Middle Sub School
The Year 9 program offers a combination of core and elective subjects.
The core subjects, which run for a full year, are:
- English or English as an Additional Language (EAL) (for students who have been in Australia for 5 years or less);
- Humanities (1 term each of Civics & Citizenship, Commerce, History and Geography); and
- Health & Physical Education.
Two Language Enrichment classes are running. These will be timetabled within the elective blocks. One Language Enrichment class will predominantly cater for ESL students needing literacy support, while the other will cater for the current year 8 Decoding students and other students identified as needing language enrichment.
Each student chooses 3 semester-based electives, which include units from the Arts, Technology, ICT & LOTE, and some extension/recovery units, include:
|Visual Communication||Multimedia Art & Design|
|Health & PE|
|Physical Education – Theory & Practice|
|Food & Technology||Electronic Systems|
Students at Year 10 study 6 subjects for 5 periods per week each. All students must study English, or English as an Additional Language (EAL) (for students who have been in Australia for 5 years or less);
All units at Year 10 are semester-based except for English/EAL, Mathematics and LOTE (languages other than English) which are full year (2 semesters) subjects.
At Year 10, all students must study:
- English or English as an Additional Language (EAL) (for students who have been in Australia for 5 years or less); and
- Mathematics B or Mathametics A or Applied Mathematics..
The Year 10 program is structured to allow for student acceleration across the 3 years, providing students with the opportunity to study a unit at a level above their year level.
Students choose 4 units for semester 1 and 4 units for semester 2 from the elective subjects listed below. Their choices must include units from at least 6 learning areas.
Each Year 10 student must complete 2 weeks of work experience as part of their English/EAL course.
Year 10 elective subjects include:
|Multimedia & Art Design|
|Drive & Survive||Law|
|Managing a Business|
|Fashion||Food for thought|
|Database Management Systems||Introduction to Programming|
|Web page Design||VET - Certificate III in Information Technology|
|Health & PE|
|Mind Body & Soul||Exercise Science in Physical Education|
|Cert. III Sport & Recreation|
|World War II||People & Places|
|Politics||Rights & Freedom|
|Maths B Extension|