Secondary 9 - 10
SENIOR SCHOOL – SECONDARY Years 9 - 10
In the Senior School student learning opportunities are targeted to individual needs and aspirations. Students are required to meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum Framework but are given a diverse range of pathways to achieve the learning outcomes specified. Many courses are offered that challenge students in a variety of ways to ensure they receive a broad education but are also given the chance to pursue their passions.
Programs for extending students, along with courses that enable students to seek remedial help and fill gaps in their skills and knowledge, ensure that our curriculum is both personalised and differentiated.
In years 9 and 10 the school day is structured into 4 blocks per day, three of 80 mins duration and one of 60 mins, giving 20 blocks per week. Most courses are taught as vertical 9/10 groups. Students choose 8 courses for the year. Some courses will be year long; some will be semester long. There are 5 blocks/periods per week for semester long courses and 5 blocks/periods per fortnight for year long courses. All semester long courses and year long courses are notionally 120 hours in total length.