Middle School (Year 9-10) is pivotal time in a student's life where they can personalise their learning. Through MLC's renowned subject breadth, we encourage each student to stretch and challenge themselves. It’s a chance for students to explore new pathways and start the process of identifying what their strengths and interests are.

A central part of Year 9 is experiencing MLC Marshmead or Melbourne Term, and in Year 10 students are able to start studying VCE subjects, where relevant and appropriate.
 
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YEAR 9 SUBJECTS
The Year 9 Curriculum is based around two key principles:
  • Balanced: students study a wide range of learning areas
  • Pathways: Year 9 begins the transition to the senior years.
We believe that a broad and balanced curriculum is the best way to ‘future proof’ our students – to prepare them for an ever-changing world.

Year 9 students also undertake three intedisciplinary studies. Interdisciplinary learning supports students to understand bodies of knowledge from two or more disciplines or subject groups, in order to integrate them and create new understanding.

Students bring together concepts, methods, or forms of communication from two or more disciplines to explain a phenomenon, solve a problem, create a product, or raise a new question in ways that would have been unlikely through a single discipline.
English English
Science Topics include Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Forensic Science
Mathematics Foundation Mathematics
Mathematics
Mathematics Plus
Languages Continuing French
French Partial Immersion
Continuing Chinese B and C
Continuing Japanese
Beginner Spanish
English as an Additional Language
Language and Learning Workshop

As part of the Year 9 Languages curriculum, students concurrently start the VET Certificate II in Applied Language in their chosen second language, a nationally recognised qualification. This is a two year program, concluding with the certification in Year 10.
Humanities Geography
History
Home Economics 
Physical Education
Religion & Society
Art and Design Art
Media Studies
Fashion
Immersion Media (French Immersion Program)
Music Music Industry
Music Performance
Dramatic Arts Drama
 
YEAR 10 CORE SUBJECTS  
English English, English as an Additional Language
Science Science
Applied Science
Mathematics 10 Mathematics
10A Mathematics
10 Mathematics Plus
VCE Foundation Mathematics Units 1 & 2
Languages Chinese or Chinese First Language
French
Japanese
Spanish
VCE Bridging EAL
VCE French Units 1 & 2
VCE Chinese Units 1 & 2
Humanities History
Geography
Religion & Society
Physical Education Recreational Activities
YEAR 10 ELECTIVES
MLC is proud to offer a broad range of subject offerings for our Year 10 students, including the option of studying a VCE subject. Students must choose at least one elective from each category, plus an additional unit unless studying a VCE subject.
THE ARTS
Art
Ceramics and Sculpture
Cinema Studies
Design Technology: Wood
Drama
Fashion
Media Studies
Music Performance
Studio Arts: Photography
Visual Communication Design
VCE VET Music Industry
VCE Music Performance
VCE Studio Arts: Fine Arts
COMMERCE / DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
Accounting
Digital Technology
Economics
Going into Business
The Law and You
VCE Business Management
VCE VET Business
SPECIAL INTEREST
English Language
Food and Fitness
Food for Events
Health and Human Development
Literature
Masterchef MLC
Mathematics Takes You Further
Outdoor Education
Philosophy
Sports Performance and Coaching
Sports Science
Psychology: Stretching the Mind
VCE Biology
VCE Food Studies
VCE Physical Education
VCE VET Sport and Recreation
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Middle School at MLC