The Trinity College Foundation Studies curriculum is specifically designed to give students a foundation for success at the best Australian and overseas universities.
A Unique Curriculum
The university environment requires students to speak in front of others; work in groups; develop an argument; and be creative, constructive, analytical and critical. The academic skills and critical thinking outcomes of the core curriculum give students the confidence and ability to achieve success in their future studies.
MAIN AND FAST TRACK INTAKES
Students study five subjects, comprising two compulsory core subjects and three electives. The unique core curriculum is specifically for developing intellectual breadth.
Elective subjects are chosen depending upon the student’s particular areas of study interest at the University of Melbourne. Certain electives such as Mathematics 1 and science subjects are prerequisites for entry to some faculties at the University, and students will need to have prior knowledge of the subject.
COMPREHENSIVE EXTENDED INTAKES
These intakes allow students from some countries to commence the program at a different phase of their secondary schooling. (They effectively replace the final year of schooling in their home country.) Over 20 weeks, students consolidate and develop their language skills and other curriculum areas to provide opportunity for success in the following Main Program.
Note: Accounting, Mathematics 2, Media and Communications and Music cannot be taken within this intake.
*no prior knowledge of the subject required
History of Ideas
More information about core subjects
Students study three elective subjects from the following selection:
- Environments & Development
- Mathematics 1
- Mathematics 2
- Media & Communications
- Music (Practical)
Students selecting Mathematics 2 must also select Mathematics 1. Availability of electives may be subject to student numbers in smaller intakes. Prerequisite subjects will always be offered.
More information about Foundation Studies elective subjects.
All subjects are assessed by a combination of tests, work throughout the year and a final exam. Assessment is designed to enable students to achieve results that show their full potential, and may vary from year to year.
Reports are made available to parents or guardians through a secure parents portal, and a copy given to the student.