Senior School - Subject Areas

The NSW Board of Studies determines mandatory courses that all secondary schools in the state must complete. Additionally students will have the opportunity to study a range of electives from Years 9 to 12.

In Year 7-8 all subjects are compulsory.  These subjects include:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • HSIE
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts
  • PDHPE
  • Italian
  • Music
  • Sport
In Years 9-10 some of these subjects are broken up further and specialised areas are introduced: Compulsory Subject areas:
  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • HSIE
  • PDHPE
  • Sport
Elective subject areas for Years 9 to 10 include:
  • Commerce
  • Geography
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Textiles
  • Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Design and Technology
And in Years 11 and 12 the list is longer and the opportunity to choose more evident:

Compulsory subject areas:

  • English

Elective subject areas for Years 11 to 12 include:

  • Maths 
  • History – Modern/Ancient/Extension
  • Visual Arts
  • D&T
  • Textiles
  • CAFS
  • PDHPE
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • EES
  • Business Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Music
  • VET Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • VET Tech
  • TVET Courses and Correspondence