Year 8 Subject Selection Video
Open | Tuesday 25 July
Close | Monday 14 August
In Year 8, personal choice and responsibility for learning are greatly encouraged. This is in keeping with research that shows young people learn better when they feel they are involved in their own learning and have agency in the decisions they make.
Please Note: Year 8 Core Subjects and Language Stream run for 2 semesters. Arts and Technology Electives run for one semester each.
Year 8 Program
Considerations when choosing Year 8 electives
Students should also consider whether any particular unit:
- interests them
- will extend their knowledge
- is deemed a wise choice by parents and teachers
Before making any choices for a particular semester, it is vital that students view the individual subject information.
Our timetable is constructed based on students’ choices each year. The ability to accommodate a change of mind may be possible but will be limited by timetable and class size constraints.
Catering for Individual Learning Needs
Our Learning Enhancement class is offered to students with additional needs in literacy and learning. This class is undertaken instead of Language. Participation occurs by invitation only to students that have been identified with skills and knowledge below standard in a range of literacy based subjects. This class runs for both Semester 1 and 2, and continues into Year 9.
Students on an academically adjusted program receive support from our team of Learning Support Officers. This occurs in some English, Maths, Science and Humanities classes across Year 8. With parental consent, classwork and assessment tasks can be adjusted by the teacher, to cater to individual learning needs.
Continuous monitoring of students’ learning is a vital critical aspect of education learning. Students undertake a variety of coursework that develops their skills and knowledge. Online continuous reporting ensures that students and parents have access to assessment task grades and feedback in real time.
The semester report produced at the end of each semester provides a summative indication of each student’s achievement according to the Victorian Curriculum standards.