Year 9

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 At Marymount College, we are fortunate to be able to offer a wide range of subjects and combinations of subjects that should satisfy the vast majority of families.

There are many important decisions you have to make while at school. Some of the most important are concerned with the choice of subjects to take in Years 9 and 10 and later the selection of subjects for Years 11 and 12. These are important decisions since they may affect your career path. Your course selections can also directly affect your success at school and how you feel about school.


Our Curriculum is designed to provide a broad, flexible and developmental subject offering to meet the students’ core academic needs, provide an extension for more able students, and allow access to a wide elective offering to meet the diverse interests of individual students.

We teach the foundational knowledge for all students in Religious Education, English, History, Mathematics and Science for VET Pathways and Tertiary Pathways in the Senior Secondary Years. Through the elective subjects, we provide foundations in other discipline areas as well.

Our philosophy is informed by the Learning Framework, Catholic Education, and Archdiocese of Brisbane. The overarching goal is to develop reflective and self-directed learners who can shape and enrich our changing world as Catholic Christians now, and in their lives beyond school. The curriculum is in line with the Australian Curriculum. 

Please read the information carefully and never be hesitant about asking for help from our staff. They have many years of experience in these matters and are only too happy to be of assistance.


The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. It has been an everyday part of the school calendar since 2008.

NAPLAN tests the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling and numeracy. The assessments are undertaken nationwide, every year, in the second full week in May.

NAPLAN is made up of tests in the four areas (or ‘domains’) of:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation)
  • Numeracy

NAPLAN tests skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time through the school curriculum. Further information regarding NAPLAN can be accessed at  and NAPLAN Information for Parents.pdf 

YearTest Dates
15-17 May
14-16 May