Choose a Subject
At Year 9, English, Science, Social Science, Health and Physical Education, and Mathematics are compulsory.
Students must select one Technology subject from Technology Electronics, Technology Metal, and Technology Wood.
Students must select one subject from Arts subject from Music, Performance Music, and Visual Arts.
They must then select four half-year option courses. However, they cannot repeat their Technology or Arts choice from above.
The Junior Diploma
|Subject Assessment Points||These are calculated from assignments/tests/exams||160 points|
|Engagement Points||These are calculated from a student’s engagement report||40 points|
|TOTAL POINTS – for a year||200 points|
To gain an endorsement with Excellence a student will need to gain more than 80% of the available credits
To gain an endorsement with Merit a student will need to gain more than 60% of the available credits
To gain an endorsement with Achieved a student will need to gain at least 45% of the available credits
Calculating the subject assessment points:
Each subject area will have a number of assignment/tests/exams worth points, normally 4 points or 8 points.
A full-year course like English or Mathematics at Year 9 is worth 24 points.
Points will be allocated for each assessment, using the following formula:
100% of the point value if the assessment is gained with Excellence
75% of the point value if the assessment is gained with Merit
50% of the point value if the assessment is gained with Achieved
25% of the point value if the assessment is Not Achieved
0% of the point value if the student did not make an attempt
An English Assessment on formal writing is worth 8 Points.
8 points if they gained the assessment with Excellence
6 points if they gained the assessment with Merit
4 points if they gained the assessment with Achieved
2 points if they attempted the assessment but got Not Achieved
0 points if they did not make an attempt
Engagement Points – calculation
40 points will be awarded based on the engagement report (10 Points will be awarded each term).
The points will be given based on the total engagement percentage divided by 10.