Year 8

In the Junior Years 7 and 8 all students study compulsory subjects from each of the Board of Studies eight Key Learning Areas as they progress towards the award of a School Certificate in Year 10.

Key Learning Area Subjects Studied in Year 8

English
Mathematics
Science
Human Society and Its Environment/History and Geography
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Organisation of English Classes

We offer Year 8 Extension classes in Literacy and Numeracy as well as graded classes.
Support for ESL and students with learning difficulties in numeracy and literacy is provided.

Other Subjects

Other subjects offered in school include:

Technological and Applied Studies
Design and Technology (includes the contexts of Wood, Metal, Textiles and Food)
Languages other than English
Italian, Japanese and French
Creative Arts
Music
Visual Arts


If you would like a copy of the Year 8 Assessment Booklet please click the link below:

Year 8 Assessment Booklet (pdf 710 KB)

This year students continue to study courses, and at the end of the year choose the electives they will study in Years 9 and 10.

Getting involved

There are great opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular activities. These include competitions, exhibitions, sport, performances and special events. Student leadership programs provide many activities that broaden your child's experience at school.

VALID Science 8

All Year 8 students in NSW sit for the Validation of Assessment 4 Learning & Individual Development (VALID) test in term 4. It is an online interactive multimedia assessment called VALID Science 8. You will receive a report of your child's achievement in term 1 of Year 9.

Choosing electives

At the end of Year 8, students will need to select the elective subjects they will study in Years 9 and 10. When making their decisions, students might consider their interests, what they're good at, their past performance and future career options.