Year 9 is our final year of Middle School which paves the way for Year 10, our first year of Senior School.
In Years 9 and 10 at Brigidine, our students are guided to be women of determination (strength) and compassion (gentleness) as they are given the opportunity to be more engaged in cultural immersion and social justice.
Year 9 at Brigidine is a period where our young women grow in confidence in their abilities and more broadly in their interests as they explore subjects that connect with their interests and gifts. They are encouraged to achieve their best academically and in cocurricular pursuits including sports. They learn to take responsibility for their own learning and how they can help the welfare of others.
Year 10 is a watershed year for our students as they enter Senior School and can take advantage of numerous new academic options and pathways, work experience and business opportunities. It’s an exciting introduction to the real world. Throughout these two years we continue to support and develop our girls through highly-valued Wellbeing programs that aid their personal development and relationship with faith.
Years 9 and 10 Curriculum Overview
Brigidine College offers Year 9 and Year 10 students enriching and challenging learning in the middle years of schooling to ensure students’ needs are best met. In addition to completing mandated subjects, students can select enrichment subjects that capture their interest and provide opportunities to succeed.
Year 9 and 10 Students at Brigidine – as in Years 7 and 8 – do five subjects that follow the Australian Curriculum framework produced by Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) and developed by the Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority (QCAA). Accordingly, we include these mandatory subjects as part of our core compulsory subjects for Years 9 and 10. (See below.)
These subjects continue to develop the seven general capabilities that were a focus of Years 7 and 8, along with three cross-curriculum priorities are:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
- Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia
Our compulsory core subjects are:
- Religious Education
- Humanities – History and Geography
- Physical Education
Two subjects will be studied in each of Year 9 and Year 10 from the following options:
- Enterprise Education
- Design and Digital Solutions
- Food and Textiles
- The Arts
- Visual Arts
- Health and Physical Education
When students engage in a variety of subjects they enhance their learning muscle by developing specific and different thinking and learning skills. All students are encouraged to grasp these opportunities to grow as they open pathways to the future.
For an in-depth guide to each learning area, download the year level learning area guide below.