Middle Years

​Middle Years

In the Middle Years at Carmel College, our learners engage in learning experiences that are relevant and challenging. We recognise that students joining the Carmel College community come from a variety of primary school experiences, and so these early years of high school consist of a consolidation of their previous studies, as well as engaging in new and exciting curriculum areas.

For students transitioning into Year 7, we have a handy cheat sheet from BCE that answers some frequently asked questions: Starting high school_FAQ.docx.pdf

The table below indicates the connections between subject studies in Middle Years, Year 10 Pre-Senior subjects offered and the corresponding Senior subjects offered in Year 11 and 12.

Year 7,8 & 9Year 10 Pre-Senior SubjectSenior (Year 11 & 12) Subject
Religious EducationReligious Education
​Study of Religion

Religion and Ethics
Essential EnglishEssential English (Applied)
MathematicsMathematical MethodsMathematical Methods
Mathematics ExtensionSpecialist Mathematics
General MathematicsGeneral Mathematics
Core MathematicsEssential MathematicsEssential Mathematics (Applied)
Science Extension

HumanitiesHumanities​Modern History

Ancient History


Tourism (Applied)
Food TechnologyFood and NutritionFood and Nutrition
Textiles TechnologyTextiles and FashionFashion​ (Applied)
HospitalityHospitalityHospitality (Certificate II and III)
Physical EducationPhysical EducationPhysical Education
Health and Physical Education
Health and Physical Education
Health Education

Fitness (Certificate III with Cert II Sport and Rec embedded)
Economics and BusinessEconomics and Business


Business and/or

Business (Certificate III)
CivicsLegal Studies
Digital MediaInformation and Communication Technologies (Applied)
Design TechnologyDesign TechnologyDesign
Industrial Technology (Trades)Industrial Technology (Trades)
Industrial Technology Skills (applied)

Construction (Certificate I)

Engineering Pathways (Metal) (Certificate II)
The Arts – DanceDanceDance
The Arts – DramaDrama​Drama
The Arts – MusicMusicMusic
The Arts – Visual ArtVisual ArtVisual Art
Early Childhood Education and Care (Certificate III)​