Curriculum – Senior School

Science

The curriculum at The Scots School Albury complies with the guidelines of the NSW Board of Studies Curriculum.

Year 12 students sit for the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

Years 7 & 8 Curriculum

The Stage 4 curriculum includes the core subjects of:

English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, French and Japanese.

In Year 7 students are introduced to the intelligent and critical use of different research facilities and communication tools through the Library.

Students also study Music, Visual Arts and Technology.

Years 9 & 10 Curriculum

In Stage 5 students study the core areas (excluding French and Japanese).

In addition, three elective subjects are selected from:

  • Agricultural Technology
  • Commerce
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • French
  • Graphics Technology
  • Industrial Technology
  • Information and Software Technology
  • Japanese
  • Music
  • Physical and Sports Studies
  • Visual Arts

Years 11 & 12 Curriculum

Stage 6 of the curriculum is divided into two years:

  • The Preliminary Course (Year 11/Terms 1, 2 & 3)
  • The HSC Course (Year 11 Term 4) & (Year 12/Terms 1, 2 & 3).

An extensive range of subjects is offered to students sitting for the Higher School Certificate, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Ancient History
  • History Extension
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English Advanced
  • English Extension 1
  • English Extension 2
  • English Fundamentals (Year 11 only)
  • English Standard
  • French Continuers
  • French Extension
  • Geography
  • Information Process and Technology
  • Japanese Continuers
  • Japanese Extension
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics General
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Extension 2
  • Modern History
  • Music 1
  • Music Extension
  • PDHPE
  • Physics
  • Software Design and Development
  • Visual Arts.

Not all subjects are necessarily offered each year.

Vocational Courses

Construction

As part of the Higher School Certificate, The Scots School Albury offers Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses as part of the Preliminary and Higher School Certificate programs. These courses allow students to have valuable experience while gaining nationally recognised qualifications in a particular area of industry.

Students may use two units of a VET course towards their ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) and subsequent entry to university, or may choose to use their qualifications to pursue a valuable apprenticeship within a trade.

VET courses offered are:

  • Hospitality
  • Construction
  • Metal and Engineering

Alternatively our students may study at a local TAFE in a TVET program that is not offered at Scots. These courses fall into two categories – Framework (F) and Non-Framework (NF) – and include: Automotive (F); Aviation Operations (NF) studied at Temora TAFE – block delivery during school holidays; Media (NF); Children’s Services (NF); and Business Services (F).

Non-Framework courses count towards Preliminary or HSC units, but this group cannot count in the calculation of the ATAR because they do not have an externally set examination.

Not all subjects are necessarily offered each year.

Learning Support

At Scots we cater for the individual interests and expertise of our students through the wide range of elective and extension courses available, and by differentiated instruction and tasks within the classroom.

Learning Support activities cater for and support students with special needs, offering both remedial and extension programs.

Careers counselling

Students in Years 10-12 receive career advice, support and academic counselling on a regular basis.

In addition, Year 10 students complete a session of work experience and are given individual assistance when selecting their subjects for Years 11 and 12. This assistance provides students with the support and information needed to make wise and informed decisions about their future.

A curriculum booklet is available by contacting the school.

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