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Curriculum

Students at computerThe school week is divided into 40 periods. There are 8 periods of 40 minutes per day.

It is usual to have several double periods (80 minute classes) each day.

School begins at 8.55am and finishes at 3.20pm.


STAGE 4

Year 7
Students study a wide range of subjects to introduce them to secondary education and provide a basis for later choices for future education. All students in Year 7 undertake the following courses each week for the number of periods indicated:

English 6 periods
Mathematics 5 periods
Science   5 periods
HSIE  4 periods (2 semesters each of History & Geography)
Languages 2 periods of 2 languages (French, Japanese, Latin or Chinese)
Technology 4 periods (2 periods computing; 2 periods rotation through  Textiles, Food Technology, Wood Technology)
Music  2 periods
Visual Arts 2 periods
PD/H/PE 4 periods
Sport  2 periods
Assembly 1 period
Scripture 1 period (optional)


Year 8

Same pattern as Year 7 except:

English 5 periods + 1 period of Drama
Mathematics 6 periods
PD/H/PE  3 periods
Languages 4 periods of 1 language (with the option of studying a second  language off-timetable)


STAGE 5

Year 9
As well as the core subjects, students study 3 electives. The pattern of study is:

English  6 periods
Mathematics 6 periods
Science   6 periods
HSIE   4 periods (2 semesters each of History & Geography)
PD/H/PE 3 periods
Sport  2 periods
Assembly 1 period


Students choose 3 electives from the following list:

Commerce  History
Geography  Textiles Technology
Food Technology Multimedia
Music Visual Arts
Drama Chinese
French Latin
Japanese IPT (Information Processing and Technology) – a Preliminary &  HSC Course


Year 10
Students follow the same pattern of study as Year 9

STAGE 6

Students complete the Preliminary Course (Year 11) and the HSC Course (Year 12).

Year 11
Students must study a minimum of 12 units for the Preliminary Course.
English is compulsory and all students study English Advanced and English Extension 1.
Subjects on offer are:

Mathematics Mathematics Extension 1
Chemistry  Physics
Biology Engineering Studies
Textiles & Design Food Technology
Ancient History Modern History
Economics  Legal Studies
French Japanese
Latin Chinese
Music (Course 1&2) Visual Arts
Drama Mind & Morality (1 unit through University of Sydney)
Visual Design (1 unit)  


Year 12
Students must study a minimum of 10 units for the HSC Course.
As well as the subjects available in Year 11, students may choose the following extension courses:

English Extension 2 Mathematics Extension 2
History Extension Music Extension
French Extension Japanese Extension
Latin Extension Chinese Extension