Year 9

Students in the Middle Years are provided with learning that is relevant, purposeful and connected.

The essential elements of the Middle Years program are:

  • starting from the students' prior knowledge
  • learning to learn, learning to think
  • collaborative team approach – teachers and students
  • focus on relationships between students and teachers
  • cross-curricular, interdisciplinary and integrated learning approaches
  • authentic assessment, product orientated learning, exhibitions of learning, real life contexts

Students undertake Progressive Assessment Tests (PAT) in term 3.

Each year 9 class stays together for Mathematics, Science, English, History, Health and care group. Each class has two teachers that stay with the class for these core subjects.

There are six scheduled lessons a week for the core, including one care group lesson which focuses on student wellbeing.

In addition to the core subjects students in year 9 will also develop specialised skills in one or more of the following:

  • Languages (full year): students can choose from French, Japanese or Spanish
  • The Arts (semester length)
  • Technologies (semester length or full year for Music*)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Students are expected to participate in two specialisations per semester.

Within Languages, The Arts, Technologies and HASS students can choose from the options below.

Students who choose Language or Music choose both semester 1 and semester 2.

Year 9 Specialised Subjects

Subject Semester Learning Area
Art: Art Skills (Traditional Art) Semester 1 Arts
Art: Artistic messages (Traditional Art) Semester 1 Arts
Art: Exploring Style (Digital Art) Semester 2 Arts
Art: Image Manipulation (Digital Art) Semester 2 Arts
Music Full year Arts
Civics and Citizenship: Legal Eagle Semester 1 Humanities and Social Sciences
Civics and Citizenship: Our Rights, Our Freedoms Semester 2 Humanities and Social Sciences
Geography: Think Global, Act Local Semester 2 Humanities and Social Sciences
Geography: Travelling Well Semester 1 Humanities and Social Sciences
Chinese Full year Languages
French Full year Languages
Indonesian Full year Languages
Japanese Full year Languages
Spanish Full year Languages
Design and Technologies: 3D Design and Printing Semester 1 or 2 Technologies
Design and Technologies: Fashion Design Semester 1 Technologies
Design and Technologies: Food & Hospitality Semester 2 Technologies
Design and Technologies: Food and Photography Semester 1 Technologies
Design and Technologies: Mechatronics Semester 2 Technologies
Digital Technologies Semester 1 or 2 Technologies

Last updated: 23 July 2020