Curriculum

At Calvary Christian College, Year 7 is designed as an exploratory year, and introduces all students to the learning opportunities provided in the Secondary College. Year 7 students will participate in core, school-based and exploratory subjects. Students in Year 7 do not choose these subjects, rather they are placed in four groups and they rotate through the subjects each term.  They will each have the opportunity to trial two exploratory subjects each term which will equate to a total of eight each year.  This allows students to develop an understanding of their natural interests and abilities in the subjects offered in Year 8 and beyond.

CORE SUBJECTS

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Humanities
  • Science
  • Health and Physical Education

SCHOOL-BASED SUBJECTS

  • Grow
  • Christian Living
  • Sport and Co-Curricular
  • Chapel
  • Assembly

EXPLORATORY SUBJECTS

  • Agricultural Studies
  • Digital Technology
  • Design Technology - Woodwork
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • Music
  • STEM
  • Visual Art

Year 8 and 9 students are given the opportunity to focus their subject selections, considering their interests and abilities.  The elective subjects in Year 8 and 9 are designed to provide students with learning opportunities that will equip and prepare them for further studies in Year 10 and beyond.  Year 8 and 9 students will participate in core subjects and school-based subjects and students will choose two elective subjects.  Subject changes will only be offered at the completion of each semester.  

CORE SUBJECTS

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Humanities
  • Science
  • Health and Physical Education

SCHOOL-BASED SUBJECTS

  • Grow
  • Christian Living
  • Sport and Co-Curricular
  • Chapel
  • Assembly

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS

  • Agricultural Studies
  • Business and Economics
  • Digital Technology
  • Design Technology - Woodwork
  • Design Technology - Metalwork
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • Music
  • Netball Excellence (girls only)
  • STEM
  • Visual Art

Students in Year 10 study preparation courses for their senior studies.  All Year 10 students are required to study the following core and school based subjects. Students are required to choose four elective subjects.

CORE SUBJECTS

  • English
  • Mathematics

SCHOOL BASED SUBJECTS & ACTIVITIES

  • Christian Living
  • Equip
  • Sport & Co-Curricular
  • Assembly
  • Chapel

CORE ELECTIVE SUBJECTS

Students must choose one Science subject:

  • Health & Nutrition
  • Natural Science
  • Physical Science
  • Science In Practice

Students must choose one Humanities Subject:

  • Ancient History
  • Business
  • Humanities in Practice
  • Legal Studies

OTHER ELECTIVE SUBJECTS

  • Agricultural Practices
  • Design
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • Furnishing Skills
  • Marine Studies
  • Music
  • Outdoor Education
  • Physical Education
  • Specialist Mathematics - Term 4 Short Course
  • STEM
  • Visual Art

Students in Year 11 and 12 may choose up to six subjects that they will study throughout their Senior schooling, thus enabling them to individualise their learning journey. 

GENERAL SUBJECT (ELECTIVE)

General subjects are suited to students who are interested in pathways beyond school that lead to tertiary studies.

APPLIED SUBJECT (ELECTIVE)

Applied subjects are suited to students that are primarily interested in a vocational pathway beyond school.  

A list of Year 11 and 12 subjects can be found in the academic faculties section.     

SCHOOL-BASED SUBJECTS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Pastoral Care
  • Sport & Co-Curricular
  • Chapel
  • Christian Living
  • Assembly

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Year 11 and 12 Students:

  • MUST study 6 Elective Subjects OR 5 Elective Subjects, plus a Certificate or VET Course.
  • MUST study either English OR Essential English.
  • MUST study either General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods OR Essential Mathematics.
  • Students electing to undertake Essential English should have a vocational pathway.
  • MUST not change subjects mid-semester.
  • Can only change from a General Subject to a General Subject OR from a General Subject to an Applied Subject.