Middle College

The Middle College

The Middle Years within the College are centred upon the key learning areas set out by both the QSA Essential Learnings and the Australian Curriculum. Subjects are offered within the nine key learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE), Languages other than English (LOTE) – Japanese, Physical Education, Design and Technology, Information and Communications Technology and The Arts.

In Year 7 and 8, students study a range of core, year-long subjects as well as eight term-long elective ‘taster’ subjects. The aim of Years 7 and  8 is to provide foundational knowledge, skills and processes in a range of subjects and allow students to experience a range of subjects. These term subjects also enable students to make informed decisions about their strengths and interests.

Core Subjects Term Subjects
  • Religion
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Physical Education
  • Food Technology
  • Drama
  • Japanese
  • Art
  • Music
  • Wood Technology
  • Metal Technology
  • Graphics
  • Spanish
  • Digital Technologies
  • Extension Maths & English

In addition to these subjects, students in Year 8 also undertake a personal development and study skills program. This program centres on developing goal setting and time management, as well as exam preparation tactics and study skills.

All students at St Mary’s College receive a Study Planner and we highly recommend the use of this tool to help students organise their time. Further information on the Study Planner is available in the 'Study Tips' section of the website.

Year 9- 10

Years Nine and Ten focus on developing the foundational knowledge acquired in Year 8 and building upon this to prepare for the senior phase of schooling. In Years 9 and 10, the College offers a range of semesterised units. This unitised approach allows flexibility in subject choices for all boys, allowing greater continuity of teaching and learning, exploration of topics in depth, and subjects that meet the needs of students. Providing choice in subject selection ensures boys are both engaged in core units whilst accommodating the boys’ interests and future study and career pathway options.  Students are able to choose a pathway that can be as diverse or streamlined as they wish. Again, the curriculum is centred upon the nine key learning areas and is based on both the QSA Essential Learnings and the Australian Curriculum.

Core Year Long Subjects Semester Subjects
  • Religion
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Physical Education - Core or Athletic Development
  • Drama
  • Japanese
  • Art
  • Music
  • Wood Technology
  • Metal Technology
  • Graphics
  • Commerce
  • Information Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Technology Studies
  • Geography
  • Legal Studies & Economics
  • Rugby League

 

Click to download the Junior Subject Selection Night Presentation.

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