Model Farms High School

Achieving Personal Excellence Through Quality Teaching

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Emailmodelfarms-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Pattern of Study 7-12

Curriculum

The school week is divided into 30 periods. There are 6 periods of roughly 52 minutes per day.

School begins at 8.35am and finishes at 3.00pm with the exception of Wednesday which finishes after Sport at 2.40pm


STAGE 4

Students study a wide range of subjects to introduce them to secondary education and provide a basis for later choices for future education. All students in Year 7 and 8 undertake the following courses each fortnight for the number of periods indicated:

Year 7

English

9 periods

Mathematics

9 periods

Science  

8 periods (this includes 1 period of Agriculture)

Geography 

6 periods

Languages

3 periods  (either French or Japanese languages)

Design &Technology

9 periods

Music 

3 periods

PD/H/PE

4 periods

Sport 

4 periods

Scripture

1 period


Year 8

English

8 periods

Mathematics

8 periods

Science  

8 periods

History 

6 periods

Languages

6 periods of either French or Japanese languages

Design &Technology

9 periods

Music 

3 periods

PD/H/PE

6 periods

Sport 

4 periods

Scripture

1 period

 


STAGE 5

Year 9
As well as the core subjects, students study 3 electives. Electives are maintained for both years 9 and 10. The pattern of study for each fortnight is:

English 

8 periods

Mathematics

8 periods

Science  

8 periods

History  

4 periods

Geography  

4 periods

PD/H/PE

3 periods

Elective X

6 periods

Elective Y

6 periods

Elective Z

6 periods

Sport 

4 periods

 

 


Students choose 3 electives from the following list: The courses that run each year is determined by the number of students who select electives each year. As a result not all courses run each year.

Commerce 

History

Drama

Industrial Technology- Metal

Geography 

Agriculture

French

Information and Software Technology

Food Technology

Visual Design

Dance

Industrial Technology -Timber

Music

Visual Arts

Graphics Technology

Industrial Technology- Electronics

Japanese

Textiles Technology

Physical Activity and Sports Studies

German


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Year 10
Students follow the same pattern of study as Year 9.

STAGE 6
Students complete the Preliminary Course (Year 11) and the HSC Course (Year 12).

Year 11
Students must study a minimum of 12 units for the Preliminary Course.  English is compulsory. Not all courses run each year.  The decision as to which course runs is based upon the number of students selecting courses during the subject selection process.


Subjects on offer are:

 

English (Advanced)

English (Standard)

Fundamentals of English

English as a Second Language

English Extension

English-Life Skills

English Studies

Mathematics

General Mathematics

Mathematics Extension

Mathematics-Life Skills

Agriculture

Ancient History

Biology

Business Studies

Chemistry

Community & Family Studies

Construction

Dance

Design & Technology-Graphics

Drama

Economics

Engineering Studies

Exploring Early Childhood

Food Technology

Food Technology-Life Skills

French Beginners

French Continuers

Hospitality Operations

Inform Processes

& Technology

Inform Processes

& Technology- Life Skills

Industrial Technology-Timber

 Industrial Technology-Life Skills

Japanese Beginners

Japanese Continuers

Legal Studies

Modern History

Music 1

PD/Health/PE

Photography

Physics

Senior Science

Science-Life Skills

Society & Culture

Software Design & Development

Sport Lifestyle & Recreation

Visual Arts

Visual Arts-Life Skills

Visual Design


 


Year 12
Students must study a minimum of 10 units for the HSC Course.
As well as the subjects available in Year 11, students may choose the following extension courses:

 

English Extension 1

Mathematics Extension 1

Mathematics Extension 2

English Extension 2

History Extension