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Years 7 to 9 curriculum

Year 7 studentThe Years 7 to 9 curriculum has been developed based on research that shows how boys respond and learn at this phase of their lives.

Boys in Years 7 to 9 undertake core studies in:
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Modern Languages (Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish or French)
  • Pastoral Learning
  • Religious Education
In Year 7 and Year 8, each student also participates in a semester unit of Design Technology, Visual and Media Arts, Music and Drama; however, in Year 9 these creative subjects become an elective along with Geography, Engineering Technology, Science 2, Information Technology, Film and Television, and Logic, Philosophy and Reason. Each student chooses four of these electives in order to continue to gain a broad exposure to a varied curriculum at this developmental age.

Each learning area incorporates the cross-curricular priorities of literacy, numeracy and life skills. Emphasis is on comprehending, collecting, structuring and sequencing; analysing, assessing and concluding; creating and presenting; and applying techniques and procedures. Wherever possible, information technology is interwoven into the formal academic programme.
 

Some of the features of our academic programme are listed below

  • Studies in English, Modern Languages, Mathematics, Expressive Arts and Information Media Studies assist students to communicate effectively.
  • Humanities and Science encourage an understanding of the social and physical environment.
  • Religious Education helps students gain a greater appreciation of Christian values.
  • Health and Physical Education focuses on developing a healthy mind in a healthy body.
  • Expressive Arts, Information Media Studies, and Design and Technology encourage creativity, individual talents and interests.