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Choice to pursue their passions

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Rosebank College provides a wide range of curriculum choice and pathways. Students can pursue their own passions, strengths and interests, allowing them to develop into the best learner they can be. 


Our learning is a continuum and is structured in stages. Students can select from a broad range of more than 35 subjects, enabling them to keep their future options open. 


The Stage 4 Curriculum provides a balance that recognises the importance of the transition between primary and secondary education. 

Year 7 students study English, History and Geography in an integrated program, ConnectED. Students also have access to a unique instrumental program.

The Year 8 Curriculum pattern is NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) determined, however students are given the opportunity to make their first informed subject choice with their mandatory language. 


STAGE 5 YEARS 9 & 10

The Stage 5 Curriculum more broadly introduces the concept of core and elective courses. 

Students further develop their decision-making skills by choosing to study elective courses they are keen to learn based upon their ability and interests. Electives may include: 

  • Industrial Technology 
  • Information Software & Technology (Robotics and Artificial Intelligence) 
  • Italian 
  • iThink 
  • Learning Matters 
  • Music 
  • Photography and Digital Media 
  • Physical Activity and Sports Science 
  • Textiles Technology 
  • Visual Arts

STAGE 6 YEARS 11 & 12

Stage 6 is divided into two parts. The Preliminary Course includes the first three terms of Year 11.

The HSC Course includes Term 4 of Year 11 and the three terms of Year 12. English (Advanced, Standard and English Studies) and Studies of Religion (1 or 2) are mandatory, however electives may include: 

  • Ancient History 
  • Biology 
  • Business Services (VET) 
  • Business Studies 
  • Catholic Studies 
  • Chemistry 
  • Chinese (Beginners and Continuers) 
  • Community and Family Studies 
  • Computing Applications 
  • Dance 
  • Design and Technology 
  • Drama 
  • Earth and Environmental Science 
  • Economics 
  • Engineering Studies 
  • English (Standard, Advanced, ESL, Extension 1 and 2) 
  • Exploring Early Childhood 
  • Food Technology 
  • French Beginners 
  • Fundamentals of English (Year 11 only) 
  • Geography 
  • History Extension 
  • Hospitality (VET)
  • Industrial Technology 
  • Information Processes and Technology 
  • Information and Digital Technology (VET) 
  • Investigating Science 
  • Italian Beginners, Continuers and Extension 
  • Legal Studies 
  • Mathematics (Advanced, Standard 1 and 2, Extension 1 and 2) 
  • Modern History 
  • Music (1, 2 and Music Extension) 
  • PDHPE 
  • Photography, Video and Digital Imaging 
  • Physics 
  • Society and Culture 
  • Sports, Lifestyle and Recreation 
  • Textiles and Design 
  • Visual Arts  

Rosebank has relationships with external providers of specific language courses or subjects of interest to our students, where it is not offered to their cohort. 

Year 7 Instrumental program
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