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Mount Alvernia College

Educating young women in the Franciscan tradition

Francis School (Years 7-8)

Mount Alvernia College

With each student’s needs as the focus, the Years 7 and 8 curriculum is structured around our clear focus on Community. This ‘big idea’ with the General Capabilities (Australian Curriculum) connects all Learning Areas within the curriculum, ensuring that students are provided the grounding of knowledge and skills in all Learning Areas, building a strong foundation for studies beyond this year level.


Year 7

In Year 7, the common FOUNDATION course of study consists of integrated and connected inquiry-based units in:

Core Studies

  • Religious Education
  • English (Australian Curriculum)
  • History (Australian Curriculum)
  • Geography (Australian Curriculum)

Core Studies

  • Mathematics (Australian Curriculum)
  • Science (Australian Curriculum)

 Core Study

  • Health and Physical Education (Australian Curriculum)

Students will experience a variety of courses in The Arts, Technologies, Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Creative Immersions

Students will undertake for the duration of one semester each:

  • Wood Technology
  • Home Economics
  • Art
  • Music

Creative Immersions

Students will undertake the following short courses for the duration of six weeks:

  • Japanese
  • Italian
  • Drama
  • Business Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Graphics

ReTech

Research and Technology is a school-developed course of study undertaken by all students and provides grounding in digital citizenship, use of technologies, study techniques, use of the iCentre and other communication and collaborative skills.


Year 8

In YEAR 8, the common FOUNDATION course of study consists of integrated and connected inquiry-based units in:

Core Studies

  • Religious Education
  • English (Australian Curriculum)
  • History (Australian Curriculum)
  • Geography (Australian Curriculum)

Core Studies

  • Mathematics (Australian Curriculum)
  • Science (Australian Curriculum)

 Core Study

  • Health and Physical Education (Australian Curriculum)

Students will experience a wide variety of courses in The Arts, Technologies, Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Elective Course

Students will undertake for the duration of one semester each:

Technologies
  • Independent Research Project
  • Home Economics
The Arts
  • Art
  • Music

Other key Elective Courses

Students will undertake the following short courses:

  • Business and Technology
  • Japanese
  • Italian
  • Drama
  • Design and Technology
  • Literacy/Numeracy Development – by invitation (Semester 2 only)
  • Research and Technology

These foundation courses have been designed to create a comprehensive base for all Learning Areas, ensuring our students will be well equipped for their future studies and experiences at Mount Alvernia College. Students will then be able to choose some preferred subject areas for Year 9 and later years, providing they meet certain requirements of the College.


Parent Information Night - 14 February

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