An Innovative curriculum for all
The curriculum at Melbourne Girls’ College is designed to equip all girls with the skills and capabilities they need for economic, social and cultural success in the 21st century.
All our students are encouraged to strive for personal excellence in their classroom studies and activities. Goal-setting and organisational skills are an important part of daily life.
The College curriculum covers all Victorian Curriculum Standards as recommended by the Victorian government: discipline-based learning; the Arts, English, Health and Physical Education, Humanities, Languages, Mathematics, Science and technologies, as well as Ethical capabilities, Intercultural Capabilities, Personal and Social Capabilities and Critical and Creative thinking.
Recognising that information literacy – the ability to source and evaluate and use information – is an essential part of all areas of the curriculum. Learning methods and technologies are incorporated into every learning area. The curriculum promotes a problem- solving approach, with girls encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning.
The college offers a broad range of VCE subject choices as well as an exemplary program which allows girls to join vocational courses – from hospitality to multimedia studies – through a cluster of local schools.
MGC has developed a coherent curriculum program with a different focus at each year level based on the following premises. They are that:
• the Years 7 to 10 program includes a number of integrated subjects which make learning more meaningful and authentic
• in-depth learning over long periods of time produces better outcomes for learners, rather than short bursts of individual subjects
• the integration of Information and Communication Technology curriculum delivery enriches and authenticates students’ learning experiences
• the emphasis may change according to the different developmental needs of learners • not all subject areas need to be covered to the same degree every year (something determined during the college’s rigorous annual curriculum reviews)
As well as producing strong academic outcomes, all college programs are structured to develop students’ personal attributes and understanding of the current global context as well as developing their capabilities for future autonomous learning.
Parents and students can access a summary of each unit in Years 7-10, a unit calendar and individual unit descriptions. In order to meet the constantly changing needs of our students the mapping of the curriculum is far from complete, and is being worked on constantly.