Our Edge Program:

At FCAC, we are preparing our students to have the Edge in a modern workforce by developing the skills that industry tells us will increase their attractiveness to future employers. 

These skills include:

  • Innovation
  • STEM specialisation (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Social intelligence
  • Community involvement
  • Collaboration

We want our students to be:

  • Successful learners
  • Confident and creative individuals
  • Active and informed citizens

While we have already integrated many of these skills into our quality delivery of the Australian Curriculum, our Year 7-10 students have the additional opportunity to participate in a range of courses that have been explicitly designed with industry partners and experts to develop the 21st Century skills that employers are seeking.  

Our Edge courses are:

  • Inclusive: all FCAC students in Years 7-10 are involved once a week during our normal timetable, as well as dedicated Edge days at different points in the year.
  • Project based: students gain knowledge and develop skills by investigating and responding to authentic and challenging problems over an extended period of time.
  • Not constrained by the curriculum or assessed in a traditional manner, allowing a high degree of flexibility and promoting student engagement.
  • Integrated with real world experiences, including incursions and excursions throughout the year.
  • Elective: students will have a choice on which programs and skills they want to focus on.
  • Developed in partnership with industry, experts and universities.
  • Linked to our extra-curricular program for those students seeking a higher level of involvement outside of the classroom.
  • Designed to prepare and extend students for success in external examinations, which will be a crucial part of schooling for those students in Year 12 from 2019, as well as preparing them for university or immediate entry into a modern workforce.

At FCAC, we are focused on giving our students an Edge.

Edge Brochure

Course Outline – Semester 1 2018