In Year 9, the Modern Languages Department has a coordinated approach to teaching the Approaches To Learning. One area is taught per term, extending students’ awareness of the nation’s cultural history, icons and obsessions. The three areas are Self-Management, Collaboration/Communication and Critical Thinking.
In parallel, the teaching of content and grammar is based around the following topics: Destinasi Oz (Destination Australia); Tanah Airku (My Homeland); Selamat (Celebrations); and Pekerjaan (Occupation).
Assessments are weighted equally, and there are five to six assessments over the year with the earliest two repeating to test improvement over the three terms.
Oral – 25%; Reading 25%; Listening 25%; Writing 25%
The Year 9 examination is in Autumn Term.
Topics and content are developed with reference to the Western Australian Curriculum: Languages.