Curriculum

The curriculum at Xavier College has been structured to create an inclusive environment that will foster and cater for the needs of all students.


Stage 4 - Year 7 & 8:

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) mandates the study of the following list of subjects as compulsory:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Language Other than English (Korean)

In addition to those mandated by NESA, all students at Xavier College also study Religious Education.


Stage 5 - Year 9 & 10

NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA) mandates the study of the following list of subjects as compulsory

  • English
  • MathematicsPersonal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography

In addition to those mandated by NESA, all students at Xavier College also study Religious Education.

Within our curriculum there is also an opportunity for students in:

  • Year 9 to choose ONE (1) elective subject
  • Year 10 to choose TWO (2) elective subjects or an early commencement Vocational Education and Training (VET) course.

There is a broad range of subjects on offer at Xavier College designed to cater for a wide range of students needs and talents.


Stage 6 - Year 11 & 12

The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is a credential awarded to students at the end of their school education, which is developed, examined and awarded by the NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA). The Higher School Certificate is recognised by every University in Australia. The Higher School Certificate is usually studied over two years, but may be accumulated over five calendar years from the year in which the first examination is attempted. Students who wish to balance study with work, family or sporting commitments can use this option to design a study program that meets their needs while allowing them to achieve the Higher School Certificate. The Record of School Achievement (RoSA) will continue beyond Stage 5 into Stage 6 and will contain courses studied, results achieved and extra curricula endeavours. Students who complete their HSC will receive both credentials.

Students must complete the Preliminary component of a course before commencing the HSC component.

The subjects offered in Year 11 and 12 are:

  • Studies of Religion 2 Unit
  • Studies of Religion 1 Unit
  • Religion Catholic Studies
  • English Extension 1
  • English Advanced
  • English Standard
  • English Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Community and Family Studies
  • Drama
  • Engineering Studies
  • Extension Science
  • Food Technology
  • Industrial Technology & Graphics Technology
  • Industrial Technology & Multimedia
  • Industrial Technology & Timber Products and Furniture Industries
  • Information, Processes and Technology
  • Investigating Science
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Standard
  • Modern History
  • Music 1
  • Music 2
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Society and Culture
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Design
  • Work Studies
  • Vocational Educational and Training (VET) courses:
  • Business Services
  • Construction
  • Sport, Fitness & Recreation
  • Hospitality
  • Primary Industries
  • Information Digital Technology

 


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