The Australian Curriculum and
The International Baccalaureate: Middle Years Program.
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) is a curriculum framework that is designed to meet the specific learning needs of students in the middle years of their schooling. It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The Middle Years Program (MYP) emphasises intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world.
It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement—essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders. Some students begin the IBMYP in Year 6 at primary school, while others commence upon coming to Norwood Morialta High School in Year 8.
Questions should be directed to the Middle Campus Deputy Principal, Ms Karen Andrews or Learning Community Leader, Ms Jade Clifford.
Year 8 Overview
All year 8 students must study subjects from the eight learning areas of the IBMYP and Australian curriculum. All subjects are assessed on a semester basis and there are 14 semesters in a year. There is some choice available in some learning areas.
All students study a full year (2 semesters) of:
English or English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Language: students must choose one of the following languages: German, Greek, Italian, Japanese and Chinese.
All students study a half year (semester) of:
General Arts: Art and Drama or Music
Health and Physical Education
One semester remains for student choice from the remaining subject offerings.
Please note that every effort will be made to accommodate student choices but student demand, timetable management, staff and resources may preclude some requests.
Additional Costs for Subjects
The material and/or services related to SACE Courses are covered by the Material and Services Fee (ie School Fees). However, some subjects offer students the opportunity to undertake practical experiences which enrich the learning outcomes for students and these may incur additional costs which are not covered by the Material and Services Fee.
Please read the subject choice information carefully to identify the full costs associated with these. NOTE: Should there be outstanding monies owed to the School, students may not be permitted to be enrolled in subjects or VET courses where there are significant additional costs.
Listed below are all subjects open to Year 8 students. Please remember that a number of subjects have prerequisites which must be met to allow you to enrol. If you have not met one or more of these prerequisites at the time of subject selection you will not be able to enrol through our web preference system.