Sample Courses and Timetables

From Kindergarten to Year 8 students study a set curriculum largely determined by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and the School. From Year 9 students begin to elect subjects they wish to pursue. All the subjects offered at Macarthur are designed to assist students to matriculate and proceed to future tertiary study.

Year 9 and Year 10 study some compulsory subjects as well as elective subjects:

Year 9-10 Compulsory Subjects
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History (Australian Curriculum)
  • Geography (Australian Curriculum)
  • PDHPE
  • Biblical Studies (Year 9 only)
Year 9-10 Subject Choices

Students choose three electives from the following list of subjects:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Commerce
  • Design and Technology
  • Indonesian
  • Information and Software Technology
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Visual Arts
 

Year 11 and 12 choose a range of subjects for their Higher School Certificate (HSC). English is a compulsory subject for the award of an HSC. Students choose English plus 5 other subjects in Year 11.

Year 11-12 Subject Choices
  • Advanced English
  • Standard English
  • ESL
  • English Extension 1
  • English Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
Note: One English course is mandatory
  • Mathematics
  • General Mathematics
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
Note: One Mathematics course is mandatory in Year 11 unless the Headmaster permits otherwise
  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Physics
  • Ancient History
  • Modern History
  • History Extension (Year 12)
  • Society and Culture
  • Studies of Religion 1
  • Studies of Religion 2
  • Drama
  • Music 1
  • Music 2
  • Music Extension (Year 12)
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Legal Studies
  • PDHPE
  • Indonesian Continuers
  • Indonesian Extension (Year 12)
  • Design and Technology
  • Textiles and Design
  • Information Processes and Technology
  • Software Design and Development
  • Visual Arts

 

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