During these years of significant intellectual, emotional and social development, PLC girls define their individual strengths and aspirations in an environment focused on both wellbeing and academic achievement.

With strong skills and understandings from the programme, the focus shifts to applying skills and understandings to support critical thinking and a broader understanding of the world around them.

Mastery of Content, Concepts and Skills

In Years 9 and 10, girls learn in a concept-based, mastery-driven framework. Expert subject-based knowledge and skills are framed around deep, transferable understandings and real-life situations. Students are engaged as active participants in their learning: they select, seek out and master content, skills and understandings in the pursuit of excellence in their chosen fields and interests.

Learning is refined through a cycle of formative assessment and knowledge/skills development. Assessment is not just of learning, but also for learning. Students are able to access course content and feedback in a way that gives them more control over their own learning. Feedback is recorded and presented to students and parents in such a way to maximise students’ ability to improve their performance, rather than simply acknowledging it.

Our programmes uniquely developed for this age group include:

  • Canberra tour with Scotch College in Year 9
  • Outdoor Education programmes in Years 9 – 10
  • International trips and exchanges in Year 10
  • National and international Service Learning tours
  • Wellbeing programme with a focus on character, mental toughness and mental health promotion
  • Personalised wellbeing profiling
  • Personalised learning profiling