Year 9 Subject Selection 2021

2021 Year 9 Subject Selection

This page has been prepared to guide Year 8 students and their parents through the subject selection process for Year 9 in 2021. Follow each section for information on the programs and subjects offered in Year 9 at St Patrick's College.

  • Section 1 - Welcome to the Middle School

  • Section 2 - Subjects and Interests

  • Section 3 - Core Subjects

  • Section 4 - Year 9 Literacy Program

  • Section 5 - Year 9 Electives

  • Section 6 - Submitting your Subjects Selections

  • 2021 Year 9 Information Booklet

  • Subject Submission Instructions - Web Preferences

Section 1

Welcome to the Middle School

The St Patrick’s College Middle School aims to be a significant and positive experience in the life of the Year 9 boys in our care. We acknowledge the particular needs of adolescents and strive to provide opportunities for each student to become independent and active learners through rich and innovative curriculum, a curriculum that awakens and stimulates the intelligence.


Section 2

Subjects and Interests

To help you get thinking about your subjects for Year 9, ask yourself the following:

  1. Which Year 8 subjects am I good at or I enjoy?
  2. Which Year 9 subjects do I think I will be good at or am interested in?


Section 3

Year 9 - Core Subjects

Students in the Year 9 Program are required to complete the following areas of study:

Religious Education  6 sessions per fortnight
English 10 sessions per fortnight
Mathematics 10 sessions per fortnight
Humanities 10 sessions per fortnight
Science 10 sessions per fortnight
Physical Education 4 sessions per fortnight
Rite Journey 2 sessions per fortnight
Community Service 2 sessions per fortnight
Pastoral Care 2 sessions per fortnight



Section 4

Year 9 Literacy Program

The Year 9 Literacy options are 8 sessions per fortnight for the whole year. Students will choose one of the following Literacy Options.

Japanese (VET Certificate II in Applied Languages)

A continuation of the Year 8 Japanese program.

Literacy Support 

A targeted intervention program designed to support boys who benefit from the teaching of explicit literacy skills.

Literacy Development 

Literacy Development provides the opportunity for boys to extend their knowledge and experience in a range of literacy genres that can be applied in other subject areas.

Students who nominate Literacy Development will choose from the following:

  • Computer Coding
  • Film and Media
  • Philosophy
  • Art, Design and Architecture
  • Scientific Investigation and Thinking
  • Literature and English Language
  • Mathematical Problem-Solving and Financial Awareness

See the Year 9 Information Booklet for more details about each of the Literacy Development subjects.


Section 5

Year 9 Electives

The Year 9 elective offerings come from four disciplines – Computing, Health and Physical Education, Technology and The Arts. All Year 9 students study one elective subject each semester.  Choose your electives from two of the four disciplines.

Read about each elective in the 2021 Year 9 Information Booklet.


Section 6

Submitting your Subject Selections

Web preferences - Selecting your subjects

You now need to submit your proposed 2021 Year 9 subjects into Web preferences. You will be sent an email with a personalised link from - Don't delete it!!! .

With your parents, choose your Literacy Program from the three options.

Choose your Elective subjects.

For more instructions on how to submit web preferences see the instructions below.

Contact Mr Ferguson, Director of Administration if you need help with submitting your web preferences or have lost the email.

  • Subject Submission Instructions - Web Preferences

Returning your Subject Selections and your 2021 Intentions

Through PAM, your parents will receive an activity request about your 2021 Intentions and Subject Selections. Please complete this by Friday, September 4.

With your parents, enter your proposed 2021 subjects in Web preferences. Save the PDF receipt. You do not need to send this to us.

That's all!


If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the school.


For more information on 2021 Year 9 Subject Selection, please contact Mrs Julia Petrov - Director of Teaching and Learning.