Learning in the Later Years

At Forest Hill College, we focus on ensuring each student achieves the best possible educational outcomes.

We are proud of our senior students, many of whom achieve outstanding results. Students at Forest Hill College have received perfect study scores of 50 and Premier’s Awards acknowledging their achievement. Our students access a wide variety of pathways at the end of their secondary education with the majority being offered tertiary entrance including scholarships to study at Monash and Deakin Universities.

As students transition into later years the opportunities to refine their pathways open up and students are provided with a diverse range of subjects from all areas of the curriculum. We provide a dedicated Later Years Study Centre where they work independently and focus on achieving their academic goals. From Year 10 onwards our students are encouraged to undertake VCE/VET units of study to assist in preparing them for the rigors of a full VCE/VET program the following year.

Our GROWTH Program continues into Year 10 through special events, activities and assemblies with a focus on further developing the learning behaviors/study skills and employability skills that will bring about success in their studies and later life. Students receive dedicated course counselling and pathways planning and have opportunities to engage with TAFE and Universities as a result of the many partnerships that we have forged with Deakin University, Box Hill Institute and Holmesglen TAFE.

Enriching Learning in the Later Years

At Year 10 the AcE program continues in Mathematics and English and is complemented by electives such as Philosophy and Bond with Science. Students are encouraged to early access of VCE/VET Studies, which can assist in maximizing their tertiary entrance scores.

Students in the International Football and Tennis programs continue and are complemented by a broad range of electives including access to a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation an additional qualification that also contributes to their tertiary entrance score at the end of Year 12.

The International Football and Tennis programs continue to access the applied practical component to develop and maintain high performance. This targeted and expertly delivered aspect of the curriculum develops the athlete in the areas of recovery and performance, fitness profiling and conditioning along with the fundamental concepts of the appropriate sport.


For more information about the Later Years at Forest Hill College contact:

Staff Member Role Email
Jesse Blowers Later Years Sub-school Leader j.blowers@fhc.vic.edu.au
Samantha Smith Year 10 Leader s.smith@fhc.vic.edu.au
David Cutler Year 11 Leader d.cutler@fhc.vic.edu.au
Ashlea Gell Year 12 Leader a.gell@fhc.vic.edu.au