Year 7 & 8

Students who commence Year 7 at Murtoa College are delivered a diverse range of core subjects that provide each student with a strong platform for their future years of schooling. The same core subjects are reinforced and advanced upon in Year 8 as students develop the depth and breadth of knowledge that allows them to enter Murtoa College’s Middle School program and develop their own individualised program of study.

 

For students in this stage of their schooling Murtoa College endeavours to not only teach the curriculum content that our students require to be successful, but we also strive to develop our students’ capacity to become independent, lifelong learners and instill traits into each student that will allow them to thrive during their senior years. The staff at Murtoa College deliver their classes using high impact teaching strategies, applying methods that allow all students to grow and reach their potential, as well as incorporating elements of Visible Learning that allow students to visualise the learning taking place and become more responsible for their academic growth.

In Year 7 and Year 8 students study the following subjects for the entire year:

English
Mathematics
Science
Humanities
Physical Education
Languages: German


Students in Year 7 and Year 8 also study the following subjects for a semester each to broaden their learning and gain exposure to all parts of the Victorian Curriculum, these subjects rotate between Year 7 and Year 8 classes to ensure that each student has a chance to study them throughout the two year planning cycle:

Health & Human Development
Home Economics
Woodwork
Textiles
Digital Technologies
Art
Visual Communication
Drama
Media