Patterson River Secondary College provides a specialised program for academically high achieving students.

This program goes beyond the offerings available in a SEAL Program by providing like-minded students with the opportunity to not only excel in their core subjects but to also develop highly sought after job transferable skills such as:

  • Creativity
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Public Speaking
  • Team Work.

Enhanced Learning:

  • Enriched curriculum
  • Targeted skill development
  • Participation in ICAS – nationally accredited testing
  • Expected involvement in extra curricula school based programs, eg Performing Arts Program/Interschool Sports/Leadership
  • 6 monthly diagnostic Reading & Numeracy Assessments through ACER, Skill based goal setting and reflection
  • Monash University Engineering Holiday Extension Program

Multi-discipline Skill Focus:

  • Personal learning
  • Thinking skills
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking

Enhanced Learning:

  • Pathway based elective program
  • Community based learning program
  • University visits
  • Frontiers of Science Program (Monash Uni)
  • ‘VCE experience’ in senior classes to assist subject selections

Multi-discipline Skill Focus:

  • Study & revision skills
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Community
  • Personal learning

Year 10

Accelerated Learning:

  • Individually tailored educational program based on future pathway
  • Opportunity to complete two Unit 1 & 2 subjects in Year 10
  • Pathway linked Work Experience

Multi-discipline Skill Focus:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Study & revision skills
  • Critical thinking

Years 11 & 12

Supported Learning:

  • Access to University Enhancement VCE subjects
  • Attendance at after school tuition sessions
  • Access to VET subjects as a part of the VCE program

Multi-discipline Skill Focus:

  • Ethics
  • Leadership
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Critical thinking

EXCEL (Academic) Testing

Expressions of interest close Friday 30th of April 2021
Testing: Wednesday 5th of May 2021
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