Year 7 & 8 Course of Study


Year 7 & 8 students complete a thorough introduction to life at high school with a sound grounding in a broad range of subjects. To aid the transition from primary to secondary, the school runs a Peer Support Program and an organisational skills program for Year 7 students.

Year 7 & 8 students study 10 different subjects during a normal week.

2014 TIME ALLOCATION AT YEARS 7 AND 8

 

 KEY LEARNING AREA

 YEAR 7

Periods/Week/Year 

YEAR 8

Periods/Week/Year

ENGLISH

English Language

5

3

Nominated students

5

3

Nominated students

 MATHEMATICS

5

4

LANGUAGES

(Languages other than English)

3

A choice of French or Indonesian on entry to the school

3

Continued from Year 7

 SCIENCE

3

3

THE ARTS

(Visual and Performing)

 4

Semester Units of:

Graphic Art, Music, Drama, Art

4

Semester Units of:

Art, Music, Drama, Ceramics

 TECHNOLOGY

1 (IT) + 2

During Year 7 and 8 students will complete four semester units from the following: Systems Technology, Materials and Design, Wood Technology, Home Economics (2 periods per week, per semester plus ICT (Year 7 only, 1 period per week, all year)

 HUMANITIES

3

Semester Units of: History, Geography

3

Semester Units of: History, Geography

PHYSICAL AND SPORT EDUCATION

 4

 4