Years 7-8 / LEAP

Junior School

The focus of our Year 7 program is to provide our students with exposure to a breadth of subjects and learning areas that challenge and motivated them.

Our students are encouraged to explore their different interests and passions as part of a comprehensive junior school curriculum that sees students engage with a range of core and elective subjects across the two years.

Literacy and Numeracy are key components of our junior school program. All students will undertake a range of writing, reading comprehension, and problem-solving tasks within each study. This supports the development of fundamental skills required for success in their future pathways.

To support our students transition smoothly to secondary school Dromana College has a designated Year 7 area. Students are able to fully engage in their learning programs under the guidance of their junior school teachers. The majority of Year 7 classes will take place in the Year 7 areas, with the exception of some specialist electives.

We operate on a two-week timetable, with form assembly and four 72 minute periods per day.

The Arts and Technology - Students complete one semester each of elective across Year 7 and 8

Year 7 and 8 LEAP Pathway

Dromana College’s LEAP (Learning Enhancement and Acceleration Program) is designed to challenge and develop the individual needs of high ability and highly engaged students. The Year 7 and 8 program caters to the these students by providing them with access to a more demanding curriculum, in a class with peers who are committed to and engaged in learning.

Our approach to teaching and learning within LEAP at Year 7 and 8 is more attuned to the development of high ability students. This approach includes having experienced and accomplished subject teachers for the LEAP class and having the same teacher for English and Humanities and one teacher for Maths and Science.

All LEAP students undertake the two Language studies Indonesian and Japanese.

How to apply for LEAP

LEAP is suitable academically talented students who have a level of maturity and commitment. They need to be capable of learning independently and be able to work in group situations. It is expected that LEAP students and all Year 7 students will have a laptop. Based on these results, students will be offered a place in LEAP for 2022.
Places are limited and are based on academic merit.

Registration OPENS 12 July and closes 1st October

All applicants will sit the exam in October at the college. More information will be sent to all applicants once they have registered their interest