Year 8 Into Year 9 Subject Selection Information Session 2007


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Year 8 Into Year 9 Subject Selection Information Session 2007

  1. 3. <ul><li>Year 8 students entering Year 9 in 2008 need to do the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan subject selections for year 9 and 10 and begin to think of pathways into VCE and beyond. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select five single semester electives for study in year 9 2008. </li></ul></ul>
  2. 4. <ul><li>Information Booklet – pink for Year 8 students . </li></ul><ul><li>Information session covering broad aspects of Curriculum Offerings and possible pathways. </li></ul><ul><li>Planning and Discussion session where representatives from the Key Learning Areas will be available for consultation . </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>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 </li></ul>This form was distributed as you came into the Mercy Centre tonight.
  4. 6. <ul><li>To ensure a balanced curriculum, and an appropriate preparation for VCE, students are required to undertake the following in their 9 and 10 course: </li></ul><ul><li>21 Compulsory Units </li></ul><ul><li>Please note: a unit is a semester subject. </li></ul><ul><li>By the end of Year 10 all students would have completed: </li></ul><ul><li>4 Units of Religious Education </li></ul><ul><li>4 Units of English </li></ul><ul><li>4 Units of Maths </li></ul><ul><li>4 Units of Health Phys Ed. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Units of Science in Year 9 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Unit of Australian History in Year 9 </li></ul><ul><li>2 Units of Humanities in Year 10: Everyday Economics and Geography – Global Asia </li></ul><ul><li>11 Elective Units including </li></ul><ul><li>Over the two years, students must complete: </li></ul><ul><li>A minimum of 2 units of Arts </li></ul><ul><li>A minimum of 2 units of Technology </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Consider all the Key Learning Areas noting what is recommended as best preparation for year 11 & 12. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Points to note: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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 . </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>“ What do I like?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ What am I good at?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ What do I need for my future career etc?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Who can I consult?” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Careers Teacher / Career Resources </li></ul></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Planning Form </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Year 8 – Plan for two years but select for one. (Pg. 3) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Subject Selection Form </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Year 8 – Number 5 electives in order of preference and write down 6 th and 7 th preference. (Pg.4) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>Students will consult with their current Maths teacher about their choices. </li></ul>
  10. 13. <ul><li>Religious Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amy Beale </li></ul></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amy Beale </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Health & Physical Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brad Byles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Languages other than English (LOTE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Angela Inserra & Edwin Traczyk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deborah Murrell </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gerard Toogood </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Studies of Society and the Environment (SOSE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tina Lunny </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leanne Milne </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Arts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Madeleine McClelland, Petrina Tyler & Anne-Marie Wilkinson </li></ul></ul>