Middle Years (9-10)

Students in Years 9-10 continue their learning journey at the McAuley Campus in Camperdown. All Year 9’s and 10’s have access to the Middle School Pathways program that aims to provide students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to make informed choices about pathways to work and further education.

Middle School Pathways

Middle School Pathways implies tailoring learning programs to suit students’ interests. Middle School Pathways facilitates:

  • The development of knowledge and employability skills that help prepare students for work and for participation in a broader society – family, community and life-long learning.
  • The development of knowledge and skills that assists students to make informed vocational choices and facilitate pathways to further learning and employment.

Year 9 Core Subjects

  • Religious Education
  • M.E.R.C.Y. (Pastoral Care)
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Health & PE
  • Humanities
  • Personal Development

Year 9 Electives Offered

  • Agricultural Studies
  • STEM
  • Electronics
  • Computer Applications
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Visual Arts
  • Debating
  • French
  • Creative Writing
  • Design Technology – Textiles
  • Design Technology – Woodwork
  • Food Technology
  • Media & Digital Imaging
  • Athletic Football Codes

Year 10 Core Subjects

  • Religious Education
  • M.E.R.C.Y. (Pastoral Care)
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Health & PE
  • Careers

Year 10 Electives Offered

Students can choose up to 4 of the following units.

  • Introduction to Literature (ENG/LIT)
  • Ancient History – Myths, Heroes, Religions and War (HUM)
  • Holocaust Studies (HUM)
  • Why Democracy Matters (HUM)
  • $20 Boss (HUM)
  • A Teenager in Paris (LANG)
  • Being an Exchange Student in France (LANG)
  • Analytical Problem Solving (MATH)
  • Good Foods, Great Health! (HPE)
  • Health Insights (HPE)
  • People and the Environment (HPE/SCI)
  • Energy for Exercise (HPE)
  • Ag in Focus (SCI)
  • STEM (SCI)
  • Design Technology – Wood, Metal and Plastics (TECH)
  • Paddock to Plate (TECH/SCI)
  • Design and Fashion (TECH)
  • Focus on Folio (ARTS)
  • Act and Create (ARTS)
  • Pod Save Australia: Audio and Film Production (ARTS)
  • For the Love of Music (ARTS)
  • Think and Brand (ARTS)

VCE/VET Options

Mercy Regional College supports students who wish to accelerate their learning by studying VCE or VET programs in Year 10. Students and parents are invited to talk with our Senior Pathways Leader and Careers Coordinator to look at what options best suit their individual needs. The offer is made to students in Year 9 during the subject selection process.