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  • Cnr Regent and McCulloch Streets Riverstone NSW 2765

    PO Box 6335
    Rouse Hill Town Centre
    NSW 2155

Stage 5 – Years 9 and 10


Our Secondary students study NSW Board of Studies courses that prepare them well for their study of Stage 6 courses for the HSC. The core curriculum remains consistent for students between Stages 4 and 5, however students in Stage 5 are afforded greater choice in their learning paths with elective subjects available to them for the first time.

Core subjects include:

• English
• Geography
• Global History
• Mathematics
• Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
• Science

Students have great flexibility in their selections and can choose to study up to four electives in these two years to provide variety and to support students with a broad range of interests.

Elective subjects include:

• Commerce
• Drama
• Food Technology
• Graphics
• History
• Information Software Technology
• Industrial Technology (Timber)
• Music
• Photography and Digital Media
• Physical Activity and Sports Studies
• Visual Arts

Students attend a subject information evening and undertake an interview process with the Career's Advisor or Senior Teacher to assess the suitability of their subject choices for Stage 5.

At the end of Stage 5 there is no longer a final examination. Rather, students can receive a Record of School Achievement (RoSA) if they are eligible and leave school prior to receiving their Higher School Certificate.

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