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Year 09 - Year 10 Curriculum

 

Years 9 and 10 provide students with opportunities to develop their knowledge of core subjects while also pursuing studies in areas of particular interest.

Year 9 

Students in Year 9 undertake eight subjects, including three elective subjects.  In Year 10, students take six subjects, including two elective subjects.  The curriculum includes ‘Key Learning Areas’, as mandated by the Queensland Government.  In 2013 the Australian Curriculum was implemented in English, Mathematics, Science and History.

The subjects to be taken by Year 9 students are set out below:

Five Core Subjects

English - Extension or Core or Foundation

Mathematics - Extension or Core or Foundation

Science

Socal Science - History or History (Geography Major) or Foundation

Health and Physical Education1

Three Elective Subjects

These must include at least one subject from Technology and at least one subject from The Arts

Technology

Business Studies

Graphics

Home Economics

Home Economics (Food)

Industrial Technology and Design

Industrial Technology Studies

Information & Commiunication Technologies

The Arts

Art

Dance2

Drama

Media Studies

Music

Languages

German

Japanese

French

Advanced ​Academic Program (AAP) - Students may be invited to participate in this extension subject as one of their three electives.

1 Health and Physical Education will be offered in several strands, including the general course, as well as Health and Movement and courses specialising in Netball and Rugby League.

2 Enrolment in Dance is by satisfactory audition. 

English and Mathematics will be allocated three 70 minute lessons per week.  All other subjects will have two 70 minute lessons per week.  One lesson per week will be allocated to Sport and another lesson to Assembly and Wavell Development Program (a half lesson for each).  Details of all these subjects are outlined in Middle School Curriculum book.

It should be noted that the establishment of a class in any subject is dependent on an adequate number of students wishing to study the subject.  The number of teachers appointed to the school is dependent on total school enrolments, and the staffing scale assumes that all subject classes will have reasonable numbers of students.  While the school has a certain amount of flexibility in forming classes, it is not feasible to create a large number of very small classes.  Students and parents will be advised if it is not feasible for a class to be provided in a particular subject.  Every effort will then be made to provide reasonable alternatives for students affected by this. 

Year 10

In Year 10, students have two options:

Either continue studying ANY TWO of their Year 9 elective subjects and finalise study in Health and Physical Education and one of their Year 9 electives.

Or continue studying Health and Physical Education and ANY ONE of their Year 9 elective subjects and finalise study in two of their Year 9 electives.

Students will not be able to choose new electives in Year 10 as these subjects are a minimum of two year courses of study.

The subjects to be taken by Year 10 students are set out in the following diagram:

Four Core Subjects

English - Extension or Core or Foundation
Mathematics - Extension or Core or Foundation
Science
Socal Science - History or History (Geography Major) or Foundation

Any Two Elective Subjects

Technology

Business Studies
Graphics
Home Economics
Home Economics (Food)
Industrial Technology and Design
Industrial Technology Studies
Information & Commiunication Technologies

The Arts

Art
Dance
Drama
Media Studies
Music

Other Subjects

Advanced Academic Program
German
Japanese
French
Health and Physical Education - HPE will be offered in various strands, as in Year 9

All six subjects will each be allocated three 70 minute lessons per week.  As in Year 9, students will have one lesson of Sport each week and one lesson will be allocated to Assembly and Wavell Development Program (a half lesson for each).