Curriculum Overview

​St Benedict's College is committed to providing high quality, contemporary education in a Catholic context.  We support and encourage all students to become successful life long learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens able to contribute fully to their community and the world in which they live.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Middle Years (Years​ 7 and 8)

In the Middle Years, our curriculum offerings provide students the opportunity to engage in a range of courses to suit all learning pathways.

Students will study seven subjects in each term across Years 7 and 8:

  • Religion, English, Mathematics and Science are compulsory for study across Year 7 and 8
  • History and HPE are compulsory for one semester in both years
  • Students rotate through elective subjects over the two years so that all students have the opportunity to engage in all electives twice across the two years of learning.

Detailed information about core courses, elective courses and subject pathways can be found in the Year 7 and 8 Subject Handbook.


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Lower Senior Years (​Years 9 and 10)

Year 9 provides the opportunity to begin to explore different subject options.  This is further enhanced in Year 10 where students have the opportunity to engage in vocational learning, the world of work or our specially devised pathways program. We make every effort and commitment to offer a broad range of subjects in order to cater for the individual needs of students enrolled at the College.  Students will study seven subjects in each semester across Years 9 and 10:

  • Religion, English, Mathematics and Science are compulsory for study over all semesters
  • History and HPE are compulsory for one semester in both years
  • Students are therefore able to choose two elective subjects each semester over the two years.  We strongly encourage students to choose a range of subjects in order to give them a broad and balanced education across a range of learning areas.

Detailed information about core courses, elective courses and subject pathways can be found in the Year 9 and 10 Subject Handbook.

2024 Year 9 and 10 Subject Handbook

​Senior Years (Years​ 11 and 12)

Senior Studies covers both ATAR eligible and Non-ATAR eligible subjects, and allows for Vocational Education​​ and Training (VET) options to cater for the wide variety of pathway options such as the world of work, apprenticeships/traineeships, TAFE or University study. We have an extensive selection of ATAR, Non-ATAR and VET subjects for students to choose from, covering all learning areas. Our students also have the opportunity to study University subjects during their senior years. 

See Senior Pathways section for more information. 

The Year 11 and 12 Subject Handbook is designed to help students plan their course of study and to allow them to experience different subjects in more depth so they can plan their career pathway effectively. 

2024 Year 11 and 12 Subject Handbook


​Learning Enhancement 

Support is given to students to realise their potential by providing a structured system of assistance to students who require further support to enable them to better access the curriculum, and for those who require extension to their curriculum.

Our weekly Homework Club assists students in managing their time as well as offering them on the spot assistance with any learning queries.​