Senior School

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

Senior School student pathways

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.

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.

Outdoor and Physical Education

Outdoor and Physical Education

In Year 10, students can select a camp option,  from snow-skiing to sea-kayaking, surfing, rock-climbing or art exploration in Jabiru, Northern Territory. In non-Covid times, students also have an option of a 10-day international experience such as East Timor.

In the senior years, there are a range of health and physical education electives. For VCE, subject choices include Physical Education, Health and Human Development, and Outdoor and Environmental Studies.

Performing arts

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
Beaconhills College student receiving award

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.