Curriculum

Subjects and Courses

St Joseph’s has designed a program of study that allows students to meet mandatory NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) requirements while also providing them with the flexibility to follow their own program of study and meet their future employment requirements.

Students study a range of courses in Year 7 and 8 (Stage Four) in addition to the core subjects, to enable them to make informed elective choices for Years 9 to 12.

Areas of Study

St Joseph’s offers a wide range of subject study areas to its students including:

  • Religious Studies
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • HSIE
  • Technology and Applied Studies
  • PDHPE
  • Creative Arts
  • Agriculture
  • Languages - Japanese

Program of Study

STAGE 4

STAGE 5

STAGE 6

Religious Studies

English

Mathematics

Science

History

Geography

PDHPE

Religious Studies

English

Mathematics

Science

History

Geography

PDHPE

Studies of Religion 2

Studies of Religion 1

Studies in Catholic Thought

English Extension

English Advanced

English Standard

English Studies

Mathematics Extension 1

Mathematics Advanced

Mathematics Standard 2

Mathematics Standard 1

Chemistry

Physics

Biology

Earth & Environmental Studies

Investigating Science

Agriculture

Ancient History

Modern History

Business Studies

Legal Studies

Economics

Society & Culture

History Extension

Aboriginal Studies

Information Processes & Technology

Industrial Technology (Timber/Graphics)

Visual Arts

Drama

Dance**

Music

Japanese Continuers

Japanese Beginners

Personal Development Health and Physical Education

Community and Family Studies

Sports Lifestyle and Recreation

 

Vocational Education Courses*:

Metals & Engineering

Construction

Hospitality

Retail Services

Primary Industries

Visual Arts

Music

Technology

Japanese (Year 7 only)

Two electives from the below list:

NESA developed courses
Aboriginal Studies

Agriculture

Commerce

Drama

Elective History

Food Technology

Graphics Technology

Information & Software Technology

iSTEM

IT Engineering

IT Metal

IT Timber

Japanese

Music

Photographic & Digital Media
Physical Activity & Sports Studies

Visual Design

Visual Arts

* In addition to meeting competencies, VET Courses require students to complete 35 hours of work placement to attain Certificate I level and 70 hours of work placement to attain Certificate II level.

** Distance Education classes can be arranged if a student requires a class we cannot offer due to low numbers.

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