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Year 09 - Year 10 Curriculum

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​​​​​​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, core or foundation
  • Mathematics: extension, core or foundation​
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Science: History, History (Geography major) or foundation
  • Health and Physical Education*

Three Elective Subjects

These must include at lease 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
  • Information & Communication Technologies

The Arts

  • Visual Art
  • Dance​**
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Media Studies

​Languages

  • German
  • Japanese
  • French​

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

* 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. 

** 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 Junior 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.

  1.  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.

  2. 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 as follows:​

Four Core Subjects

  • English: extension, core or foundation
  • Mathematics: extension​, core or foundation​
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Science: History, History (Geography major) or foundation

Any Two Elective Subjects

Technology

  • ​Business Studies
  • Graphics
  • Home Economics
  • Home Economics (food)
  • Industrial Technology and Design
  • Information & Communication Technologies

The Arts

  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Media Studies

​Other Subjects

  • German
  • Japanese
  • French​
  • Advanced Academic Program
  • Health and Physical Education - offered ad 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).

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Last reviewed 24 April 2021
Last updated 24 April 2021