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Curriculum Guide

Middle School

Welcome to
Middle School

Year 8

All students in Year 8 study a range of Australian Curriculum subjects.  Murray Bridge High School aims to provide every student with the knowledge, understanding and skills that provide a foundation for successful and lifelong learning and participation in the Australian community.  High expectations will be set for all students.  All Year 8 students will study a combination of subjects that provide a range of valuable experiences and lead to the successful completion of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

We know that for students to be successful in Senior School, they need to have practiced and mastered the skills presented in classes from Year 8 through to Year 10 in all subject areas.  Students who do not demonstrate competency in the subjects of the year level they are currently in will not automatically progress to the next year level.  This decision has been endorsed by Governing Council.  The school will work individually with students and parents/caregivers in order to provide the tools for a student to prove competency and lift work ethic.

For an overview of our subject offerings and requirements at Year 8, please see Year 8 Subject Offerings below.

To see information about each subject and future Learning Pathways please see Year 8 Subject Details and Pathways.

To see information about each subject and future Learning Pathways please see Year 8 Subject Details and Pathways.

 

Compulsory Subjects - Full Year
English  OR  English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Mathematics
Physical Education and Health
Science

Compulsory Subject - 1 Semester
HASS - Global Perspectives
HASS - History

Language – 1 Semester
Chinese  OR
German

Choice Subjects - 1 Term1,2 – students study 6 choice subjects across the year
Agriculture
Dance
Drama
Music
Music – Special Interest1
SAASTA Connect2
Technologies - Digital Technology
Technologies - Home Economics
Technologies - Technology Studies
Visual Art

Please Note:
1Some students will study Music – Special Interest in Year 8 for a full year. Applications for the Music - Special Interest program are included in the Enrolment Pack or can be completed at http://bit.do/mbhsmusic. Students studying Music - Special Interest will also study two additional choice subjects and a Language OR four additional choice subject, if no language is chosen. 

2ATSI students have the option to study SAASTA Connect for a full year. Students eligible for this subject will be contacted by the school during Year 7 to 8 transition meetings. Students studying SAASTA Connect will also study two additional choice subjects and a Language OR four additional choice subject, if no language is chosen.

Year 9

Murray Bridge High School aims to provide every student with the knowledge, understanding and skills that provide a foundation for successful and lifelong learning and participation in the Australian community. High expectations will be set for all students. Year 9 students will study a combination of subjects that provide a range of valuable experiences, eventually leading to the successful completion of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

All Year 9 students study a combination of compulsory subjects and choice subjects. Students should make their choices based on their own interests and the direction they are aiming for in the senior years. Year 9s choose 4 Choice Subjects to be studied throughout the year. Most Year 9 Choice Subjects are one semester in length.  However, some subjects must be studied for a Full Year.

We know that for students to be successful in Senior School, they need to have practised and mastered the skills presented in classes from Year 8 through to Year 10 in all subject areas. Students who do not demonstrate competency in the subjects of the year level they are currently in will not automatically go to the next year level. This decision has been endorsed by Governing Council.  The school will work individually with students and parents/caregivers in order to provide the tools for a student to have the greatest opportunity for success.

For an overview of our subject offerings and requirements at Year 9, please see Year 9 Subject Offerings below.

To see information about each subject and future Learning Pathways please see Year 9 Subject Details and Pathways.

To see information about each subject and future Learning Pathways please see Year 9 Subject Details and Pathways.

 

Compulsory Subjects - Full Year
English  OR  English as an Additional Language (EAL)
History & Global Citizens (including $20 Boss)
Mathematics
Physical Education/Health/Outdoor Education/Geography (PHOG)
Science

Choice Subjects - Full Year
Music – Special Interest
Music
Language: Chinese  OR  German

Choice Subjects - 1 Semester
Agriculture A
Agriculture B
Dance A
Dance B
Digital Technology
Drama A
Drama B
ETSY-preneur
Food Technology A
Food Technology B
Media Arts
Men@Work1
SAASTA Connect2
Technology Studies A
Technology Studies B
Visual Art/Design A
Visual Art/Design B
Women@Work1

1When making choices, students should not choose the subject Men@Work or Women@Work. This class will be formed through identification and selection of students by the Middle School Leadership Team.

2ATSI students will study SAASTA Connect for a full year as part of their HASS studies.