Year 9

In Junior Years 9 and 10 students study the following mandatory core curriculum:

Key Learning Area Subjects Studied in Year 9

English
Mathematics
Science
Human Society and Its Environment/History AND Geography
Personal Development, Health & Physical Exercise
Careers

In addition students must choose three (3) elective subjects from the following:

Italian
Japanese
Physical Activity & Sport Studies (Human Movement)
Commerce
Information & Software Technology
Photographic & Digital Technology
Music
Visual Arts
Dance
Drama
Graphics Technology
Food Technology
Industrial Technology Metal
Industrial Technology Wood
Textiles & Design

All ROSA subjects students are graded on pre-determined standards or criteria (Performance Descriptors).

If you would like a copy of the Year 9 Assessment Booklet for Cromer Campus click the links below:

Year 9 Assessment Booklet (pdf 642 KB)

Year 9 is the first year that students study elective subjects. Students also have a range of extra-curricular activities that they can choose to be involved in.

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.

National test

All Year 9 students sit for the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test in May. There are five tests covering numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. One of the numeracy tests requires the use of a calculator.

The results of the NAPLAN test help teachers meet the individual literacy and numeracy needs of students. You will receive a report of your child's achievement in the NAPLAN test. See NAPLAN- literacy and numeracy (also in community languages).

Careers advice

Our school careers adviser can help students make educational choices, define a career direction and prepare for future study and training, based on aptitude and aspirations. There are many different study options available so it is important to make an early start and seek advice.

The careers advisory services website also offers help in clarifying course choices, employment opportunities, career pathways or training options. See career development for students (also in community languages)