Year 9


Box Hill Senior Secondary College has a strong tradition of providing opportunities for students to develop programs of study in areas of interest that provide pathways to further study, training and employment.

During Year 9 students are offered a unique opportunity to:

•    Develop learning skills that are necessary in preparing for future subject offerings at Years 10 to 12 and beyond
•    Focus on developing their life skills by strengthening and engaging with the broader community
•    Be involved in a range of programs and initiatives designed to build their self-confidence, foster independent learning and develop a greater
     sense of respect for themselves as well as others
•    Enter Years 10 to 12 with confidence and a clear sense of direction.

Students in Year 9 will develop essential knowledge and skills through core studies and be able to pursue areas of interest with their elective choices.
Particular emphasis is placed on developing learning and work related competencies such as:

•    Communication  
•    Problem Solving
•    Time Management
•    Information Literacy Skills
•    Working in Teams
•    Leadership Qualities

The structure of the Year 9 learning program is designed to provide students with a range of learning experiences and allow students to begin to pursue areas of interest. All students study English or English as an Additional Language (EAL), Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Health & Physical Education. Core subjects at Year 9 reflect the relevant the Victorian Curriculum and build upon the essential skills, knowledge and understandings that students developed in Years 7 and 8. Participation in the Sport Development program counts as one elective.  Students are encouraged to explore electives in areas they enjoy and that may relate to their future career aspirations.  Elective choices to be offered will depend upon the student demand and staffing availability.

Further information about the subjects available can be found in the BHSSC Subject Handbook.