Middle Years (Years 8 & 9)

The curriculum program at Year 8 and 9 is structured differently from that at Year 7. It gives students more choice in the subjects that they study and allows for structured extension and remediation opportunities. The Year 8 and 9 Learning Units provide enrichment and extension activities which complement core studies.

The College has an iPad program for students in Years 7 to 9 and a BYOD (Bring your own device) program for students in Years 10 to 12 to support learning.

All Year 8 and 9 students cover the curriculum essentials (English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, LOTE and PE / Health) in year-level based Home Group classes, but they also have access to four elective learning units per year. This structure allows students to tailor their course to extend their learning in specific areas of expertise and interest.

Included in this elective block are three semester-length Challenge Learning Units at each year level in the areas of English, Mathematics and Science. Entry into these units is by an invitation based on students’ work habits and academic results in the relevant subject in the previous year. These Challenge subjects are specifically designed to extend students’ understanding and appreciation of the subject area involved and further develop their higher order thinking skills.

At Montmorency Secondary College, we also provide structured opportunities, within the Year 8 and 9 elective framework, for students who need extra assistance with English and Mathematics, to take up the challenge to improve their skill-level in the subjects, Bridging English and Bridging Maths.