Curriculum Yrs 7 to 12

Year 7 Curriculum

College teaching programs aim to foster Catholic values through day to day learning activities throughout the curriculum.
 
STAGE 4
Year 7
 
Students in Year 7 study a common curriculum experiencing a wide range of subjects as follows:
 
·         ConnecTED Learning - incorporates three KLA's (RE, English and HSIE)
·         Mathematics
·         Science
·         Technology Mandatory
·         Music
·         Visual Arts
·         Personal Development Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
 
Skills and knowledge relating to the use and understanding of digital technology is incorporated into the content/skills of all syllabuses.
 
Classes in Year 7 are not academically streamed.
 
Learning support teachers and assistants support those students with special needs, and further extend and enrich the learning of gifted and talented students.
  
Year 8 Curriculum
 
STAGE 4
Year 8
 
Students in Year 8 study a common curriculum experiencing a wide range of subjects as follows:
 
·         Religious Education
·         English
·         Mathematics
·         Science
·         Technology Mandatory
·         Geography
·         History
·         Music
·         Visual Arts
·         Personal Development Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
·         French or Japanese
 
As in Year 7, skills and knowledge relating to the use and understanding of digital technology is incorporated into the content/skills of each syllabus.
 
All Year 8 classes are of mixed academic ability.
 
Learning support teachers and assisants support those students with special needs, and further extend and enrich the learning of gifted and talented students. 
 
  
Year 9 Curriculum
 
STAGE 5
Year 9
 
All students study a wide range of subjects as follows:
 
·         Religious Education
·         English
·         Mathematics
·         Science
·         Australian Geography, Civics and Citizenship
·         Australian History, Civics and Citizenship
·         PDHPE
 
Electives in Stage 5
 
Students choose an elective course to study just in Year 9, as well as two electives to study in Year 9 and Year 10.
 
Two year electives include: 
- Agriculture
- Commerce
- Drama
- Food Technology
- Graphics Technology
- Industrial Technology – Metal
- Industrial Technology – Timber
- Information Technology (VET)
- Japanese
- Music
- Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS)
- Visual Arts
 
One year electives include:
- Artmaking
- Bootcamp Fitness
- Cooking
- Duke of Edinburgh
- Interior Design
- Outdoor Education
- Publishing
- Song writing
- Video gaming

All elective courses are offered but will be timetabled only if selected by a viable number of students and staffing is available.

Mathematics classes are streamed according to the three courses offered. All other classes are of mixed ability.
 
Learning support teachers and assistants support those students with special needs, and further extend and enrich the learning of gifted and talented students.
   
Year 10 Curriculum
 
STAGE 5
Year 10
 
Students in Year 10 continue their Year 9 pattern of study.
  
Year 10 students are also involved in:
 
- a Work Studies Program (one lesson per week)
- a Community Involvement Program
- a Work Experience Program
 
At the end of Year 10, the school submits achievement grades to BOSTES for courses students have studied in Year 9 and 10 which will be recorded on their individual Record of School Achievement (ROSA).
 
All students complete the Board of Studies “All My Own Work” program during the year in preparation for their Year 11 studies.
 
Learning support teachers and assistants support those students with special needs, and further extend and enrich the learning of gifted and talented students.
 
Year 11 and 12 Curriculum
 
STAGE 6 – HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE
Years 11 and 12
 
All students must study at least 2 Units of English and 1 Unit Catholic Studies, 1 Unit Studies of Religion or 2 Unit Studies of Religion for the Preliminary year.
 
All students must study at least 2 Units of English and 1 Unit Catholic Studies, 1 Unit Studies of Religion or 2 Unit Studies of Religion for the HSC year.
 
Students choose the remainder of their subjects after a considerable period of consultation and discussion between students, teachers and parents from the beginning of Term 3, Year 10.
 
There is a wide range of available subjects but any subject will be timetables only if selected by a viable number of students and if staffing is available. Some subjects may be available on-line or through distance education. There is also the option for students to complete TAFE courses as part of their studies. These courses carry an extra fee paid to an external body.
 
There are school based entry requirements for some subjects.
 
Elective subjects available for the Higher School Certificate include:
 
- Agriculture
- Ancient History
- Modern History
- Extension History (HSC only)
- Biology
- Business Studies
- Chemistry
- Community and Family Studies
- Design and Technology
- Drama
- Economics
- English - Advanced
- English - Standard
- English - Fundamentals (Preliminary only)
- English - Extension 1
- English - Extension 2 (HSC only)
- English Studies (Board Approved Course)
- Exploring Early Childhood
- Geography
- Information Processes and Digital Technology
- Legal Studies
- Mathematics (General 1 and 2, 2 Unit, Extension 1 and Extension 2)
- Music 1
- PDHPE
- Photography and Digital Imaging
- Physics
- Senior Science
- Society and Culture
- Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation
- VET subjects (Construction, Hospitality, Information Technology, Metals & Engineering)
- Visual Arts
- Work Studies