Years 7 to 10

Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) is an engaging and supportive learning environment with a curriculum that reaches well beyond the classroom. Students are offered a physically and intellectually inspiring education which allows them to reach their full potential. 

In Years 7 to 10, all students are prepared for the ACT Year 10 High School Certificate under the auspices of the Department of Education. 

Year 7

Students in Year 7 study a broad range of subjects. The core subjects of English, science, geography, history, introduction to computing, mathematics, physical education/health, and religion and philosophy are undertaken for the full year. The core subjects of drama, music, textiles and design, visual art and design are undertaken for a semester each.

In addition, students choose two languages from French, Japanese, Latin and Mandarin to study for a semester each.

Year 8

Students in Year 8 continue to study a broad range of subjects. The core subjects of English, Introduction to Computing, mathematics, science, physical education/health, and religion and philosophy are undertaken for the full year. The core subjects of drama, geography, history, music, textiles and design, visual art and design are undertaken for a semester each.

Students will choose one language from French, Japanese, Latin or Mandarin to study for the year.

Year 9

English, geography, history, mathematics, science, physical education/health, religion and philosophy remain core subjects in Year 9. At this level mathematics and science are streamed.

At the end of Year 8, students have the opportunity to select electives, with parental consent, for Years 9 to 10 program. Students choose three elective subjects from an extensive list. Each elective subject is normally studied for two consecutive years in Years 9 and 10, however, in the second half of Year 9, students may elect to change one elective subject for Year 10.

Year 10

English, mathematics, science, physical education/health, religion and philosophy and history remain core subjects throughout Year 10.

Students choose three elective subjects in Year 10. They are encouraged to continue with the two from Year 9 to enable deeper learning of concepts and skills in preparation for study in Years 11 and 12.