Years 7 - 8
ISWA's Years 7 - 8 Curriculum offers 8 challenging courses of study. Each program is intended to promote the education of the whole person. Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced education while at the same time provide life skills appropriate to this age group.
All subject classes for students in Years 7 - 8 are allocated 1 x 40 minute period and 2 x 80 minute periods per week. Students see their subject teachers 3 times per week. The 40 minute periods are on Mondays.
Course outlines are distributed for each subject at the beginning of the academic year. Assessment and homework requirements are outlined in these documents. Students are supplied with detailed criteria and an assessment rubric if the assessment is weighted 10% or more.
Beginning in Year 7, ISWA requires students to complete 2 years of study in each of the core learning areas. We require our students to successfully complete the following:
|English||Years 7 - 8|
|Mathematics||Pre-Algebra (Year 7), Algebra 1 (Year 8)|
|Science||Life Science (Year 7), Physical Science (Year 8)|
|Society & Environment||Years 7 - 8|
|Languages other than English||French or Spanish|
|Visual Arts||Years 7 - 8|
|Information Technology||Years 7 - 8|
|Physical Education & Health||Years 7 - 8|
Students in Years 7 - 8 have the opportunity to join a variety of clubs and organisations.
Students in Years 7-8 attend a one-week camp off campus to explore valuable skills in leadership, team-building, and responsibility.
Some camps in the past have included:
|Canberra||A tour of the nation's capital city||Click here for more site details|
|Rottnest||A venture onto an A-class reserve||Click here for more site details|
|Adventure Camp||Introduction to outdoor education|