Marist Sisters’ College students are consistently given opportunities to engage in purposeful and productive learning that caters for their learning needs across Stages 4 (Years 7 & 8) Stage 5 (Years 9 & 10) and Stage 6 (Years 11 & 12) . The College has a focus on a differentiated curriculum. Teaching and learning strategies are designed to be flexible and to promote academic rigour.
Class Groupings in Stage 4 & 5
The College offers 6 core classes in Years 7 to 10 with high ability and mixed ability classes.
Class groupings are flexible, and some students move across groups. Class groupings are based on the evidence gathered over a period of time and a process of consultation with class teachers and coordinators.
Stage 4 (Years 7 & 8)
The Stage 4 Curriculum provides a balance that recognises the importance of the transition between primary and secondary education. It complies with the mandated courses set by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
In Year 7 and 8 students study elements of Science, TAS and Mathematics in an innovative course called IDEAS. More information on the this course can be found on the Programs page of the website.
|Year 7||Year 8|
|Religious Education||Religious Education|
|Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)||Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)|
|Technology (Mandatory)||Technology (Mandatory)|
|Visual Arts||Visual Arts|
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.
Core subjects include:
|Religious Education||History||Mathematics 5.1 / 5.2|
|English||Mathematics 5.3||Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)|
Elective Subjects include:
|Big History Project||Food Technology||Photographic and Digital Media|
|Commerce||History Elective||Textiles Technology|
|Design and Technology||Musical Theatre|
|Drama||Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS)|
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 and Studies of Religion 1or 2 are mandatory. Electives include:
|Studies of Religion I & II||VET – Hospitality|
|Catholic Studies||Investigating Science|
|Ancient History||Italian Beginners/Italian Continuers|
|Business Studies||Legal Studies|
|VET – Business Services||Mathematics Extension 1|
|Ceramics (1unit)||Mathematics General|
|Community and Family Studies||Music 1|
|Design and Technology||Personal Development, Health and Physical Education|
|Drama||Photography, Video and Digital Imaging
|Earth & Environmental Science||Science Extension|
|English Advanced||Society and Culture|
|English Extension 1||Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation|
|English Standard||Textiles and Design|
|English Studies||Visual Arts|
|VET – Entertainment|
|Exploring Early Childhood|