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Year 7 - Year 10 Programs

English 

The English curriculum for Year 7 to Year 10 is designed to develop students' communication skills, critical thinking, and an appreciation for literature. Here's a breakdown of the curriculum:

  1. Reading and Comprehension: Students read a variety of texts, including novels, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction. They learn to analyze and interpret these texts, identify literary techniques, and discuss themes and character development.

  2. Writing Skills: The curriculum emphasizes writing skills, including essay writing, creative writing, and persuasive writing. Students learn to structure essays, express ideas clearly, and use evidence to support their arguments.

  3. Oral Communication: Students participate in class discussions, debates, and presentations to develop effective oral communication skills. They also learn to deliver speeches and express their ideas confidently.

  4. Grammar and Language: The curriculum covers grammar rules, syntax, and language usage. Students practice editing and proofreading their writing.

  5. Textual Analysis: Students explore different genres, media, and cultures through textual analysis. They learn to identify bias, evaluate sources, and understand the impact of media on society.

  6. Literary Studies: The curriculum includes the study of literary classics, contemporary literature, and indigenous texts. Students examine themes, motifs, and historical context.

Mathematics 

The Mathematics curriculum for Year 7 to Year 10 is designed to build a strong foundation in mathematical concepts and problem-solving skills. Here's an overview of the curriculum:

  1. Number and Algebra: Students study number patterns, operations with fractions and decimals, equations, and inequalities. They also explore algebraic concepts like variables and algebraic expressions.

  2. Measurement and Geometry: The curriculum covers measurement units, perimeter, area, volume, and geometry concepts such as angles, triangles, and congruence.

  3. Statistics and Probability: Students learn to collect, organize, and interpret data. They also explore concepts of probability and statistical analysis.

  4. Financial Mathematics: The curriculum includes topics related to money, budgeting, interest rates, and financial calculations.

  5. Patterns and Relationships: Students identify and analyze patterns and relationships in numbers and shapes.

  6. Mathematical Reasoning and Problem Solving: The curriculum emphasizes critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students work on mathematical investigations and real-world problem-solving tasks.

  7. Technology and Mathematics: Students use technology, including calculators and computer software, to enhance their understanding of mathematical concepts and their ability to solve complex problems.

  8. Advanced Mathematics: For advanced students, there are extension courses available that explore more complex mathematical concepts, such as calculus and advanced geometry.

The English and Mathematics curricula for Year 7 to Year 10 aim to provide students with a well-rounded education that equips them with essential language and mathematical skills. These foundational skills are essential for success in later years of schooling and in various aspects of life.

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