Year 9

YEAR 9  COURSE OF STUDY

A broad balanced course, which is largely compulsory in structure to ensure a comprehensive introduction to the first year of secondary education and national curriculum requirements.


OPTIONS

COMPULSORY


Full Year Courses

Half Year Options (3 hours/week)


 

 Select ONE option


English  OR  ESOL

Art Design


Mathematics

Drama Performance


Science

Japanese


Social Studies

Music Performance


Physical Education / Health

Te Reo Maori


Skills through Technology


 

 

 

 

Half Year Courses

 

 

Arts Combo (Music, Art, Drama)


Link to all Year 9 Full Course Descriptions

Compulsory Courses

Option Courses 


 



Guidance Notes

 Arts Combo is a combined approach to the study of the Arts requirement of the National Curriculum where students will study a core course of six weeks in each Arts discipline.

  • The Physical Education/Health Education combination enables the PE Department to use creative timetabling to establish the best possible programme.
  • Skills through Technology provides students with a core course of four skills-based modules – Graphics, Technology, Design (Wood & Metal), Computer Digital Technology through which to experience the application of technology in society.
  • Future Problem Solving is an extension of the Social Science programme offered to the enrichment class and selected students.
  • Respect 360 is an eight week programme running for an hour a week during English classes in Term 1. The programme aims to create a common understanding of the concept of respect within the school.