Year 7 Altior English focuses on expanding student knowledge and understanding of a range of texts, and builds on their appreciation of how to use formal language to construct texts for school and real life purposes. Students learn to conduct formal research and are encouraged to work cooperatively in groups. Students also become actively involved in reflecting, monitoring and evaluating their work and their contribution to group activities.
In Year 7 Altior Mathematics students study Number Skills and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Throughout the year, students are expected to complete a number of Altior Tasks and major Problem-Based Learning Project. Students are given an opportunity to participate in a range of investigations and competitions designed to challenge their understanding and skill application in Mathematics.
Year 7 Altior Science provides an introduction to Science including the use of scientific equipment and the ability to carry out practical experiments. Students are also trained in the safe use of laboratory equipment and to conduct investigations and individual research. The Biology units covers the classification of organisms and their role within ecosystems. Within the Physics unit, students develop an understanding of motion and its impact on everyday objects. Students compete in the Creative Writing category of the Science Talent Search.
In Year 7 Altior Humanities, students are introduced to the study of Geography and History including the relevant methodology for conducting historical investigations. Students study various types of maps and learn the skills needed to read maps, including BOLTSS, compass reading and the understanding of latitude and longitude. They study the various geographic features and environmental issues associated with countries within the Asia-Pacific region. They also undertake investigations of notable persons and significant periods in Ancient History.