Senior School

Senior School – Years 10 to 12 – offers huge choice of VCE subjects and enables students to develop independence, resilience and sense of self-worth. Scholarships available.

VCE subjects

Senior School students can choose a diverse range of pathways to suit their own strengths and interests.

We offer more than 40 different VCE subjects across 12 different faculty areas. Our flexible learning pathways cater for individual student differences, with a focus on teachers being mentors.

Learning pathways include VCE, school-assessed VCE and VET (Vocational Education and Training) via external providers.

Year 10

All Year 10 students study a core program of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Commerce, Personal Development, Ethics and Careers, with a range of elective subjects. Year 10 students may start their VCE in Year 10 depending on Year 9 results.

Beaconhills students traditionally study 12 VCE Units in Year 11 and 10 VCE Units in Year 12.

A structured careers program in Year 10 helps students to decide their future pathways. Students work closely with our Careers Counsellor.

Visit our enrolments page to secure a place in Senior School at Beaconhills College. 

Outdoor and Physical Education
Students hiking in mountains

Outdoor and Physical Education

In Year 10, students can choose a local or international camp experience as part of the Beacon Explorers Program.  An adventure program in New Zealand, a cultural tour through Tasmania’s central highlands or hiking in Victoria’s spectacular high country are just three of the choices. There is also an option to visit East Timor, where the College has a long association helping support schools in remote villages.

VCE subject choices include Physical Education, Health and Human Development, and Outdoor and Environmental Studies.

Performing Arts
Dancer Ruby Thornton-Mackay leaping

Performing Arts

Our performing arts departments have helped launch professional careers in dance, drama and music.

Choirs, dance groups, guitar groups, jazz bands, string orchestras and drama clubs are just some of the ways to be involved. Students perform in annual concerts, at assemblies, in performing arts festivals and musical productions. As with other year levels, private tuition is available.

Excellence awards
Student with his winning Top Design

Excellence awards

Beaconhills has an enviable record of students earning VCE Season of Excellence awards and Premier’s awards, putting at the top of Victorian students in their VCE subjects. Students have earned awards for their work in media, visual arts, performing arts, humanities, commerce and technology subjects, along with Extended Investigation.