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Year 7 Overview

 
Year 7 at Isis District SHS is designed to allow students the room to settle into high school whilst giving them a taste test of a range of Arts and Technology subjects. To that end, it does not allow students any choice in their program of study. Instead it is allowing them to try subjects in order to start to determine where their fields of interest lie, what they enjoy and what they are not suited to.
 
We are following the Australian Curriculum requirements in terms of the subjects offered and the amount of time students participate in them. Therefore as students move through high school, their ability to select parts of their course will broaden as will the subjects on offer. Specifically in Year 7, students will study the following subjects for the lessons nominated. However, in Term 3 of Year 7, they will be able to select for Year 8, four of the “Elective” subjects to try in more depth in Year 8.
 
The subjects on offer to Year 7 students are illustrated in the table below:
 
Core Subjects:
Electives:   
-     Term rotation of each group
-     2 lessons per week
 
English (ENG) (3 lessons per week)
Mathematics (MAT) (3 lessons per week)
Science (SCI)  (3 lessons per week)
Health and Physical Education (HPE) (2 lessons per week)
 
Humanities: (3 lessons per week)
History and Geography 
 
L.O.T.E – German (1 lesson per week)
 
 
 
The Arts subjects:
Art (ART)
Dance (DAN)
Drama (DRA)
Media (MED)
 
Technology subjects:
Introduction to Agriculture (IAG)
Digital Technology (DIG)
Food Technology (FDT)
Industrial Technology  and Design (ITD)
 
 

 

Year 8 Overview

 
The subject selection for Isis District SHS Year 8 students is quite prescriptive as the core subjects remain similar to Year 7 and include: English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, HPE and LOTE: German. However, in line with Australian Curriculum requirements, students will also study a term each of Business and Citizenship
 
Complimenting these core areas are the electives which cover the other key learning areas of The Arts and Technology. Students study four electives per year in Year 8 at Isis District SHS, each run for a semester (6 months). The number of students selecting the course determines if it will run each year.
 
The subjects on offer to Year 8 students are illustrated in the table below:
Core Subjects:
Electives:  
-     Total of four (4) electives, minimum of one (1) of each group studied,
-     Two studied per semester
-     2 lessons per week
 
English (ENG) (3 lessons per week)
Mathematics (MAT) (3 lessons per week)
Science (SCI)  (3 lessons per week)
Health and Physical Education (HPE) (2 lessons per week)
 
Humanities: (3 lessons per week)
Term rotation of each of the following:
History (HIS)
Geography (GEO)
Business (BUS)
Citizenship (CTZ)
 
L.O.T.E – German (1 lesson per week)
 
 
The Arts Electives:
Art
Dance
Drama
Media
 
Technology Electives:
Horticulture
Industrial Technology Design Food and Technology
Digital Technologies
 
 

 

Year 9 Overview

 
Year 9 at Isis District SHS is the final year of Junior School and as such, continues to broaden the students’ choice of electives in order for students to gain a better understanding of their own skills, likes and dislikes before they start to narrow their course of study towards their senior and future pathways.
 
We are following the Australian Curriculum requirements in terms of the subjects offered and the amount of time students participate in them. As a result, the range of subjects on offer to Year 9 students broadens as the number of compulsory subjects reduces from those studied in Years 7 and 8. This will again reduce in Year 10 to only four compulsory subjects.
 
The subjects on offer to Year 9 students are illustrated in the table below:
Core Subjects:
Electives:  
-     Four (4) subjects, two (2) per semester
-     3 lessons per week per subject
 
English (ENG) (3 lessons per week)
Mathematics (MAT) (3 lessons per week)
Science (SCI)  (3 lessons per week)
Health and Physical Education (HPE) (2 lessons per week)
 
History (HIS) (2 lessons per week)
 
Art
Dance
Drama
Media
 
Animal Husbandry
Digital Technologies
Food and Nutrition Studies
Industrial Technology Design
Metal Technologies
Wood Technologies
 
Business
Criminal Law
 
 

 

Year 10 Overview

 
Year 10 at Isis District SHS is the first year of Senior School and as such, students’ choice of electives should be aligned with their future aspirations in order to prepare students for their senior and future pathways.
 
We are following the Australian Curriculum requirements in terms of the subjects offered and the amount of time students participate in them. As a result, the range of elective subjects on offer to Year 10 students broadens as the number of compulsory subjects reduces from those studied in the junior years.
 
The subjects on offer to Year 10 students are illustrated in the table below:
Core Subjects:
Electives:  
-     Three (3) subjects for the year
-     3 lessons per week per subject
 
English  (3 lessons per week)
Mathematics  (3 lessons per week)
Science
(3 lessons per week if aiming to study Senior Sciences)
(2 lessons per week if not aiming to study Senior Sciences)
Sport and Health (1 or 2 lessons per week depending on Science selection)
 
·     Art
·     Dance
·     Drama
 
·     Agricultural Science
 
·     Introduction to Accounting and Business
·     Information Communication and Technologies
·     Introduction to Legal Studies
 
·     Food, Nutrition and Hospitality
 
·     Introduction to Design
·     Introduction to Engineering Trades
·     Introduction to Construction Trades
 
·     Introduction to Modern History
 
·     Exercise Science
 

 

Senior Overview

 
Senior years at Isis District SHS is based on a broad offering of academic subjects and a diverse array of accredited vocational education, offered within and external to the school. Senior students are also able to access vocational programs not able to be offered at the school, such as hairdressing and automotive, through the partnership School-TAFE Links program. The school also supports students participating in the School-based Traineeships and Apprenticeships in order to establish a career pathway after completion of school.
 

Some subjects are able to be offered via virtual schooling or distance education. All senior students are supported in planning an individual learning pathway to a viable post-school destination.

Please note some elective subjects will not run each year as each cohort have different interests.

KLAs
Year 11 from 2019
English
English (general)
Essential English (applied*)
Mathematics
General Maths (general)
Mathematical Methods (general)
Essential Maths (applied*)
·  Specialist Mathematics (general)
Science
·     Biology (general)
·     Chemistry (general)
·     Physics (general)
 
Humanities
·     Modern History (general)
 
Health & Physical Education
·     Physical Education (general)
·     Health Education (general)
·     Sport & Recreation (applied)
 
The Arts
·     Visual Art (general)
·       Drama (general)
·       Arts in Practice (Applied)
Technology
·     Agricultural Practices (applied)
·     Accounting (general)
·     Business (general)
·     Legal Studies (general)
 
·     Certificate II Retail
·     Information Communication & Technology (applied)
·     Tourism (applied)
 
·     Certificate II Hospitality 
·     Early Childhood Studies (Applied)
·     Design (general)
·     Industrial Graphics Skills (Applied)
·     Industrial Technology Skills (Applied)
·     Engineering Skills (Applied)
Wellbeing
Know Thyself Program &  Senior Preparation Program
SEP
·        Aquatic Practices (Applied) or Aquatic Foundations (QCIA)
·        ICT (Applied) or Computer Foundations (QCIA)
·        Social and Community Studies (Applied or QCIA)
·        Retail Practices (Cert or QCIA)
·        Literacy Communication (QCIA)
·        Numeracy Communication (QCIA)