Curriculum

JUNIOR CURRICULUM

Students enter Queechy High School in Year 7 and all students study a common curriculum.

YEAR 7 CURRICULUM

A Year 7 student’s curriculum is given the following time allocations in the school’s weekly timetable structure:-

Compulsory Subjects
English ............................3 blocks
Mathematics ....................3 blocks
Science ...........................2 blocks
Society and Environment .. 2 blocks
ithink ...............................1 blocks
Health and Wellbeing ........2 blocks
LOTE ...............................2 blocks
Applied Design ................ 2 blocks ½ year
Music ............................. 2 blocks ½ year
Drama .............................2 blocks ½ year
Home Economics ............. 2 blocks ½ year

CURRICULUM ENHANCEMENT

  • Participation in Northern High School sports rosters
  • School Concert Band and Ensemble groups
  • Inter-house sports carnivals
  • Inter-house sports activities as arranged by house captains
  • Reading Programme
  • International Students
  • Year 7 Camping Programme
  • Peer Support Programme
  • School trips relative to Learning Areas
  • 6-7 Transition Programme
  • 7-8 Transition Programme
  • 8-9 Transition Programme
  • Debating
  • Readers’ Cup
  • Tournament of The Minds
  • Maths & Science Competitions

TRANSITION

Students commencing Year 7 at the start of the school year have the opportunity to participate in two transition programmes.
In December of the previous year students can attend an ‘Orientation Day’ where they meet their Tutor Group for the coming year and follow a special learning programme for the day.
On their first day of term 1 Year 7 students only attend, thus giving them the sole run of their new school on the first day.
 

YEAR 8 CURRICULUM


In Year 8 students have a core curriculum as well as choosing three elective subjects from the subject areas of Home Economics, Art, Speech & Drama, LOTE, Music and Business Studies.
Compulsory Subjects
English
Maths

OVERVIEW

A senior student’s curriculum is given the following time allocations in the school’s weekly timetable structure:-

Compulsory
Subjects
English ............................3 blocks
Mathematics ....................3 blocks
Science ...........................2 blocks
Society and Environment ...2 blocks
ithink ...............................2 blocks
Health and Wellbeing ........2 blocks
Personal Pursuits
Line 1 ..............................2 blocks
Line 2 ..............................2 blocks
Line 3 ..............................2 blocks
In Grade 8 students can study either:
3 full year Personal Pursuits
Or
2 full year and 2 half year courses.


Personal Pursuits
Selection Handbook Grade 8
......click here.

SENIOR CURRICULUM

Students enter the senior section of our school having studied a broad program in years 7 & 8, although they will have experienced some choice in Year 8.
In Years 9 & 10, students have a more flexible curriculum covering both compulsory subjects (English, Maths, Science, Society and Environment, ithink) and Personal Pursuits.


OVERVIEW

A senior student’s curriculum is given the following time allocation in the school’s weekly timetable structure:-

Compulsory Subjects
English ............................3 blocks
Mathematics ....................3 blocks
Science ...........................2 blocks
Society & Environment ......2 blocks
Ithink .............................. 3 blocks
Health and Wellbeing ........1 block
Personal Pursuits
Line 1 ..............................2 blocks
Line 2 ..............................2 blocks
Line 3 ..............................2 blocks
In Grade 9 and 10 students can study either:
3 full year Personal Pursuits
Or
2 full year and 2 half year courses
Or
1 full year and 4 half year courses

CURRICULUM ENHANCEMENT

  • Participation in Northern High Schools Sport rosters as part of Wednesday Afternoon Activities or after school rosters.
  • School Concert Band and Ensemble Groups
  • Mainland trips
  • Inter-house sports carnivals
  • MARSS programme involving work placements for students at risk due to poor literacy, numeracy and/or social skills.
  • Pre-driver Education Programme
  • Participation in competitions designed to extend more able students:-
    - Maths Competitions
    - English Competitions
    - Science Competitions
    - Tournament of Minds
  • Inter-school Debating
  • Year 10 Extension Maths
  • International Student Unit, exchange students and refugees.
  • Close liaison with Newstead College and Launceston College facilitating the acceleration of identified students.

 Flexible Programs

 


TRANSITION

Students progressing to Years 9 or 10 receive extensive counselling as to their subject choices for the current year and their pathways to study at Years 11 and 12, and ultimately to the careers of their choice.
(This service is also available to the parents of these students.)
Year 10 students all participate in college orientation programs, as well as spending a significant amount of their Vocational Education time in planning their pathways to careers.

SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT

  • Year 9 and Year 10 Student Councils
  • Year 10 Student Leadership Board
  • House Captains
  • Peer Support
  • Careers Captains
  • Peer Mentors
  • Student Awards and Certificates
  • Year and full school assemblies
 
 
 

Personal Pursuits
Selection Handbook Grade 9 & 10
......click here.