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Junior school

Years 7 to 9 

Glenmore State High School offers a curriculum representing a sequence of carefully planned and balanced learning experiences designed to meet the current and future needs of our students. It is grounded in student focused educational philosophy and practice, responsive to individual student needs, as well as being rich in real-life significance.

 

Literacy

 
Literacy is at the heart of all learning at Glen
more State High School
. Literacy develops via a sequence of speaking, reading and writing modes and mastery is achieved over time. At
Glenmore State High School
, the explicit teaching of reading, writing, speaking and listening across the Key Learning Areas is undertaken from years 7 to 12 and is designed to enable students to adjust and modify their performance to better meet the demands of the 21st century. To become literate members of information societies, students are taught to deal critically with a range of texts as they learn to cope with a virtually infinite range of spoken, written and electronic texts on a daily basis.
 
From years 7 to 12, 
Glenmore State High School
teachers provide learning experiences that use texts of traditional and new communications technologies to ensure our students develop the capacity to engage in a range of technologies, techniques, possibilities, problems and contexts.

Numeracy

 
At
Glenmore State High School
, numeracy learning is focused in real world contexts whilst ensuring basic mathematical concepts are addressed. To this end, ours is a program of spiralling skill development.
The ultimate aim of our approach to numeracy is to embed within students a competent set of numeracy skills whilst encouraging them to think numerically within a range of deep and challenging contexts.

 

Challenge Choice Electives

At Glenmore State High School Challenge Choice Electives (CCE) are learning options designed to complement Integrated Studies by adding richness and depth of experience within the learning options chosen by the students. CCEs often involve showcase events demonstrating the skills and knowledge developed during the term or semester.

CCEs respond to a growing body of research that suggests that students as young as ten respond positively to guided choice within the curriculum. As an options program, the CCEs are designed to attract students in activities that are relevant and stimulating.
In some cases, CCEs may have a direct link to future educational and work pathways. In other cases, CCEs may add to the students’ breadth and enjoyment within a particular key learning area. In all cases, it is important that students choose their CCEs wisely, after discussions with parents/guardians.
As the CCE program is an options program there may be additional costs to do some of the CCE’s. These costs are available in the as students select their CCE and must be paid prior to the commencement of the CCE.
Students in year 7-8 participate in one CCE each term.

 

Year 9 electives

 
All students in Year 9 select two electives to study for the entire year. Year 9 students choose these electives from a variety of subjects drawn from the Technology, LOTE, HPE and Arts Key Learning Areas.
These electives align with Year 10 assessment items and curriculum standards, develop greater levels of student understanding in areas of interest, offer links to possible future pathways, and rigorously develop the skills needed for Senior in the three Key Learning Areas.