Student Learning

Brentwood Secondary College is a vibrant learning community where all students are supported and encouraged to achieve success and to pursue excellence.

All students at Brentwood Secondary College are encouraged to set learning goals, to be reflective and to do their personal best. The school day is divided into six, forty-eight minute periods. The year 7-10 curriculum is centred upon the Victorian Essential Learning Standards and incorporates the Australian Curriculum for English, Mathematics, History and Science (AusVELS). Year 7-10 students at Brentwood study subjects from each of the AusVELS Domains. For more information about AusVELs please visit the AusVELS website

Students can elect to participate in the Instrumental Music program which provides students with the opportunity to learn an instrument and to perform in an ensemble.

Students entering Brentwood Secondary College at Year 7 have the opportunity to apply for a place in the Curriculum Enrichment Program. The program is offered to Year 7 students who demonstrate academic skills above those of their peer group.

See the further entrance test registration details.

In Years 8 and 9, students undertake a core curriculum and access an increasingly broad range of units of study that are organised on an elective basis.

In Years 9 and 10 students are encouraged to experience a wide range of subjects.  Providing students with the opportunity to discover a passion is a guiding philosophy at year 9.  Senior school is an opportunity to specialise and for students to narrow their focus to specific areas of interest in their study of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).