Curriculum

Years 9 & 10

The Year 9 and 10 curriculums, developed in line with the Australian Curriculum, are designed to encourage students to be lifelong learners with a focus on communication, thinking, reflecting and collaboration. For the first time, students in Years 9 and 10 can chose their own electives, giving them the opportunity to take an active role in their futures.

Core Subjects

English

Students create, discuss, explore and respond to a variety of texts, investigating the use of form, purpose, audience and language. They continue to develop their language skills through writing and extend their oral expression and analytical

English as an Additional Lamguage

Students will develop their language skills in speaking, listening, reading, viewing and writing Standard Australian English. They will develop their understanding of how language, structural features, and sentence structure are used to make meaning for a range of purposes, audiences and socio-cultural contexts in preparation for future

Literacy & Numeracy

Reading and writing skills are a crucial skill for life, and as such we have implemented special literacy programs to help ensure that all students are able to develop their skills in this area.

Maths

Deeper levels of thinking, understanding and reasoning of mathematical concepts are encouraged through problem solving exercises and investigations. Topics include irrational numbers, factorising and expanding, measurement, indices, linear and quadratic relationships, Pythagoras theorem and trigonometry.

Humanities

Examining personal identity, human rights, financial literacy and geospatial skills, Humanities enables students to explore the individuals, events, political and legal systems that have shaped Australia and the world. There is also a focus on the issues around global warming and climate

Science

Students are given a taste of various, traditional areas of Science including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Psychology

Health/Physical Education (Year 9)

Students develop physical skills through involvement in activities such as fitness training and lifestyle and leisure activities. There is a focus on maintaining a healthy body and mind, training principles and first aid methods.

Industry & Enterprise Units 1 & 2 (Year 10)

VCE Industry and Enterprise investigates work and its place in work settings, industries and society. The study explores the vocational, economic, social and cultural aspects of work and encourages students to undertake a theoretical and practical investigation of these aspects throughout the four units. Students investigate trends and patterns in Australian workplaces and industries and significant issues affecting Australian industries, and analyse the industry responses to these issues.

Years 9 and 10 Electives

Teachers work closely with Years 9 and 10 students to enable them to choose relevant and interesting elective subjects. Each student has an interview to discuss their interests, strength and career ambitions to determine the most suitable subjects for future success.

Year 9 Electives

  • The Arts: Art; Drama; Media Studies; Multimedia; Visual Communication Design
  • LOTE: Japanese
  • Technology: Design & Technology (Timber); Food Studies; Information Technology

Year 10 Electives

  • The Arts: Drama;  Media Studies;  Studio Arts; Visual Communication Design (VCD)
  • English/ English as an Additional Language
  • Health/Physical Education: Health and Human Development; Outdoor Education;  Physical Education
  • Humanities: Accounting; Business Management; Legal Studies; Industry & Enterprise Unit 1 and 2
  • Mathematics: Pre VCE Maths Methods; Pre VCE General Mathematics; Foundation Maths
  • Technology: Design & Technology (3D Design); Food Studies; Digital Technologies
  • LOTE: Japanese

Middle School Team

AB

Annette Beattie

Year 9 & 10 Leading Teacher

EC

Emily Cotela

Year 9 Coordinator

SC

Scott Caughey

Year 10 Coordinator

Noble Park Secondary College is a single campus 7-12 coeducational Secondary School serving the south eastern metropolitan Melbourne communities.

Noble Park Secondary College
3 Callaghan Street
Noble Park, Victoria 3174
Australia

Phone 03 9546 9066
Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:15am – 4.30pm