The Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) allows students to complete Years 7-10 in three years. This program at Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College is a Victorian Government, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development accredited Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) program. Learning is designed to actively engage students whilst promoting independence and excellence. ALP students are offered the same opportunities as others in the college.
Core studies/subjects/activities will be studied as premised under the Victorian Essential Learning Standards in the areas of Discipline-Based Learning, Physical, Personal & Social Learning and Interdisciplinary Learning.
In Languages other than English, students study one language for the duration of the program depending on the year of entry.
The process for admission to the Accelerated Learning Program is via formal testing, interview with the prospective student and recommendations from the parents/guardians and primary school teacher. Each year the College offers up to 25 places in this program as part of the Year 7 intake. Parents/Guardians should carefully consider the idea of acceleration to ensure that this type of learning is appropriate for your daughter.
The prospective students are required to submit an application form along with payment, for their enrolment into the testing process. Interview between the student and a teacher representative from MFGSC will be carried out at the College. Your daughter’s Grade 6 teacher will be required to complete a questionnaire that will be returned to the College Year 7 Level Manager. Parents/Guardians will also be asked to complete a questionnaire. Formal testing will be conducted in May and successful applicants will be notified during June.
WHAT COMES AFTER YEAR 9?
Students receive guidance to assist them in their decision regarding a pathway through the Later Years.
This could be:
– To finalise their secondary program in less than six years by completing a VCE program over two years.
– To extend the VCE over three years and possibly include Year 10 subjects, VET studies, exchange programs, TAFE or Year 13 enhancement studies to extend their knowledge. There is also the possibility of obtaining a School Based Apprenticeship where students can work one day a week and gain a TAFE qualification.
– To include Year 10 in their Later Years Program and commence VCE the following year.