MWSC Year 9 Handbook 2020

Front Cover 1
CONTENTS 3
INFORMATION 4
Middle School Team 2018 4
2018 Faculty Heads – Contact email addresses 4
A Message from Head of Middle School 5
Curriculum - An Overview 6
Choosing Electives 6
Choosing Electives - some advice 6
Enhancement 6
Examinations 7
Explore 7
Year 9 Curriculum 2019 8
Year 9 Core Curriculum 8
Year 9 Electives 8
Homework 8
CORE SUBJECTS 9
English 9
English Enhancement 9
Humanities 10
Health 11
Mathematics Accelerated 12
Mathematics - Mainstream Advanced/ Mainstream/Mainstream Support 12
Science 13
ELECTIVE SUBJECTS 14
The Arts 14
Drama 14
Media 14
Journalism 15
Music 16
Visual Art - Art 17
Visual Art - 3D Art and Ceramics 17
Visual Communication 18
English 19
Pathways and Literacy Skills - PALS 19
English as an Additional Language (EAL) 19
Health and Physical Education 20
Sports Performance and Nutrition 20
Sport and Recreation Leadership (Duke of Edinburgh Award) 21
Languages 22
German 22
Japanese 22
Technology 23
Food Safari 23
Design, Create and Bake 24
Electronics 25
Designing for Tomorrow 25
IT - Beginning Programming and Networking 26
IT - Beginning Multimedia and Web Design 26
Plastics 27
Wood 27
PATHWAYS 28
Arts Pathway 28
English Pathway 29
Health and Physical Education Pathway 30
Humanities Pathway 31
Mathematics Pathway 32
Science Pathway 33
Technology Pathways: Information Technology and Materials and Systems Engineering 34
Technology Pathways: Food Studies 35
Languages Pathway 35

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