YEAR 9 AND 10

INTRODUCTION TO SENIOR STUDIES

Year 9 and 10 provides a transition from the relative structure of the junior years, to the flexibility of building your own course, given the limits in senior years.   At Year 9 and 10 students complete a combination of core and elective subjects each semester.  Further information can be found in the Year 9 and 10 College Handbook.

 CORE SUBJECTS

 

All students must study

  • English   

  • Mathematics 

  • Science

  • Physical Education

  • Health (1 semester in Year 9)

 ELECTIVE SUBJECTS

Students will select six (6) electives each year, three (3) per semester.

Students must ensure they include at least one elective from each of the following domains as part of the 6 electives they choose.

  • Arts

  • Humanities

  • Technology  - Workshop

  • Technology  - Food Studies

YEAR 9 AND 10 ELECTIVE SUBJECT SELECTION

ARTS   

  • #Art 1

  • #Art 2

  • Drama

  • Design and Photography

  • Media - Film and Television Studies

  • Media Production

  • Music      

  • Visual Communication and Design (Graphics)



ENGLISH

  •  Journalism

  • Creative Writing​



SCIENCE​

  • Horticulture

  • How Stuff Works


 
LANGUAGES

  • Le Tour de France

  • Parlez-vous Francais 1?

  • Parlez-vous Francais 2?

HEATH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION​​​

  • Health

  • Outdoor Education 

  • Sports Science



HUMANITIES 

  • Money Matters  - (Accounting)

  • Build Your Own Business  -  (Business)

  • A Brief History Of Everything - (History)

  • Australia: Empire and Conquest - (History)

  • The World Wars - (History)

  • People, Power and Punishment - (Legal Studies)

  • Geography



TECHNOLOGY - Workshop

  • Digital Technology and Computing

  • Electronics / Electrical

  • Freestyle Design

  • Mechanics, Mechanisms and Machinery

  • Metal Fab / Sculpture and Welding

  • Working with Wood

  • Textiles

TECHNOLOGY - Food Studies​​

  • Global Food

  • Learn to Cook for the rest of your life

CAMPS AND ACTIVITIES

  • A Melbourne camp for year 9 students in Term 3

  • Mt Buller Ski Camp year 10 in July

  • A week long Work experience Program for year 10 students

  • Various Camps associated with Outdoor Education Studies

  • Other excursions and activities are based on subject selection

Principal :                                    Ellie McDougall
Acting Assistant Principal :       Emma Henry
General Office hours:    8.15 am  to  4.30 pm   Monday to Friday

Ararat College is committed to Child Safety (Ministerial Order No.870) and takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the safety of our students is paramount.