Senior School


The Senior School at Frankston High School includes students from Years 11 and 12 and embraces the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses. We are the only school on the Mornington Peninsula with a designated Senior Campus with state of the art, flexible and collaborative learning spaces which provides for an adult learning environment, with a strong culture of academic excellence. The focus is to create a positive culture and maximise student learning and success. View our VCE Results here

A wide range of VCE subjects are offered and students study 12 units in Year 11 and 10 units in Year 12.

VCE STUDIES

  • ENGLISH
    English, Literature, English as an Additional Language
  • MATHEMATICS
    Foundation Mathematics, General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics, Specialist Mathematics
  • SCIENCE
    Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Psychology
  • TECHNOLOGY
    Information Technology, IT Applications, IT Software and Development, Food Studies, Design and Technology
  • LOTE
    French, Japanese
  • HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
    Health and Human Development, Physical Education, Outdoor and Environmental Studies
  • THE ARTS
    Art, Studio Art, Visual Communication and Design, Drama, Media Studies, Music Solo Performance
  • HUMANITIES
    Twentieth Century History, History Revolutions, Geography, Business Management, Legal Studies, Accounting, Economics

VET STUDIES

Frankston High School offers VET programs in conjunction with Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) . These courses are taken concurrently with students’ VCE studies.

Studies include

  • Building and Construction
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Community Services
  • Plumbing
  • Automotive
  • Engineering
  • Equine Studies
  • Animal Studies
  • Hospitality
  • Laboratory Skills

Students who undertake a VET subject may apply to undertake the study – Structured Workplace Learning Recognition. This program connects students through their VET subject to the workplace. It provides authentic, real life experiences where students undertake 10 – 20 days of work placement throughout the year.

FURTHER OPPORTUNITIES

The curriculum encourages students to extend themselves and pursue their interests by accelerating into subjects in the next year level.

  • Approximately 50% of our Year 10 students select to accelerate into Unit 1 and 2 VCE by undertaking a study in an area of interest.
  • Similarly 50% of students accelerate into a Unit 3 and 4 VCE study in Year 11.
  • Selected students have the opportunity to undertake a University Enhancement Study in Year 12.

We have a close partnership with Monash University and through our Schools Access Monash Program students embrace the wide range of aspirational opportunities and activities on tertiary education and career pathways.

Students have access to a wide array of prestigious scholarships and leadership programs including the Kwong Lee Dow Scholarship to the University of Melbourne and the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership Awards.

We are very proud of our outstanding VCE results and the large number of students who enter their preferred tertiary education pathway. The school offers extensive careers counselling and support services to maximise the learning opportunities for all students. High expectations amongst staff and students and a collaborative work ethic among staff, students and their families ensures a strong focus on success in both the senior years and tertiary study.

We support all students to make informed choices based on their abilities, interests and career aspirations for the future. Our focus is to ensure that every student is given every opportunity to achieve their very best.