Year 9

Welcome to Year 9

In line with our College Business Plan, we are committed to creating a vibrant culture of excellence, opportunity, innovation and success for our students. We believe that every student can learn, and provided the right opportunities will learn to high levels.

Our aim is to nurture every student’s talents and to provide all students with the knowledge, skills, attributes and values they will require for successful ongoing learning and life beyond school. Our Staff are committed to helping students develop to their full potential. This includes helping students develop the required skills for the 21st century, whilst constantly encouraging and supporting individuals to strive for their personal best.

In Year 7 and 8 the timetable is fixed and offers breadth and depth of learning, allowing students to experience a range of different learning opportunities so they can make informed decisions about electives in Year 9. Our Year 9 electives provide multiple opportunities for all students to achieve excellence. The electives offered in Year 9 cater for a wide range of ability and interest and aim to provide personalised pathways for each individual to meet their learning needs and achieve their personal best.

Take a look at the courses offered in year 9

Selection Process

Firstly, all Year 9 students at the college are timetabled for one period of Contact a week, three sessions each per week of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Integrated Studies and two hours of Physical Education and one hour of Health Education. This totals 19 lessons out of a possible 25 lessons each week.

The remaining time is devoted to electives from a very wide selection. Electives are Trimester based and students will study two electives per trimester. Each elective is timetabled for 3 lessons a week.

  • All students will need to select 6 (six) electives.
  • Students who select the Creative and Performing Arts Academy, will only need to choose 4 (four) electives, including their Academy subject.