Middle School The College has fully implemented the Australian Curriculum in subject offerings across Years 7 – 10, underpinned by the College’s Middle School Philosophy. All students at St Thomas More will study the same core subjects in Years 7 - 10. These include: Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, History / Geography and Health and Physical Education. Students in Years 7 to 9 are allocated to a Core Class for Core Subjects, which meets the Australian Curriculum and Brisbane Archdiocesan Guidelines. Students remain with the same group of students for their Core Classes and have a Core Classroom.
In Year 7 the Core Teacher teaches the Core Class across three subject areas, as well as taking the class for Pastoral Care each morning.In Year 8 the Core Teacher teaches the Core Class across two subject areas, as well as taking the class for Pastoral Care each morning. In Year 9 the Core Teacher teaches the Core Class for one subject area as well as taking the class for Pastoral Care each morning.
Elective subjects are treated differently in that there is no requirement for students to study all options. In Year 7 and 8, all students will rotate through all elective subjects. The Middle Years provide the opportunity for students to explore these options in varying degrees of depth as they progress through Year 9 and 10. Choices and results in the Middle School are a clear indicator of where a student will be successful in senior studies. Students should make subject selection choices based on their areas of interest and in preparation for future studies. With such a diversity of subjects offered at St Thomas More College, students are encouraged to study a range and balance of subjects across the Key Learning Areas.