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Middle School

Middle School

At Ignatius Park College, students in Years 7 to 10 undertake a program of study to prepare them with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for work and life in the 21st Century. The Middle School curriculum program is fully aligned to the requirements of the Australian Curriculum and, as such, content  includes both knowledge and skills. These are defined by discipline-based key learning areas as well as the general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities which are transferrable across all disciplines.

Students study the Key Learning Areas of:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Health and Physical Education
  • The Arts
  • Technologies
  • Languages

 The general capabilities are addressed in each of these Key Learning Areas and this curriculum plan maps how and when these are embedded, to ensure there are multiple opportunities across all subjects and all year levels. “In the Australian Curriculum, capability encompasses knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions. Students develop capability when they apply knowledge and skills confidently, effectively and appropriately in complex and changing circumstances, in their learning at school and in their lives outside school”. (ACARA, 2016).

 The Australian Curriculum also includes cross-curriculum priorities. These have been drawn from the Melbourne Declaration which identified three key areas to be addressed. These are not taught as subjects alone but again embedded in the disciplines. The three priorities are: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia and Sustainability.

 Years 7 and 8

Students in Years 7 and 8 are required to undertake six core subjects per semester for Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities & Social Sciences and Health and Physical Education.

 Students will then rotate through the various electives we offer. Students will undertake two different electives per term over the course of the two years.

 Please refer to the below table which outlines the subjects we have on offer.

Subject Type and Duration

Subject Name

Year 7

Year 8

Core Subjects –

Students undertake these subjects for a full year

English

Mathematics

Science

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Religion

Health and Physical Education (HPE)

Nine lessons per fortnight

 

 

 

Six lessons per fortnight

Nine lessons per fortnight

 

 

 

Six lessons per fortnight

Elective Subjects – Students rotate through two elective subjects per term

Design and Technologies

Digital Technologies

Food Technologies

Industrial Arts

LOTE – Japanese

Music

Drama

Visual Art

Six lessons per fortnight

Six lessons per fortnight

 

Year 9

Students in Year 9 are required to undertake six core subjects per semester for Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities & Social Sciences and Health & Physical Education.

 Students will then choose two electives per semester over for the year. Some courses will only run for one semester, so please read the detailed information regarding each subject for further information.

 Please refer to the below table which outlines the subjects we have on offer. 

Subject Type and Duration

Subject Name

Required Lessons

Core Subjects –

Students undertake these subjects for a full year

English

Mathematics

Science

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Religion

Health and Physical Education (HPE)

Nine lessons per fortnight

 

 

 

Six lessons per fortnight

Elective Subjects – Students rotate through two elective subjects per semester

Design and Technologies

Digital Technologies

Food Technologies

Industrial Arts

LOTE – Japanese

Music

Creative Futures

Visual Art

 

Six lessons per fortnight

Year 10

Students in Year 10 are required to choose five core subjects per semester for Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science and Health & Physical Education and will be a full-year course.

Students will then also need to select three elective subjects per semester and the students must select Modern History in at least one of the semesters. Some courses will only run for one semester, so please read the detailed information regarding each subject for further information. Important note: These subjects will be grouped into ‘Elective Lines’ for students to choose from, however, this does not occur until just before subject selections. The below electives table is simply a list of the subjects that will be on offer.

Please refer to the below table which outlines the subjects we have on offer.

For more information about the subjects on offer, please refer to the Subject Information Booklet available for download below.  

Core Subjects

Religious Education

English

Mathematics

Science

Physical Education

Study of Religion

English

Mathematical Methods

Chemistry & Physics

Physical Education

Religion & Ethics

Essential English

General Mathematics

Biology & Psychology

Sport and Recreation

 

 

Essential Mathematics

Science in Practice

Fitness

(Semester 2 only)

 

Electives

Digital & Design Technologies

Design

Digital Solutions

Engineering

 

Hospitality

Hospitality Practices

Hospitality Skills

 

 

Humanities

Economics

Geography

Legal Studies

Modern History

Industrial Technologies

Industrial Technology Skills

Manufacturing Technologies

 

 

Languages

Japanese

 

 

 

Mathematics

Specialist Mathematics

 

 

 

The Arts

Drama

Film, Television & New Media

Music

 

Contact

P: (07) 4796 0222

F: (07) 4796 0200

384 Ross River Road,
Cranbrook, Townsville
Queensland, 4814

Acknowledgement of Country Acknowledgement of Country

Acknowledgement of Country Acknowledgement of Country

The Ignatius Park College Community would like to humbly acknowledge the Wulgurukaba peoples on whose land our College is located, as well as the Bindal peoples on whose land many of us live and travel across daily. We respectfully thank the elders of this traditional land both past and present for guiding us through the journey of time to where we are today.