Curriculum, Years 9 - 10

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Year 9

 

At Year 9 the emphasis is to provide a foundation of subjects. All subjects at this year level are compulsory.

 

Students have four periods a week of English and Mathematics, three periods of Science, Social Studies and Technology, and two periods of Physical Education.

 

Students also study Language and Health for the years course, as well as Art and Music for ½ year each.

 

The five core subjects continue into Year 10 as compulsory subjects.

 

 

Core Compulsory Subjects

 

English 

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

Technology

Physical Education

Language

Health and Music (½ year each), 

Information Technology and Art (½ year each)

Note: 

  1. Technology is divided into three modules [hard materials with graphics or soft materials with graphics (2 terms), food technology (1 term), information technology (1 term)]. 

  2. Languages offered are French, Hindi, Japanese, Maori and Samoan which run as full year courses. 

  3. A homeroom class exists for those students who require any learning support in most curriculum areas. 

 
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Year 10

 

In Year 10 the emphasis is to further develop the learning of core subjects and skills which will provide a sound foundation for the entry to senior years. All subjects at this year level are compulsory.

Students have four periods a week of Science and Social Studies, three periods of English and Mathematics, two periods of Physical Education and two periods of Language, Technology, Art or other subjects.

Students must study a total of four optional subjects. They choose one option from categories A, B and C, and also one other which can come from any of the four categories.

The five core subjects continue into Year 10 as compulsory subjects.

Core Compulsory Subjects

 

English

Mathematics 

Science

Social Studies

Physical Education and Health

Language

Technology (refer to options)

The Arts (refer to options). 

 

Option Subjects
Students to select THREE options

A: Technology

Enterprise Studies

Graphics

Tech: Digital

Tech: Food

Tech: Hard Materials

Tech: Textiles

B: The Arts/Health

Art

Art Digital

Dance

Drama

Health Science

Music

C: Language

Academic English

French

Samoan

Hindi

Japanese

Te Reo Maori

D: Other

Accounting

Commerce

Economics

Media Studies

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