Year 9

Build your empire on the firm foundation of the fundamentals.

Term 1 | Sept. - Dec.

Basic Algebra 1

Basic Algebra 2

Formulae, Equations & Inequations 1

Formulae, Equations & Inequations 2

Participate in engaging weekly 2 hour tutorials conducted by qualified teacher.

Term 2 | Feb. - Apr.

Surds

Trigonometry 1

Basic Algebra 3

Quadratic Equations 1

Quadratics Equations 2

Mensuration 1

Term 3 | Apr. - Jun.

Mensuration 2

Coordinate Geometry 1

Indices

Algebraic Manipulation

Linear Inequalities

Consumer Arithmetic 1

Reinforce learning by completing specially chosen weekly homework questions. 

Term 4 | Jul. - Sept.

Geometry 1

Geometry 2

Geometry 3

Statistics 1

Simultaneous Equations

Receive additional help via multiple digital platforms (forum, wechat group, email).

 

Stage 5

English

Term 2 | Feb. - Apr.
Term 3 | Apr. - Jun.
Term 4 | Jul. - Sept.

Reading & writing;

Comprehension & responding to texts;

Basic language techniques;

Creative responses to written & visual stimulus;

Developing vocabulary.

Using comprehension skills to develop skills that allows students to consider purpose & intent;

Creative writing based on personal experience;

Creative writing diary entries and journals;

Preparation on NAPLAN literacy.

Writing in various forms using language techniques;

Analysis of texts to consider subjective and objective responses;

Developing vocabulary;

More advanced language & visual techniques.

Introduction to effective essay writing;

Creative writing using colour & senses other than sight;

Continuing vocabulary development;

Writing poetry.

How well a student performs in Stage 5 of the English syllabus will determine their success in the senior years leading up to the HSC. Whether a student chooses to undertake the Advanced or Standard English courses, it is vital that every student is well prepared to tackle the demands of the Preliminary and HSC English curriculum. 

Stage 5 sees students introduced to increasingly sophisticated texts with a particular emphasis on Australian literature. Students will be encouraged to appreciate and enjoy a range of fiction and non-fiction texts while learning to interpret, question and challenge the ideas which exist through a close study of the language style and techniques used within these texts. Apart from analysing written language, students will also develop skills in critiquing visual texts drawn from advertisements and other forms of multimedia. In preparation for the senior years, students will also be guided in developing their responses to classic and contemporary literature, with a key focus on composing sophisticated and imaginative responses in the form of essays and creative writing tasks.

Term 1 | Sept. - Dec.
 

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