There are over 100 electives available to all students at MAC. All classes are vertical classrooms: they have students from different year levels. Whilst no subject is compulsory at the school, all students at the school have chosen an English and Maths subject. This is the result of extensive course counselling and individual learning plans that take place at the school for every student.

Our conversations with students is about their learning, what they would like to learn, the importance of literacy and numeracy and the importance of breadth e.g. have I chosen a science subject, does my plan include the arts, humanities? The individual learning plans are flexible, change from year to year and require a partnership with the student’s parent/guardian. We also work backwards from the senior curriculum to map out their learning to ensure that nothing is left out.

The English and Maths classes are at the appropriate level for each individual student rather than their chronological age. Entry into pre-VCE subjects is based on students’ results and recommendation. However, if a student insists on doing a subject, we do not prevent them from attempting it, as long as it does not interfere with the learning of others or a teacher’s capacity to teach the class.

2020 Booklists 

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Download your 2020 booklist from the list below, pick up a hardcopy of the booklist from the Heads of House office, or order online at using the code: WQ2X

Place your order (online or using the form) BEFORE Friday 13 December to have the books in time for the start of school. You may opt to pick up your books from the school on Tuesday 21 January, or have them delivered to your address.

You can also take booklist to the Retail Service Centre in Pascoe Vale and pick up the books at your convenience. Please note they can become very busy and stock availability cannot always be guaranteed. Details about the service centre are on the form.

If you do not order your books in time, there may be a delay in receiving them.


Mount Alexander College offers three languages on site: Chinese, Italian and Japanese for all year levels. Students can also study other languages, supported by the school, through Distance Education or the Victorian School of Languages.

Each year all students also have an opportunity to participate in an international tour. The tours alternate year to year from China to Italy.

Contact the school if you would like to find out more about the language program, or overseas tours.