Geelong High School delivers its curriculum in a unique way; through the Individual Learning Pathways Program (ILP). In the ILP a variety of semester length units are offered from each of the following Key Learning Areas:
Health, Physical Education and Sport
Languages: Japanese and German
Technology and Materials technology Units range in levels from A-D, Level A being the equivalent of year 8 working up to Level D which provides extension at year 10. Students select units based on their interests and abilities and a specific program is tailored for them accordingly.
Classes are organised vertically, and as such generally include a mixture of students from different year levels.
This is complemented by a mixed year-level Home Group, which meets for two periods a week providing the opportunity for pastoral care, private study and a range of other activities aimed at building relationships, House affiliation and School connectedness.
The ILP stands for the following:
students select programs based on their interests and abilities
the prime aim is to engage students in their learning and enhance their learning potential
students plan years 8, 9 and 10 to meet their VCE and post school aspirations
Students complete a set number of units over the 3 years of the ILP, thus ensuring they maintain a balanced program. Students study 6 units a semester; 36 units over three years.
All curriculum is based on the Victorian Learning Essential standards (the VELS) and meets the requirements of Geelong High School’s goals and priorities. The ILP is currently being reviewed as the school will be transitioning into the new Australian Curriculum in 2013.