Year 9 Curriculum Overview

Compulsory Subjects

All Aberfoyle Park High School Year 9 students undertake a combination of compulsory and elective subjects.

The compulsory subjects are designed in line with the requirements of the Australian Curriculum. The Year 9 compulsory Australian Curriculum subjects are:

IGNITE students undertake the compulsory subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) within the IGNITE program and usually with their Care Group. IGNITE students also continue with the language studied in Year 8 (Japanese or Spanish). For more information follow this link to the APHS IGNITE Program.

Students considering undertaking International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in 2024 should note that the IBDP requires students to study an additional language as a requirement of the course, so choosing to continue studies in either Japanese or Spanish is essential.  For more information about the IBDP, please go to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme page of this handbook.

Year 9 students select five elective subjects in order of preference (1-5). Full year elective subjects must be selected as two consecutive preferences.
IGNITE, or prospective IBDP  students must continue in Japanese or Spanish (2 elective choices) and therefore choose a further 3 subjects from the following electives.

Year 9 Elective Subjects
The Arts

Health and Personal Development

Design and Technologies

Please click on the link below to download the subject selection form.
Year 09 Subject Selection Form 2024

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