Curriculum - 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 
Core Subjects studied by students throughout Years 7 and 8 include:
 
Religious Education
English
Mathematics
Science
Technology and Applied Science
o Agriculture
o Design & Technology
o Food Technology
o Textiles
Geography
History
Languages (all Year 7 students study Italian)
Music
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
Visual Arts
 
Year 9 / Year 10
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
History (Australian Curriculum)
Geography
 
Elective subjects that may be offered include:
Agricultural Technology
Commerce
Dance
Drama
Food Technology
Graphics Technology
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
English
  • English Standard
  • English Advanced
  • English Fundamentals
  • English Preliminary Extension
  • HSC English Extension 1
  • HSC English Extension 2

Mathematics

  • Mathematics
  • General Mathematics
  • Preliminary Mathematics Extension
  • HSC Mathematics Extension 1
  • HSC Mathematic Extension 2

Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Senior Science

Technological & Applied Studies

  • Design and Technology
  • Software Design and Development
  • Industrial Technology – Timber
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Food Technology

Languages

  • Italian Beginners
  • Italian Continuers

Human Society & Its Environment

  • Ancient History
  • Modern History
  • HSC History Extension
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Legal Studies
  • Work Studies

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

  • PDHPE
  • Community and Family Studies
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreaction

Religious Education

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

Creative Arts

  • Drama
  • Ceramics
  • Visual Arts
  • Photography (Digital Imaging - 1 unit)
  • Music 1
  • Music 2
  • HSC Music Extension

VET

  • Hospitality
  • Construction
  • Entertainment Industry
 
Pathways may be offered to students with specific needs.
Life skills programs are offered for students with special education needs.