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Year 7 Curriculum Structure

 

For further information, please download the Year 7 to 9 2022 Curriculum Information

The Year 7 Curriculum is based on the Victorian F-10 Curriculum.   

Students experience the full breadth of the curriculum in Year 7 prior to selecting elective subjects as from Year 8.

  • The Religious Education learning program follows the curriculum structure set by the Diocese of Sale. 
  • There is a significant focus on literacy and numeracy with additional class time focussed on English and Mathematics.
  • Students study a range of ‘taster’ subjects from the Arts and Technology Learning Areas to offer them a range of contexts to explore their knowledge and skills.
  • Students study Music for half a year and Digital Technologies for half a year.  Students study an instrument and participate in an ensemble as part of Music.
  • Students study two different languages in Years 7 – one each semester.  Both languages are the student’s choice.
  • The Individual Support Program is available for students who require their learning program to be adjusted to support them with literacy intervention or general program support.  Numeracy intervention is offered through the mathematics learning program.
  • ‘Hands on Learning’ is a program run at both Berwick and Officer Campuses aimed at engaging students at school to help them discover their talents and experience success.  This supportive program sees students grow in confidence and increase their sense of connection to school.
  • Student participate in Camp very early in Year 7 to help them with the transition process.

Students are supported through the Care Group Program which focusses on:

  • Student personal development being known deeply
  • Student learning needs and progress being known deeply
  • Students feeling a strong sense of connection to the College and their peers
  • Students developing the skills of wellbeing through explicit instruction. 

 

Subjects studied in Semester 1

Religious Education

English

Mathematics

Science

Health and Physical Education

Humanities

Language 1

Taster subjects – Arts and Design Technology

Music or Digital Technologies

Care Group

 

Subjects studied in Semester 2

Religious Education

English

Mathematics

Science

Health and Physical Education

Humanities

Language 2

Taster subjects – Arts and Design Technology

Music or Digital Technologies

Care Group

 

Language Options

Arabic

Japanese

Spanish

 

Taster Subjects (studied for one third of the year each – 2 studied at a time)

Drama

Food Technology

Textiles

Visual Art

Visual Communication Design

Wood Technology

 

Individual Support Program (ISP)

(Studied as an alternative to another subject in consultation with the Learning Adjustment Team leadership of the College)

ISP – Literacy (Year 7)

ISP – Program Support (Years 7, 8 and 9)

ISP – Numeracy (through the Mathematics program)

 

 

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