Middle Curriculum

​​ The Year 7 program has been developed and structured in such a way as to provide a seamless transition for learners from Year 7 to Year 9.   This Middle School Program will promote and continue the development of pedagogies already established in the Early and Junior Years.   Programs will develop multi-literacies through inquiry-based learning and will engage students in the complete pedagogical process, from planning through to assessment and subsequent evaluation. 

The Year 7 program is moving towards a more traditional ‘Secondary’ approach, whereby the student has their lessons timetabled at a specific time. Whilst the students have been given a timetabled lesson allocation, Xavier Catholic College has tried to keep the ‘Middle Schooling’ approach evident by having CORE teachers who teach majority of the Year 7 classes. Below is a table indicating the number of lessons taught in a fortnightly timetable. The lessons have been broken up into CORE and Specialist teacher: In addition to this, students undertake Sport options for 2 lessons per cycle and have 1 lesson with their Pastoral Care class.

Total – 30 lessons per week.

Core (lessons per week, all year)

Rotational (4 lessons per week, per trimester)

English (4)

Mathematics (4)

Science (3)

Religious Education (3)

French (2)

History (4)

Health & Physical Education (3)

 

Art

Design Technology

Drama

Food Technology

Digital Technologies

Music

 

 

Students in Years 8 and 9 will study a common curriculum, structured as follows:

Core (lessons per week, all year)

Rotational (4 lessons per week, per trimester)

English (4)

Mathematics (4)

Science (3)

Religious Education (3)

French (2)

History (4)

Health & Physical Education (2)

 

Art

Design Technology

Drama

Food Technology

Media Studies

Music

 

In addition to this, students undertake Sport options for 2 lessons per week.

Total – 30 lessons per week.

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