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Curriculum

Secondary School

STAGE FOUR – YEARS 7 AND 8

Stage 4 (Years 7 and 8) introduces students to Secondary Schooling. They move from a predominantly single teacher environment in Primary to a specialist subject teacher and associated facilities. Stage 4 allows students to move into this new learning environment in a non-threatening way and prepares them for Stage 5 and elective subject selection.

In Stage 4, the curriculum is developed around a number of mandatory studies which are prescribed by the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards. These include English, Mathematics, Science, PDHPE, HSIE (History and Geography), Technology Mandatory, Music, Visual Arts and LOTE (Japanese).

Students are allocated to a Pastoral Care group which is supported by a Pastoral Care Teacher. The teacher‘s role is to assist with any concerns that student’s or parents may have in regard to the emotional, social or academic welfare and development of the student. The first point of contact for any issues is the Pastoral Care Teacher and families are encouraged to build a strong relationship with the Pastoral Care Teacher to support and nurture the student in their learning. The Pastoral Care Teacher will relay any concerns or issues to classroom teachers and/or Stage Coordinators. The Stage Coordinators meet with these Pastoral Care Teachers on a regular basis to monitor student well-being.

 

Subjects Studied in Years 7 and 8

Common curriculum continues over both years

  • English
  • Human Society & Its Environment (History/Geography)
  • LOTE (Japanese)
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Religious and Values Education
  • Science
  • Technology Mandatory (Wood Technology, Food Technology, Textiles, Technology and Graphic Technology)
  • Visual Arts
  • All students also participate in a weekly sporting program

Year 7 Information Booklet 2017

STAGE FIVE – YEARS 9 AND 10

The Stage 5 (Years 9 and 10) curriculum embraces a wide range of courses, including mandatory subjects as well as a variety of elective options. In Stage 5, the Mandatory courses follow on from those undertaken in Stage 4 except that HSIE is re-defined as Australian History, Australian Geography, Civics and Citizenship. Students choose three elective courses to complete their study program. Each course studied in Stage 5 (mandatory and elective) is recorded with a grade on the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) accreditation known as a Record of Student Achievement (ROSA).

Core Subjects Studied in Stage 5

  • English
  • Human Society & Its Environment (Australian History, Australian Geography, Civics and Citizenship)
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Religious and Values Education
  • Science

Elective Options for Stage 5

  • Commerce
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • Design and Technology
  • Information and Software Design
  • Japanese
  • Music
  • Physical Activities and Sport Studies
  • Photographic and Digital Media
  • Textiles Technology
  • Visual Arts
  • All Students also participate in a weekly sporting program

Year 9 2017 and Year 10 2018 Subject Selection Handbook

STAGE SIX – YEARS 11 AND 12

Student in Years 11 and 12 undertake a broad range of courses with a view to completing the Higher School Certificate. Students in Term 1-3 of Year 11 complete the requirements for the Preliminary Higher School Certificate. The Higher School Certificate year encompasses Term 4 Year 11 and Terms 1-3 in Year 12. Students must undertake a pattern of study throughout Years 11 and 12 that allows them to reach the attainment of the Higher School Certificate.

The College offer a broad curriculum for all students in Years 11 and 12, which includes access to Vocational Education and Training Course. Attainment of the Higher School Certificate forms a foundation from which students can choose to move into an academic, vocational, or workplace pathway.

Course Options for Stage 6

  • Standard English
  • Avanced English
  • English Extension I
  • English Extension II (HSC only)
  • General Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Extensions I
  • Mathematics Extension II (HSC only)
  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Food Technology
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Music
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Textiles Technology
  • Visual Arts
  • Hospitatilty
  • Japanese
  • Industrial Technology – Multimedia
  • Information Processes and Technology

Additional Information and Resources

HSC 2017 Assessment Handbook

Stage 6 Subject selection 2016 17

STAGE 6 e-LEARNING PROGRAM

Emmanuel Anglican College’s e-learning program is an innovative and exciting way to foster independent learning in students undertaking Stage 6. It develops students as autonomous learners who are able to take control of their education in a structured manner. Students gain access to new learning experiences and resources under the guidance of their teacher or facilitator. The creation of the e-learning program places increased responsibility and expectations on students which will help them to self regulate their learning and also to prepare them for study at university level.

Learning is made more interactive hands-on through the creation of a web based Online Learning Platform with facilities for email, discussions, exchanging activities and materials and links to websites and learning objects. The program is facilitated by a Bring Your Own Device Program.

The e-learning Program aims to improve student learning experiences both in and out of the classroom.