Secondary School

Secondary education is an exciting step for students. Students experience personal growth as they develop intellectually and are exposed to areas of academic, sporting and personal achievement. Students will begin to make decisions and choices regarding their own education and the direction they wish to undertake in the future.

Fremantle Christian College aims to equip students for their future life, study and work. With that in mind, the College curriculum is innovative, challenging and comprehensive.

The Curriculum is based on The Australian National Curriculum and the Western Australian K - 10 Syllabus.

Year 7 is the first year of Secondary education and as such provides an introduction to the routine and rigour of the senior school. The curriculum allows for both core subjects and specialist elective subjects to be introduced and many new skills are learned. Integral to this process is the development of personal organisation and time management skills, all of which enhance study habits.

Subjects Studied in Year 7  and Year 8

Maths

In Years 7 to 10, Mathematics is a compulsory subject. Every effort is made to assist students with their numeracy and to help them succeed in this core subject. Students who struggle with the concepts of Mathematics are given support within the classroom setting and have the opportunity to seek assistance from a tutor during lunchtime.

English

The English curriculum is varied and designed to cater for a diversity of literacy skills and abilities in the student body. Students undergo literacy and comprehension testing at the commencement of each year. This testing helps staff to identify and address problems and design beneficial programs throughout the year.

Students will cover a broad range of texts throughout their study at the College. They will study traditional text forms such as novels, short stories and poetry as well as films, documentaries and still images.

In Years 7 to 10, students concentrate on reading and the development of language skills as well as writing and oral communication

Society and Environment

Society and Environment covers a broad range of topics to help develop students’ understanding of the world around them and the society in which they live. There is a strong emphasis on both skills and content. The skills that students learn from the study of Humanities pertain to literacy, numeracy, research skills, critical thinking and enquiry. Each year level from Year 7 to Year 10 covers History and Geography. There are also units on Government, Law and Economics.

Science

At Fremantle Christian College we aim to develop students’ science inquiry skills, their understanding of science as a human endeavour, and their science understanding through the core topics of Biological, Chemical, Earth and Space, and Physical Sciences.

Christian Education

Christian Education aims to provide every student with an overview of Christianity and its contribution to the development of western civilisation. Students will gain an understanding of God, the person of Jesus Christ, the Bible, faith and salvation. Students will also learn about the uniqueness of Christianity among other world religions. A variety of teaching and learning strategies are employed to make the subject both relevant and enjoyable for each student.

Throughout the course students are encouraged to ask questions of their teachers as well as do their own research. Students are asked to participate fully in the class and to be respectful of the opinions and decisions of others.

Physical Education

At Fremantle Christian College we endeavour to offer our secondary students a variety of sporting and physical activity opportunities that will encourage all students to reach their potential. There is a balanced focus on maximum participation and achieving sporting excellence.

Health education classes are compulsory for students in Year 7 to 10. Topics covered include healthy lifestyles, healthy eating, fitness, emotional and physical well-being and relationships.

Language other than English

A foreign language can open students’ minds to different sounds, different tastes and different cultures. At Fremantle Christian College students study Indonesian as a second language.

Visual Art

The Year 7 Visual Arts course is outcomes based and allows students the opportunity to explore creative activities that encourage personal enjoyment and fulfilment. This is achieved through design making and evaluating of both 2D and 3D art works. Through visual arts practice the course promotes an understanding of visual literacy, which will also develop students appreciation and awareness of art in society.

ICT

A wide range of skills and activities are taught to the students of Fremantle Christian College. All of these subjects have a ‘hands on’ approach and are designed to introduce students to a diversity of ways in which we can practically support the community around us.

Electives

The College offers a wide range of creative subjects. In Year 7 and 8, students cycle through elective subjects such as music, drama, foods and media.

  • Music- for 1 term
  • Drama- for 1 term
  • Foods- for 1 term
  • Media- for 1 term