At Coburg High School, we offer a highly structured curriculum with comprehensive and viable subject pathways accessible through our online curriculum (COGS). Below is a snapshot of how the curriculum interface appears to students when they log into the school COGS portal:

There are three overarching stages of learning that students progress through:

  • Years 7 & 8Breadth Curriculum: we teach and learn the full range of subjects in the Victorian Curriculum, develop critical and creative thinking skills, build strong ethical and intercultural capabilities, and explore and discover new talents and interests
  • Years 9 & 10Pathways Curriculum: we engage in an even wider ranging curriculum, while beginning to specialise in particular subject areas
  • Years 11 & 12—Either
  • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE): increasing independence and subject specialisation (some VET available)
  • Victorian Certificate of Education Vocational Major (VCE VM): vocational and applied learning program allowing students to pursue their strengths and interests needed to succeed in further education, work and life (no ATAR received and VET studies are compulsory)

This is a sample of the school-designed curriculum interface that students use at Coburg High School.

The following document is a summary of the curriculum offered at Coburg High School from Years 7 to 12:

Coburg High School Curriculum Overview


Time Period
9.00am – 10.00am Period 1
10.00am – 11.00am Period 2
11.00am – 11.30am Recess
11.30pm – 12.30pm Period 3
12.30pm – 1.30pm Period 4
1.30pm – 2.15pm Lunch
2.15pm – 3.15pm Period 5
3.15pm Dismissal


Subjects Year 7 Year 8 Years 9 & 10
PE, Health & Sport
The Arts  Electives
LOTE: Chinese or Spanish  Electives
Technology   Electives
Homegroup / Co-Curricular / Sport  ♦
25 periods per week 25 periods per week 25 periods per week


The Years 9 & 10 Elective Handbooks have full details of the electives subjects on offer to students at Coburg High School.

The handbooks can be accessed here:

Year 9 Elective Handbook

Year 10 Elective Handbook

VCE Elective Handbook

VCE VM Elective Handbook