Year 9


At DUCV, students in this phase experience a significant transition as they prepare for secondary school. Their Arabic studies continue, allowing them to enhance their proficiency in navigating various situations, engaging with diverse texts, and communicating about both their immediate surroundings and the Arabic-speaking world.

The learning focus expands to encompass personal experiences, imagination, and a broader global perspective. Students make connections across multiple subjects, exploring intercultural viewpoints and experiences relevant to teenage life. Through various interactions, they express emotions, exchange and clarify viewpoints, describe actions and responses, negotiate, and make arrangements. Additionally, students develop the ability to read, comprehend, and interpret simple Arabic texts, along with translating them into English.


Throughout year 9 Art, students build on their experience from the previous band to develop their understanding of the roles of artists and audiences. They build on their awareness of how and why artists, craftspeople and designers realise their ideas through different visual representations, practices, processes and viewpoints. They refine their personal aesthetic through working and responding perceptively and conceptually as an artist, craftsperson, designer or audience. They identify and explain, using appropriate visual language, how artists and audiences interpret artworks through explorations of different viewpoints.

Students adapt, manipulate, deconstruct and reinvent techniques, styles and processes to make visual artworks that are cross-media or cross-form. They draw on artworks from a range of cultures, times and locations as they experience visual arts.

Students reflect on the development of different traditional and contemporary styles and how artists can be identified through the style of their artworks as they explore different forms in visual arts. They adapt ideas, representations and practices from selected artists and use them to inform their own personal aesthetic when producing a series of artworks that are conceptually linked and present their series to an audience. Students also extend their understanding of safe visual arts practices and choose to use sustainable materials, techniques and technologies.

In year 9 Art at DUCV, students focus on the element “SPACE” and learn the technical skills for it in detail by exploring 1-point and 2-point perspectives.

They complete a Bird’s Eye Art unit whereby they imagine the world from different perspectives and explore aerial art by looking at Sarrita King’s artmaking practice and as well Google Earth. Students create a bird’s eye view artwork of their favourite place on earth using the elements and principles or art, focusing on the element “space” with one-point/two-point perspective. Students create their artwork to express connection to place through line, shape, colour and texture, they reflect on the meaning of representational and abstract art.

In year 9 Art, students also study screenplay as part of their media arts. They learn about film production, the format of screenplays such as the (sluglines, action & dialogue). They learn the essential building blocks of film story, the protagonist, goal, obstacle, setting character, theme & tone. Students plan a narrative storyboard for the creation of their own stop-motion film.


At DUCV the English curriculum is built around the three interrelated strands of language, literature and literacy. Our teaching and learning programs balance and integrate all three strands. Together, the strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. Learning in English builds on concepts, skills and processes developed in earlier years, and our teachers revisit and strengthen these as needed.

In Year 9 students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment. They interpret, create, evaluate, discuss and perform a wide range of literary texts in which the primary purpose is aesthetic, as well as texts designed to inform and persuade. These include various types of media texts, including newspapers, film and digital texts, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, dramatic performances and multimodal texts, with themes and issues involving levels of abstraction, higher order reasoning and intertextual references. Students develop critical understanding of the contemporary media and the differences between media texts.

Students also create a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive types of texts, for example narratives, procedures, performances, reports and discussions, and continue to create literary analyses and transformations of texts.


The Humanities and social sciences at DUCV involves the study of human behaviour and interaction in social, cultural, environmental, business, legal and political contexts.   Through the study of Humanities students can:

  • develop an understanding of human progress and the ways in which this has impacted on societies over time.
  • explore important questions about the biological, physical and technological world.
  • Be empowered to question, think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively, make decisions, and adapt to change.
  • make reflective and informed decisions, to engage in ways that shape a better world through the wellbeing and sustainability of the environment, economy, and society.

Through a range of inquiry-based projects and an integrated curriculum, students view the world from a range of perspectives past, present and future. The Humanities strands allows students to develop respect for social, cultural and religious diversity.

The different branches of Humanities studied at this level can lead students to potentially undertake VCE subjects such as Economics, History, Legal Studies, Geography, Business Management or Accounting as VCE pathways choices at Year 10 level.

4 periods per week

Areas of Study


  • Movement of peoples (1750 – 1901)
  • Making a nation
  • World War I (1914-­‐1918)


  • Biomes
  • Geographical Interconnections

Civics and Citizenship

  • Political parties / voting
  • Court Hierarchy  & criminal/civil laws  

Economics and Business

  • Preparing for workforce- Resume, Job application, Interview 


Study of mathematics at DUCV focuses on following key areas:

  • Numbers and Algebra
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Probability and Statistics

Students’ develop the following proficiencies while engaging with the content:

  • Understanding
  • Fluency
  • Problem-solving
  • Reasoning

By the end of Year 9, students solve problems involving simple interest. They interpret ratio and scale factors in similar figures. Students explain similarity of triangles. They recognise the connections between similarity and the trigonometric ratios. Students compare techniques for collecting data in primary and secondary sources. They make sense of the position of the mean and median in skewed, symmetric and bi-modal displays to describe and interpret data.

Students apply the index laws to numbers and express numbers in scientific notation. They expand binomial expressions. They find the distance between two points on the Cartesian plane and the gradient and midpoint of a line segment. They sketch linear and non-linear relations. Students calculate areas of shapes and the volume and surface area of right prisms and cylinders. They use Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry to find unknown sides of right-angled triangles. Students calculate relative frequencies to estimate probabilities, list outcomes for two-step experiments and assign probabilities for those outcomes. They construct histograms and back-to-back stem-and-leaf plots.

Number systems, financial maths, measurements, congruence & similarity, algebra, linear functions, trigonometry, quadratic functions, statistics and probability.

6 periods a week.


Quran enhancement program iat DUCV is to work towards every member within the school community to be Quran literate. This entails being able to read Quran with Tarteel and fluency, memorise minimum amount of Surah from the Qur’an, having an understanding of the Qur’an and continue to make Qur’an recitation as part of their protected daily routine. This will also promote the wellbeing of every member of the school community through the Divine light from the Qur’an.

4 periods per week

Curriculum Coverage

  • Naathirah :Juz 1-30 (Twice-2 khatam) (10 pages daily)
  • Memorisation: Yasin, Revision Juz Amma, Surah Al-Mulk, As-Ssajdah

Term 1

  • Naathirah : (Juz 1-15)
  • Memorisation : ((Yasin Ayat 1-20, Revision An-Nas till Al-Mutaffifeen)

Term 2

  • Naathirah: (Juz 16-30)
  • Memorisation: (Yasin Ayat 21-40, Revision An-Nas till An-Naba')

Term 3

  • Naathirah: (Juz 1-15)
  • Memorisation: (Yasin Ayat 41-60, Revision An-Naas till An-Naba', Al-Mulk)

Term 4

  • Naathirah: (Juz 16-30)
  • Memorisation: (Yasin Ayat 61-83, Revision An-Nas till An-Naba’, Al-Mulk and As-Sajdah)


In Year 9 Science, students explore human body system, matter, energy transfer and plate tectonics. Students develop a range of scientific inquiry skills such as data collection and consider ethics and safety in the lab. They analyse trends in data, methods and provide explain from a scientific perspective and use appropriate language and representations when communicating their findings and ideas to specific audiences.

Term 1: Body Coordination, Ecosystem

Term 2: Materials, Chemical Reaction

Term 3: Heat, Light, Sound, Disease

Term 4: Electricity, Plate Tectonics


Islamic Tarbiyah at Darul Ulum College focuses on the theoretical aspects of Islam as well as the practical ordinances, so that students are able to better practice Islam themselves as well as convey it to others. Islamic Tarbiyah focuses on nurturing students in a manner in which they will adopt and incorporate Islamic morals and values into each and every facet of their daily lives.

The primary goal of Islamic Tarbiyah is to help our children grow to be the finest examples of Islamic behaviour in practice, and to become valuable members of their communities.

Islamic Tarbiyah provides a framework for developing students' knowledge of the purpose of our existence in this world. It educates the students about their Creator and His attributes. It provides the knowledge essential to gaining true success i.e. the pleasure of our Lord. Students learn that Islam is a complete and the best way of life. It presents an environment conducive for the students to develop their Akhlaq (character).

3 periods per week

Islamic Tarbiyah at DUCV covers multi-dimensional key learning areas with significant theoretical aspects and practical applications.

Key learning areas to be covered in Semester One are:

  • Islamic Jurisprudence [Fiqh]
  • Islamic Beliefs [Aqaa-id]
  • Etiquettes and Prophetic Traditions [Adab Sunnah]
  • Islamic Theme:  Taqwa [Fear of Allah] and Simplicity/ Gratitude
  • Traditions of the Prophet PBUH [Ahaadith]

Key learning areas to be covered in Semester Two are:

  • Islamic History [Taa-reekh]
  • Autobiography of the Prophet PBUH [Seerah]
  • Personal and Spiritual Development
  • Etiquettes and Prophetic Traditions [Adab Sunnah]
  • Islamic Theme : Daawah and Tabligh [Invitation and Propogation of Religion], Akhlaq [Character] and Ikhlas [Sincerity]
  • Traditions of the Prophet PBUH [Ahaadith]

Incursions and Excursions

Incursions/excursions to help consolidate students’ learning knowledge by visiting  Magistrate Court,  Shrine of Remembrance , having guest speakers – on varies topics.