Year 8 is an important year in which students start to tailor their academic pathway while still keeping a broad range of subjects that will keep their options open in the future. In year 8 students will select from

Subjects offered

English

Humanities

Mathematics

Science

Health and PE

Technology

Arts

LOTE

Other

Flying High

Humanities

Numeracy

Science

Boys’ Major Games

Family, Friends & Food

Visual Arts Compulsory for 1 Semester

German

Gender Bender

Mathematics

Boys’ Boot Camp*

The Celebrity Chef

Drama

Diving into the Rabbit Hole

Mathematics Extension

Girls’ Major Games

Woodwork

Vocal Magic

Fantasy, Myths and Legends

Girls’ Fun & Fitness

Metals

Production

Newspaper Club

Specialist Basketball

Textiles

Music

Skill Builder

F1 in Schools

 

Instructions for completing subject selection sheet for students going into Year 8

  1. Make selections for both semesters. Your choices for second semester will, however, depend on your progress in Semester 1.
  2. Choose 14 subjects, (7 for each semester,) 2 from each Learning Area apart from German.
  3. If you wish to study German, you can choose it instead of a subject from any of the other Learning Areas, apart from English or Maths. In the second semester, German must be substituted for a different Learning Area.
  4. Choose subjects at Year 8 level in first semester
  5. Most students will continue to work at Year 8 level in second semester. In some cases, students may be able to move into one or more Year 9 level subjects, depending on results.
  6. You will not be able to move on to the next year level in any Learning Area until you achieve a satisfactory standard at Year 8 level
  7. Before you make your selection for each Learning Area, refer to your current classroom teacher and to the information page for each Learning Area for specific rules.
  8. There is space on the back of the green sheet for parents, students or teachers to add any information that they think would be valuable for us to know when entering selections. E.g. “John is capable of a more challenging program than he has selected” or “I really want to be a Carpenter, so I really want to be in Wood.”