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Curriculum Overview

Senior School Curriculum 

The curriculum at O’Loughlin Catholic College in the Senior School is aligned with the requirements of external authorities, such as the South Australian Certification of Education (SACE), Australian Curriculum, Vocational Education Training (VET) in Secondary Schools, and Catholic Education Northern Territory (CENT). This allows for a rich and varied curriculum to be offered to all students with a high degree of relevance to student needs and chosen pathways.

Students in Year 10 will mainly study courses outlined within the Australian Curriculum – with the remainder of the subjects coming directly from the SACE Board Stage One courses. The Religious Education program in Year 10 is guided by the CENT. 

All Stage 1 and 2 courses offered in Year 10, 11 and 12 follow the SACE Board subjects. VET in Secondary Schools are optional courses available to students from Year 9 to 12

O’Loughlin Catholic College provides an environment which encourages students to become responsible individuals, enabling them to make informed choices in a changing world.

For detailed information on available courses at the College please read the Senior School Prospectus 2021, available to download below.


Years 7, 8 and 9 Curriculum

The purpose of the Middle School at O’Loughlin Catholic College is to provide a caring, supportive and motivating environment for students undertaking the transition from Primary School to the organisational and learning demands of Year 7, 8 and 9.  The core focus of this concept is to have a more integrated approach to curriculum and school organisation.

Academically, the College strives to cultivate intellectual values in a wide range of disciplines. To maintain a contemporary approach to teaching and learning, the College’s aim is to promote in students a sense of integrity, respect for truth, openness and other scholarly virtues.

All students study core subjects over three years consisting of Religious Education, Mathematics, Humanities, Science, and Physical Education.  The other subjects will be studied as part of the elective program.  Students in Year 7 and 8 will study a selection of compulsory electives.  Upon entering into Year 9, students make their own selection of elective subjects.

For further information view the Middle School Prospectus (this is currently under review for 2021).