Years 7-10 Curriculum

Years 7-10 at Marist

Curriculum in Years 7-10 at MRC is informed by the National Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians and Catholic Social Teaching. Curriculum decisions are made by discerning the needs of learners in becoming confident, creative, reflective, informed and committed to the transformation of society towards a more compassionate and just world (TCEO Learning & Teaching Platform).

Our aim is to provide innovative teaching practices including the use of 21st century technologies to ensure students have access to first class learning opportunities. In 2014 we commenced implementation of a 1:1 computer program for students in Years 7-10.


The Year 7-10 learning program at the College follows the Australian Curriculum in the key learning areas of maths, science, English, humanities and social sciences.

Core subjects

  • Religious Education
  • Maths
  • Science
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Health & Physical Education
  • LOTE (Year 7 only)


Students select from a range of elective subjects from the faculties of:

  • LOTE
  • Vocational Education Training (VET)
  • Technology
  • The Arts
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Detailed information about all subject options and electives for each year level can be found in the Year 8-10 Subject Selection Guide   and the Year 7 Curriculum Guide.

Information evenings and opportunities to discuss subject options are available throughout the year. Heads of faculty and subject teachers are available during Subject Advice Night to discuss subject choices.


Assessment modes and demands vary with subjects. The core subjects are assessed against achievement standards. Religious Education is assessed against Tasmanian Catholic Education achievement standards. English, mathematics, science and history (HaSS) are assessed against ACARA achievement standards. Non-ACARA subjects are assessed against assessment criteria or may be competency-based.


Reports are distributed twice throughout the year. Parent and student are invited to meet with teachers at our Parent Teacher Evenings.

  • Reports distributed 10 April, Parent-Teacher session 16 April
  • Reports distributed 4 July, Parent-Teacher session 24 July

Middle Years curriculum overview

The learning program in Middle Years focuses on the particular academic, pastoral and social needs of young adolescence, as they make the transition from primary to secondary education. An emphasis on literacy and numeracy, combined with essential skills and knowledge for 21st century learners, enables students to become creative thinkers, problem solvers and solution seekers. The development of the whole person is a core focus, placing emphasis on pastoral care, school-parent partnerships, teacher-student and peer relationships. Students have extended contact with a core group of teachers and this creates an optimal environment for collaborative learning and teaching.

Year 9-10 curriculum overview

Years 9 and 10 can be a time of consolidation, where students strengthen and lay the foundations to prepare for further academic study and vocational pathways. Students are provided with opportunities to develop independent learning skills and employability skills as they progress into more formal curricula. In these years the curriculum is infused with leadership, opportunities to develop general capabilities and to foster confidence, sense of self, and connection with community, build resilience and the ability to discern. Through the Marist Plus 10 Certificate program, Year 10 students are provided with opportunities to undertake work experience, engage in a range of opportunities for investigating career options as well as develop a pathway plan. For more information go to Career Centre.