While most classes are taught at Gleeson College by Gleeson staff, being on a shared campus students have the opportunity to also study subjects at either of the other schools. This provides the widest possible range of subjects that can be chosen.
The following is an overview of subjects offered at Gleeson College:
In Year 7, all students study Religious Education, English, Humanities and Social Sciences, Digital Technologies, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education, The Arts, Technologies and Italian or Japanese. Two key teachers work closely together with one class to deliver the core subjects of Religious Education, English, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Science. Students are exposed to all of The Arts through the course of the year; Visual Art, Dance, Drama and Music. In Health and PE, students have the option to participate in either of the College's Specialist Sports Programs; Netball or World Football.
In Year 8, all students study Religious Education, English, Humanities and Social Sciences, Digital Technologies, Mathematics and Science. Two key teachers work closely together with one class to deliver these subjects. All Year 8 students study Italian or Japanese, and Health and PE. In addition, students will study two terms from the Arts Learning Area (Visual Art, Dance, Drama, Music) and one semester from the Technologies Learning Area (Cultural Technologies - Italian/Japanese, Design and Technology, Digital Technologies, Food and Textiles Technology). In Health and PE, students have the option to participate in either of the College's Specialist Sport Programs; Netball or World Football.
In Year 9, all students study Religious Education, English, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Science. All Year 9 students study Health and PE. Students can choose to study four semesters from the Arts Learning Area (Music, Dance, Drama, Visual Art), Technologies Learning Area (Design and Technology, Digital Technologies, Digital Design, Fashion and Jewellery Design, Food and Textiles Technology), Languages Learning Area (Italian, Japanese), HaSS Learning Area (Business Innovation) and Science Learning Area (STEM - Math and Science Focus, STEM - Technology and Engineering Focus). In Health and PE, students have the option to participate in either of the College's Specialist Sport Programs; Netball, Women's Australian Rules Football (AFLW) or World Football.
In Year 10, all students study six core subjects (English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education - Essential, History and Religious Education) and the Personal Learning Plan (PLP), which contributes 10 credit points, at Stage 1 level, towards the SACE. The students are able to choose another three semesters from the list of subjects offered.
World Football and Netball Programs: A dedicated World Football Specialist Program and Netball Specialist Program are offered at Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 for those students with a keen interest in further developing their skills in the sport. Note this course is offered as an alternative to the Health & PE (Essential) course. As this is a popular alternative, a process is in place to select students for this course. Students interested in being considered for these programs should contact the Sports Development Coordinator.
At Gleeson College, all Stage 1 students study the equivalent of seven full year subjects (or 14 semester subjects). This is 140 credits towards the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). Stage 1 students must study: Religion Studies for two semesters, Research Project for one semester, English (Literacy) for two semesters and a least one semester of Mathematics (Numeracy). In addition to these compulsory requirements, students choose their remaining eight semesters of work from any other subjects offered at Stage 1, or in some individual cases, Stage 2 (students who demonstrate excellence in their studies may be accelerated to the higher level of study).
At Gleeson College, Stage 2 students study the equivalent of four full year subjects. Together with Religion Studies, this means a total of 90 credits towards their SACE. The Research Project worth 10 credits may be studied at Stage 2 level, if not previously completed in Stage 1.
It is possible for a senior student in certain circumstances to select one subject offered at one of the other schools on the campus. This would be negotiated, for example, if a difficult combination of subjects did not meet the Gleeson line structure and it demonstrates one of the advantages of a shared campus.
N.B. The subjects listed for Stage 1 and Stage 2 are offered to students - whether they proceed depends upon sufficient numbers choosing them.
**PLEASE REFER TO THE 2021 CURRICULUM TABLE ABOVE WHICH DETAILS THE FLOW OF EACH SUBJECT FROM YEAR 7 TO YEAR 12**