Years 7-9

Flexible learning to meet the needs of all students

Learning

Years 7-9

Our broad areas of learning are expertly chosen so that Years 7-9 can thrive in our educational environment.

Our students in Years 7, 8, and 9 work on a modified Western Australian Curriculum.

This focusses on literacy and numeracy, instilling students with the essential skills that are applicable to key areas of life.

Our teachers implement scaffolding assessments to appropriately challenge students at their individual capacity levels, whilst progressively enhancing their understanding and growing their independence.

English Curriculum

Our English curriculum builds on essential concepts developed in earlier years of education including language, literature and literacy.

Topics include:

Language

  • Language variation and change;
  • Language for interaction;
  • Text structure and organisation;
  • Expressing and developing ideas.

Literature

  • Literature and context;
  • Responding to literature;
  • Examining literature;
  • Creating literature.

Literacy

  • Texts in context;
  • Interacting with others;
  • Interpreting, analysing and evaluating;
  • Creating texts.

Mathematics Curriculum

This is built on the concepts of number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability as set out by the WA Curriculum.

We tailor programs and assessments to fill in gaps in student knowledge while challenging them to higher achievement of these proficiencies.

In accordance with the West Australian curriculum, our mathematics field is focused on problem solving and fluency. Similar to our English curriculum, mathematical programs are designed to bridge gaps in knowledge and advance students to achieve higher levels of proficiencies.

Topics include:

Number and Algebra

  • Number and place value;
  • Money and financial mathematics;
  • Patterns and algebra;
  • Linear and non-linear relationships.

Measurement and Geometry

  • Using units of measurement;
  • Location and transformation;
  • Geometric reasoning.

Statistics and Probability

  • Chance;
  • Data representation and interpretation.

Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum

Our Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum consists of Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography and History.

We enable our students to develop increasing independence in critical thinking and skill application. This includes questioning, researching, analysing, evaluating, communicating and reflecting. They apply these skills to investigate events, developments, issues and phenomena; both historical and contemporary.

Topics include:

Year 7

  • Designing our political and legal system;
  • Producing and consuming;
  • Water in the world;
  • Place and liveability;
  • The ancient world (focussing on Egypt, Greece, Rome, India or China).

Year 8

  • Democracy and law in action;
  • Participation and influences in the marketplace;
  • Landforms and landscape;
  • Changing Nations;
  • The ancient to modern world.

Year 9

  • Our democratic rights;
  • Australia and the global economy;
  • Biomes and food security;
  • Geographies of interconnections;
  • The making of the modern world.

Science Curriculum

Students develop both theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas of Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth and Space Sciences, and Physical Sciences.

Science Inquiry Skills

By studying these topics students will use science inquiry skills, involving a range of activities, to develop an understanding of the world.

These key skills include: questioning and predicting, planning and conducting, processing and analysing data and information, evaluating, and communicating. These important skills can then be transferred across other aspects of the curriculum and real life.

Topics include:

  • Biological Sciences;
  • Chemical Sciences;
  • Earth and Space Sciences;
  • Physical Sciences;
  • Nature and the development of science;
  • Use and influence of science;
  • Questioning and predicting;
  • Planning and conducting;
  • Processing and analysing data and information.