Year 10
Year 10
Classroom with Whiteboard

The Murdoch Program

The Murdoch Program has a rich history and is well respected by students and the College community, with a tradition of producing outstanding academic achievement in VCE and building and developing student leadership and community involvement. The Murdoch 10 Program is designed to capitalise on the outstanding achievement of so many of our students in Years 7, 8 and 9 and provide a spring board into the senior pathways. The program will allow this group of students to remain connected through studying the same core subjects, with the same high expectations that have been established and embedded in the Murdoch Program 7-9 making their transition into Senior School a successful one.

Program into Year 10 and beyond. The Murdoch Program at Elisabeth Murdoch College is a challenging program aimed at students in Year 10 who endeavour to excel in their academic studies in Mathematics and the Sciences. Elisabeth Murdoch College acknowledges that the learning needs of "gifted and talented" students are often significantly different to those of their peers, and we strive to provide an innovative curriculum that encourages students to become independent, lifelong learners. Students will be encouraged to develop their potential through extension activities with our partner Universities and the wider community. Emphasis is placed on building upon students' analytical and reasoning capacity with a focus on teaching students to think critically, work collaborativley, and develop higher order thinking skills. We strongly recommend a student considering this option  include a VCE or VET subject in their program.

As a student are you;

  • Ready to have a real voice in your learning?
  • Wanting to be empowered to take control of your learning?
  • Wanting to be challenged?
  • Wanting to develop your knowledge and understanding of self?
  • Striving to be the best you can be?
  • Looking for the competitive advantage?
  • Wanting to be extended and enriched?
  • Wanting to become a leader and take an active role in our community?
  • Looking to develop the skills and attitudes to be successful in your chosen academic pathway?
  • Wanting to have the best opportunity for success in your VCE?
  • Wanting to be exposed to the entire curriculum?

The program

Students will study the core curriculum of English, Maths and Industry and Enterprise and a VCE study within the Murdoch 10 program and choice the remaining elective blocks. The program is designed to challenge students in the 8 key curriculum areas of English, Maths, Science, SOSE, Health and PE, Art, Technology and LOTE. – if they choose to.

Sample program: the core subjects are in bold

SEMESTER ONE

SEMESTER TWO

Murdoch English

Murdoch English

Murdoch Maths

Murdoch Maths

I &E

Elective Choice Year 10

Elective Choice VCE / VET

Elective Choice VCE / VET

Elective Choice Year 10 VCE / VET

Elective Choice Year 10 VCE / VET

Elective Choice Year 10

Elective Choice Year 10

Application process

Students wanting to access the Murdoch 10 Program from within the Murdoch Program 7-9 will need to apply via the writing of a 1 page application indicating why they want to participate in Murdoch 10 and what qualities and attributes they bring to the program. Where a space becomes available within the Murdoch 10 Program students will need to apply via the usual Murdoch Process of portfolio and application interview.