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Where Good Becomes Outstanding

Years 9-10 Programs

English

In accordance to VELS (Level 6), students in our Year 9-10 English program will gain the literary aptitude that will enable them to:

  1. read, view, analyse, critique, reflect on and discuss contemporary and classical imaginative texts that explore personal, social, cultural and political issues of significance to their own lives
  2. read, view, analyse and discuss a wide range of informative and persuasive texts and identify the multiple purposes for which texts are created
  3. compare and contrast the typical features of particular texts, synthesise information from different texts to draw conclusions, and explain how texts are shaped by the time, place and cultural setting in which they are created
  4. write sustained and cohesive narratives that experiment with different techniques and show attention to chronology, characterisation, consistent point of view and development of a resolution
  5. write persuasive texts dealing with complex ideas and issues and control the linguistic structures and features that support the presentation of different perspectives on complex themes and issues
  6. write accurately punctuated, grammatically sound and complex sentences with embedded clauses and phrases
  7. write with developing fluency by maximising the effects of rhythm and tone
  8. proofread and edit their own writing for accuracy, consistency and clarity
  9. compare ideas, build on others’ ideas, provide and justify other points of view, and reach conclusions that take account of aspects of an issue
  10. make effective use of the structures and features of spoken language to deal with complex subject matter in a range of situations

Mathematics

In accordance to VELS (Level 6), students in our Year 9-10 Mathematics program will gain the numeracy knowledge in:

  1. Natural, Integer, Rational and Irrational Numbers
  2. Decimal rational approximation, Golden Ratio and Infinite Recurring Decimals
  3. Euclidean division
  4. Arithmetic Computation involving both Rational and Irrational Numbers
  5. Perspective and Isometric Drawings
  6. Angle Properties of Circles and its Features
  7. Congruent and Similar Geometry
  8. Constant Rate Measurement
  9. Pythagoras’ Theorem and Trigonometric Ratios
  10. Degrees, Radians and Unit Conversions
  11. Tree, Venn and Karnaugh diagrams
  12. Complementary, Mutually Exclusive and Compound Events
  13. Associations and Causal Relationships in Bi-variate data
  14. Number Sets and their Relationship
  15. Algebraic Manipulation
  16. Cartesian Coordinate System
  17. Linear, Quadratic, Exponential Functions and their differences
  18. Gradient and Intercepts
  19. Equation Solving
  20. Mathematical Conjectures

Science

In accordance to VELS (Level 6), students in our Year 9-10 Science program will acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that will allow them to:

  1. explain the behaviour and properties of materials in terms of their constituent particles and the forces holding them together
  2. explain how similarities in the chemical behaviour of elements and their compounds and their atomic structures are represented in the way the periodic table has been constructed
  3. explain the relationships, past and present, in living and non-living systems, in particular ecosystems, and human impact on these systems
  4. use atomic symbols and balanced chemical equations to summarise chemical reactions, including neutralisation, precipitation and combustion
  5. use the periodic table to write electronic configurations for a range of elements representative of the major groups and periods in the periodic table
  6. identify and classify the sources of wastes generated, and describe their management, within the community and in industry and use a specific example to explain the sustainable management of a resource
  7. explain the role of DNA and genes in cell division and genetic inheritance
  8. explain how the coordination and regulatory functions within plants and animals assist them to survive in their environments
  9. explain how the action of micro-organisms can be both beneficial and detrimental to society
  10. apply concepts of geological time to elaborate their explanations of both natural selection and evolution, and the origin and evolution of the Universe
  11. give both qualitative and quantitative explanations of the relationships between force, mass and movement
  12. use the relevant science concepts and relationships as one dimension of debating contentious and/or ethically based science-related issues of broad community concern
  13. demonstrate an awareness of the ways in which scientific vocabulary is used incorrectly in the mass media, distinguishing between the intended meaning of such terms and their meaning in non-scientific contexts
  14. formulate their own hypotheses and plan and conduct investigations in order to prove or disprove them
  15. select appropriate equipment and measurement procedures that will ensure a high degree of reliability in data collected and enable valid conclusions to be drawn
  16. evaluate the appropriateness of the experimental design and methodology used to investigate their predictions
  17. use chemicals (including biomaterials), equipment, electronic components and instruments responsibly and safely
What is happening in class?
1. Classes will commence early Jan 2019 for VCE and IB subjects. Year 5-10s will commence late Jan '19.
2. Enrolment open for 2019 - places are very limited so please register early.