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Senior Preparation Phase

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​Senior Preparation Phase includes students in years 9 and 10 and is traditionally referred to as Middle Secondary.

Ms Camilla Nichols is the Senior Preparation Phase Director.

Year 9 Subjects

In year 9, all students will be studying Mathematics, English, Science, Study of Society and Environment (SOSE) and Health and Physical Education.
 
Students will select elective subjects. These should suit particular career aspirations and that will match abilities and interest and should use the advice received from class talks, information evenings and discussions with Teachers, Heads of Departments and the School Guidance Officer.
As students move through years 10 to 12, they will be offered a greater freedom of choice in the subjects that they choose to study.
Year 9 - all students will study 5 core subjects and choose 4 elective subjects.


Year 9 Core subjects

English, Maths, Science, SOSE and Health and Physical Education


Year 9 Electives

Visual Art, Dance, Drama, Music, Japanese, Business Law and Enterprise Studies, Digital Technology, Food Studies, Industrial Technology and Design.


Year 10 Subjects

2022 Year 10 Subject Selection Booklet

Students should select subjects that will suit particular career aspirations and that will match abilities and interests and should use the advice received from class talks, information evenings and discussions with Teachers, Heads of Departments, Directors and the School Guidance Officer.

The curriculum program for Year 10 is divided into 2 Units (each unit is one semester duration) and are based on Australian Curriculum subjects and achievement standards (ACARA). Students will select senior subjects at SET planning in Term 3. For more information about senior subjects, please see the Senior Subject Selection Booklet, which can be found on the school website.

 

Year 10 Subjects Units 1 & 2

​All students will study 6 subjects per Unit; 4 core and 2 electives or 5 core and 1 elective. Combination of core and electives will be determined by the timetable line structure.                   

1.       Core Subjects (compulsory subjects)

All students will study:

  • English or English Extension for Units 1 and 2
  • Maths or Maths Extension for Units 1 and 2
  • Science Foundation or Science  for Units 1 and 2
  • History for 1 Unit only (either Unit 1 or Unit 2)
  • HPE for 1 Unit only (either Unit 1 or Unit 2)

    Please note: If History is studied in Unit 1, HPE will be studied in Unit 2 and vice versa.

2.       Elective Subjects (non-compulsory subjects)

(1 Unit only for each elective subject. Repeated subjects are not permitted)

 

All students will study 4 elective subjects from the table below over Units 1 & 2.  For example, 2 electives for Unit 1 then an additional 2 electives for Unit 2 OR 1 elective for Unit 1 then 3 additional electives for Unit 2. Combination of the electives will be determined by the timetable line structure.

Business and Economics
Dance​
Mat​erials & Technologies Specialisation (Furnishings)
Business & Civics/CitizenshipDrama
Materials & Technologies Specialisation 2 (Construction)
GeographyMedia ArtsDesign & Technologies
Physical Education Music Digital Technologies
Health Visual ArtsFood Specialisations (Hospitality)
Specialist Maths (Unit 2 only)JapanesePsychology

 

Students also have the opportunity to access Certificate courses offered by outside organisations other than Pacific Pines State High. Students will need to see Ms Henningsen in the Learning Hub for more information including how to apply for a USI to access these Certificate courses. 

​See USI Information for Parents (PDF, 282KB) for all information.


 

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Last reviewed 19 July 2021
Last updated 19 July 2021