Curriculum

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) determine mandatory courses that all secondary schools in the state must complete.  MacKillop's offers students the opportunity to study a range of electives in Years 9 to 10.

YEARS 7 & 8:

Students study the following compulsory subjects:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • HSIE - Year 7 World History - Year 8 World Geography
  • Personal Development, Health, Physical Education
  • Technology
  • French (Year 7)
  • Music/Visual Arts - 1 year of each in Years 7 and 8
  • Technical Skills, Textiles Technology, Food Technology, Drama, French, Enterprise (Year 8 Electives)


YEARS 9 & 10:

Students study the following compulsory subjects:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Civics and Citizenship - Australian History and Australian Geography
  • Personal Development, Health, Physical Education

At the end of Year 8, students are required to choose two elective subjects which they then study for two.

The electives are:

  • Commerce
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • French
  • Graphics Technology
  • Industrial Technology-Timber
  • Industrial Technology-Metal
  • Information and Software Technology
  • iSTEM
  • Marine & Aquaculture Technology
  • Music
  • Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS)
  • Textiles Technology
  • Visual Arts

Please note: These elective subjects (except French) are not prerequisites for subjects offered in Year 11.