Curriculum Overview

Marian Catholic College provides a diverse, quality curriculum which caters for the needs and abilities of students at all levels.


The expectation is that students learn to recognise their talents and choose a curriculum that allows them to achieve excellence in their learning. The structure of the curriculum is flexible so that students can choose an appropriate path as they develop during their time at Marian Catholic College.

The curriculum below is a guide to subjects offered across each stage. The elective subjects are offered for Year 9 and above, will only be offered if sufficient numbers of students select them.

 

 

 

Year 7 / Year 8


Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

Marian Catholic College Kenthurst


Core Subjects studied by students throughout Years 7 and 8 include:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology and Applied Science
    • Agriculture
    • Design & Technology
    • Food Technology
    • Textiles
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages (Italian)
  • Music
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
  • Visual Arts

 

 

 

Year 9 / Year 10


Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

Marian Catholic College Kenthurst


Students in Years 9 and 10 are required to study both mandatory and elective subjects.

Mandatory subjects:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education and Careers
  • History (Australian Curriculum)
  • Geography

Elective subjects that may be offered include:

  • Agricultural Technology
  • Applied Science
  • Child Studies
  • Commerce
  • Dance
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • Graphics Technology
  • HSIE Geography Elective
  • HSIE History Elective
  • Industrial Technology Automotive
  • Industrial Technology Timber
  • Industrial Technology Information and Software
  • Italian
  • Music
  • Physical Activity and Sport Science
  • Textiles Technology
  • Visual Arts

 

 

 

Preliminary & Higher School Certificate


Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

Marian Catholic College Kenthurst


English

  • English Standard
  • English Advanced
  • English Studies
  • English Extension 1
  • English Extension 2

Mathematics

  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Extension 2
  • Mathematics Standard 1
  • Mathematics Standard 2

Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Investigating Science
  • Extension Science

Technological & Applied Studies

  • Design and Technology
  • Engineering Studies
  • Information Processes and Technology
  • Software Design and Development
  • Industrial Technology – Timber
  • Industrial Technology - Multimedia
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Textiles and Design

Languages

  • Italian Continuers
    (for eligible students who have studied Italian
    as an elective in Years 9 & 10)

Human Society & Its Environment

  • Ancient History
  • Modern History
  • History Extension
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Legal Studies
  • Society and Culture
  • Work Studies

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

  • Community and Family Studies
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation

Religious Education

  • Studies of Religion (1 unit)
  • Studies of Religion (2 unit)
  • Catholic Studies

Creative Arts

  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Ceramics
  • Visual Arts
  • Photography - Digital Imaging
  • Music 1
  • Music 2
  • Music Extension

VET

  • Business Services
  • Hospitality
  • Construction
  • Entertainment Industry

External VET (EVET)

  • Whitehouse Institute of Design
  • Taronga Training Institute
  • Nursing at Blacktown Hospital
  • School Based Traineeships

 

 

Pathways may be offered to students with specific needs. Life skills programs are offered for students with special education needs.

Learning Pathways  High Support Needs

 

 

 

 

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