Grade 9 Overview

Grade 9 at Havergal marks the first year of Senior School, preparing students to envision a future where anything can be achieved. Each student assumes increasing responsibility for the decisions that shape their future. They are guided and mentored by inspiring faculty and staff who ensure that all learners have a successful experience.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Develop knowledge and skills through the study of big ideas, theories and abstract problems.
  • Explore content through asking important questions.
  • Observes, questions and explores new ideas and opportunities for learning.
  • Identifies, gathers and uses information and resources to complete tasks.
  • Take responsibility for their actions, with a focus on living Havergal’s values, and striving to contribute positively to their community.
  • Accommodate the needs of others and adapt and encourage multiple styles.

Curriculum at a Glance

In Grade 9, students select an appropriate combination of academic and open courses in order to add to their knowledge and skills, explore their interests and determine the type of educational program they are best suited to undertake in later grades. When selecting their courses, students are not expected to make binding decisions about a particular education or career pathway; however, they should try to ensure that they have the prerequisites required for future courses they plan to take. Students in Grade 9 take a combination of compulsory and elective courses, allowing them to explore their interests. They are taught by specialist teachers who present ideas in a rich and interconnected manner.