriculum that fosters and rewards student investment, energy and enterprise.

Each Year 9 student is supported by the curriculum, staff, parents and their peers to make an investment in their own learning. We know, that to be really engaged, students have to care about the outcomes of their learning and need to put some of themselves into their learning. Their opinions, their goals, their ability to seek feedback and their preparedness to have their ideas tested, all lead to greater investment in what they are doing. This invested approach, in turn, leads to greater opportunities for growth.

Year 10 - 12

The Year 10 program at Balcombe Grammar School allows students to select from more than forty subject options, including a range of subjects which provide for acceleration into the VCE.

Students in Year 10 are given increased responsibility for their course selection and begin to develop more individualized pathways. Core offerings in English, Maths, Science and the Humanities ensure all senior pathways remain open to students, whilst a broad elective program gives them opportunities to develop skills and experience in a range of interest areas. Students in Year 10 may also choose to extend themselves by undertaking a Unit 1 and 2 VCE subject.

In Years 11 and 12, students undertake the VCE and choose from a rich and diverse range of subject offerings enabling students to specialize in areas of interest and requirement for future studies and career options. In the VCE, students generally study six subjects in Year 11 and five in Year 12.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Year 7 - 9 Fees: 20,000.00 per year; Year 10 - 12 Fees: 22,000.00 per...
Read moreYear 7 - 9 Fees: 20,000.00 per year; Year 10 - 12 Fees: 22,000.00 per year ( This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year)
15 Apr 2020
14 Jul 2020
06 Oct 2020
312 weeks Full time Balcombe Grammar School
389 Nepean Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3934


Balcombe Grammar School
389 Nepean Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3934
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