Developing a Sense of Achievement
The Senior School, from Year Nine to Year Twelve, continues to build upon partnerships in education between teachers, parents and students where everyone is valued and respected as a contributor. Developing new, and consolidating existing, capabilities in learning across the curriculum equips students to make informed choices about their future. As a non-selective school, we admit students at all levels of ability. We pride ourselves on the achievement of enhanced academic outcomes and personal best performance through our broad, well-balanced and comprehensive curriculum. Opportunities for differentiated learning pathways are supported with a strong emphasis on core subjects in conjunction with a wide range of elective subjects to suit individual interests. Engaging and authentic teaching and learning practices that integrate various learning technologies prepare our students for life beyond school.
Academic integrity and rigour reinforce the College's philosophy of promoting a culture where learning and scholastic extension are highly regarded. Examinations, common assessment tasks and tests are an integral part of the curriculum. We follow the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Year Eleven and Twelve students complete the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).
Careers Education and Pathways
Cathedral College recognises the need to equip students to adapt to changeable and challenging times. The College's career development program assists students to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies necessary to successfully manage their careers. This is done in a structured and meaningful way through a range of programs, including:
- Weekly Work Education classes for Year Ten students addressing the key areas of personal management, learning and work exploration, and career-building.
- School Work Experience program
- Visits to career expos and tertiary open days
- Career information sessions and guest speakers