In Foundation (Year 8) all students study six subjects per semester, a total of 12 for the year, with eight negotiated choices. They are compulsorily required to study Mathematics and English until the end of Stage 1. In their Intermediate years (Year 9 and 10) they can choose from a range of pathways from all the core disciplines: English, Mathematics, Science, Home Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences (Geography, History, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business) and Physical Education. The requirements of the Australian Curriculum are met from these subject selections. As students progress through their schooling it is encouraged that they keep their number of choices open to ensure that they experience all areas of the curriculum.
Details of the compulsory subjects and choice subjects at each year level and an indication of how the subjects flow through the year levels is shown in our curriculum overview map. Students can use this page to pencil in a possible course from Years Foundation to Intermediate and at Stages 1 and 2 (Years 11 and 12) to help plan their choices for their future.
Throughout, reference will be made to a “unit” which is a one semester subject at Years 8-10. In Stages 1 and 2 reference will be made to a “10 credits subject”. A “10 credits subject” is one semester. Similarly a “20 credits subject” is a full year subject found and the majority of Stage 2 subjects fall into this category.