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Our rigorous general program

Auburn High School supports all students to engage with our values of Diversity, Aspiration, Respect and Excellence. Our program, grounded in the Victorian Curriculum, is delivered to all students through implementation of our research-based GANAG instructional model and High Yield Teaching Strategies.
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2024 Curriculum Handbook

Year 7 & 8
Our Year 7 program warmly welcomes all students and actively supports their transition to high school. In Years 7 and 8, our students engage in the subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Language, Health, Physical Education, Arts, Technology and Education For Life (E4L). Our unique Education For Life program explicitly teaches learning behaviours that foster a positive growth-mindset. Students experience choice through the selection of their Arts and Technology units including Digital Technologies, Music, Performance and Media Arts.
Year 9 Pathways Stage
In Year 9, students engage in a broad educational program and begin to plan their senior secondary program of study. The students undertake the prescribed Victorian Curriculum and engage in an additional range of engaging programs including the City Project, Education 4 Life and simulated job interviews in liaison with the Rotary Club of Hawthorn. Students have choice from a range of electives in Arts and Technology and from a group of academic extension units designed to support individual student interests and as preparation for their VCE subject choices. Our STEM focus engages students with robotics, coding and design technologies.
Years 10 to 12
Our Year 10 students choose subjects from the English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Language, Health and Physical Education, Arts and Technology learning areas. Year 10 students continue to benefit from our Education For Life program which has a “careers and pathways” focus. All Year 10 students may apply to enter our highly personalised Accelerate VCE Program (AVP) in which students commence VCE Units in Year 10. The AVP enables students to complete additional VCE subjects and potentially access University Enhancement studies in Year 12. Auburn High school offers a broad range of VCE units.
Auburn High School is a school with choices. 

Year 10 is an exciting stage in our students’ lifelong learning pathway. They engage in a broad range of subjects in depth and begin to plan their senior secondary program of study.

Careers planning strategies are in place to help students develop a course that will lead to a senior years pathway that is relevant to their interests and strengths.

We are excited to offer students in Year 10 the opportunity to undertake an accelerated VCE pathway. Acceleration is offered based on student achievement data and learning behaviours. More than 60% of Year 10 students undertaken an accredited VCE subject.

Program Structure

This graphic illustrates the possible pathways for students at Auburn High School upon completion of their Year 7-9 program.

Year 10 Course Selection: Students will receive subject recommendations based on their achievement data and learning behaviours.

Recommendations for Year 9 students heading into Year 10 will include student suitability for acceleration into the VCE. These recommendations are based on:

– Student achievement against the Victorian Curriculum standards

– Progressive Achievement Testing (PAT) data

– NAPLAN data

– Student Learning Behaviour Reports

Auburn High School is an authorised International Baccalaureate World School offering the Diploma Programme. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Auburn High School believes is important for our students. More information on the IB Diploma Programme at AHS can be found in the 10-12 Curriculum Handbook.
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