Year 9

Equipping students with the skills and knowledge they need for high level functioning in our future local and global communities.

Year 9 is a year where students are trusted to begin making choices about their individual educational pathways, building upon skills and knowledge developed during years 7 and 8.

The Year 9 Program at Footscray High School allows all students to choose a range of subjects that suit their individual interests as well as comprehensively covering the key skills and knowledge as defined by the Victorian Curriculum.

Subjects in the Year 9 Program curriculum are drawn from the 8 Learning Areas of the Victorian Curriculum (English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, the Arts, Technology, Health/Physical Education and Languages) as well as incorporating the four Cross Curricula Capabilities of Critical/Creative Thinking, Ethical, Intercultural and Personal/Social education.

Year 9 presents an opportunity for students to individually choose a large part of their course, so they should take care to think not just about interests, but also areas of strength and potential.