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Curriculum

Years 7 and 8 (Stage 4) Curriculum

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology (Mandatory)
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
  • Language other than English (French, German or Japanese in Year 8 only).

Years 9 and 10 (Stage 5) Curriculum

Our Stage 5 courses build on the knowledge and skills developed in Stage 4. Students in Year 9 study three electives in Year 9 and two electives in Year 10 along with their mandatory studies.

Mandatory Courses:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • PDHPE
  • Australian History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship

Electives:

  • History
  • Applied Philosophy
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
  • Commerce
  • Design Technology
  • Information and Software Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Industrial Technology – Wood
  • Graphics Technology
  • Visual Arts
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Physical Activity and Sports Studies

Note: Languages on offer vary from year to year according to student interest.
Students in Years 9 and 10 can also study a language not offered at the College, through the NSW School of Languages. Additional subjects may also be available online or through distance education.

Years 11 and 12 (Stage 6) Curriculum

We give Year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to mature in many facets of personal development. All students must study at least two units of English and at least one unit of Religious Studies. Following extensive discussion with Year 10 students and their parents, we help students select courses that reflect their interests and strengths while maximising their options for tertiary study.

The elective courses we currently offer students in Years 11 and 12 are:

  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Studies in Catholic Thought
  • Chemistry
  • Community and Family Studies
  • Dance
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English (Extension 1 and 2, Advanced and Standard English, English Studies)
  • Engineering Studies
  • Food Technology
  • Industrial Technology – Timber
  • Information Processes and Technology
  • Languages – French, German and Japanese
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics (Extension 1 and 2, 2 Unit and Mathematics Standard 1 and 2)
  • Modern History
  • Music 1
  • PDHPE
  • Physics
  • Investigating Science
  • Science Extension
  • Society and Culture
  • Studies of Religion (1 unit or 2 unit)
  • Visual Arts
  • VET – Construction
  • VET – Hospitality
  • VET – Entertainment

Students can also choose to study a language not offered at the College, through NSW School of Languages. Additional subjects may also be available online or through distance education.

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