Deep Learning – Extension Program for Year 9 and 10 Students

The Deep Learning Pathway is an exciting select entry extension program that is designed to allow academically ready students to specialise their learning in certain subject areas, gaining access to a rigorous curriculum that includes challenging content and inquiry-based learning.

Students can specialise in the areas of English and Humanities, taking an extension English class, Literature and 12 months of their chosen Humanities, either History or Economics & Legal Studies. Students can also specialise in the areas of Mathematics and Sciences, being part of an extension Mathematical Methods class and having additional periods of Science where they undertake inquiry-based learning. Some students are able to specialise in all areas.

Students in Year 10 may apply to take advanced placement in a Unit 1 & 2 VCE subject. These students may also take Introduction to Extended Investigation, which is an inquiry-based learning unit where students are able to pursue academic research in a field of their interest.

Entry Requirements:

  • English and Humanities pathway: average of B or above in English and/or Literature.
  • STEM pathway: average of a B or above in Maths and Science.
  • 90% Attendance in the most recent Semester.
  • Demonstrated College school values of Aspiring to Achieve, Strengthening the Community and Respecting Ourselves and Others.

Interested students may speak to Mr Troy or Ms Howard for more information and how to apply.


Deep Learning Program Scholarships

Our College has scholarships available for a limited number of places in the Deep Learning Program for entry at Year 9 or 10.

Scholarships are valued at $500 and are redeemable against College textbooks, uniform and devices.

Equality of opportunity underpins our Scholarships Program. Selection is based on a written application and interview. Students are also required to present their reports for the last 12 months and secondary NAPLAN results, as well as any additional information about their participation in extra-curricular or community activities, and awards and certificates received. Applicants are not required to sit an entry exam.

New and current students are welcome to apply. External students should contact the school to enquire about the enrolment process. 

Deep Learning Scholarships for entry in Year 9 or 10 in 2025 will open in Term 3, 2024. Application forms are available on this webpage or at the school. For more information please contact the school on 8312 0200.