Year 8 Into Year 9 Subject Selection Information Session 2007Presentation Transcript
Year 8 students entering Year 9 in 2008 need to do the following:
Plan subject selections for year 9 and 10 and begin to think of pathways into VCE and beyond.
Select five single semester electives for study in year 9 2008.
Information Booklet – pink for Year 8 students .
Information session covering broad aspects of Curriculum Offerings and possible pathways.
Planning and Discussion session where representatives from the Key Learning Areas will be available for consultation .
Our students’ selections will be recorded on a bar coded form which is to be handed in to Homeroom Teachers on Monday, August 20. Pink for Year 8
This form was distributed as you came into the Mercy Centre tonight.
To ensure a balanced curriculum, and an appropriate preparation for VCE, students are required to undertake the following in their 9 and 10 course:
21 Compulsory Units
Please note: a unit is a semester subject.
By the end of Year 10 all students would have completed:
4 Units of Religious Education
4 Units of English
4 Units of Maths
4 Units of Health Phys Ed.
2 Units of Science in Year 9
1 Unit of Australian History in Year 9
2 Units of Humanities in Year 10: Everyday Economics and Geography – Global Asia
11 Elective Units including
Over the two years, students must complete:
A minimum of 2 units of Arts
A minimum of 2 units of Technology
Consider all the Key Learning Areas noting what is recommended as best preparation for year 11 & 12.
Requirements – VCE subject offerings are based on recommendations from current subject teachers. Students are advised to undertake a Unit 3 & 4 VCE sequence in year 11 only if it relates to their intended path of study and if a student can demonstrate academic competence.
Restrictions – some Learning Areas restrict the number of electives you can do, in what year you can do them and in what sequence units can be completed.
Limited numbers – A large number of units are offered for student selection but individual units will run only if there are sufficient numbers to form a viable class AND in some cases there will be a limit on numbers due to staffing and resources.
Vertical classes – some electives are offered to both year 9 and 10 students. Students in year 10 are able to select from year 9 and 10 subjects.
Points to note:
Science is not compulsory in year ten, however if your child plans to complete any science subjects in VCE then science at year ten is strongly recommended .
“ What do I like?”
“ What am I good at?”
“ What do I need for my future career etc?”
“ Who can I consult?”
Careers Teacher / Career Resources
Year 8 – Plan for two years but select for one. (Pg. 3)
Subject Selection Form
Year 8 – Number 5 electives in order of preference and write down 6 th and 7 th preference. (Pg.4)
Students will consult with their current Maths teacher about their choices.