Middle School at Methodist Ladies' College responds to the learning and developmental needs of Years 9 and 10 students through the provision of a diverse, engaging and challenging curriculum, as well as extensive co-curricular, community and leadership opportunities.
Academic programs in Middle School are designed to give students a balanced curriculum that will provide access to the range of pathways offered in the Senior School. Within a framework of ‘guided choice’, students are encouraged to develop areas of interest or just try new subjects.
Alongside the wide range of subject choices available at the Kew campus, The majority of Year 9 students elect to spend a term at MLC Marshmead, our residential campus located within the Croajingolong National Park near Mallacoota. Alternatively take part in the Melbourne Term program. The MLC Marshmead program is based around concepts of community and sustainability and students learn through very practical, authentic and relevant experiences, learning by living. The Melbourne Term program gives students the opportunity to access, investigate and contribute to the wider Melbourne environment and to interact with a diverse range of people in the community. A key focus of the program is the development of independence, both in the approaches to academic work and the exploration of Melbourne and beyond.
In Year 10, the focus turns to future pathways and student choice is broadened, including the opportunity to apply to take on a VCE Unit 1 and 2 subject. Importantly, the study of an additional language beyond English is maintained, keeping open all Senior School pathways. Throughout the year, MLC Careers staff provide support to students, assisting them in course and subject choices for their Senior School years and beyond.
There are so many different things to try at MLC and even though you might not think you’d be good at something, once you’ve experienced it, you end up thinking ‘wow, I could potentially do this as a career’ Anastasia, Year 10 student
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