The curriculum at Mt St Patrick College is constantly evolving as we endeavour to do our best for every student in terms of their educational needs and growth as a Christian person. The curriculum is student-centred and allows every student to experience success, develop self esteem and gain confidence to meet their future needs.
Over the last few years, eight new elective subjects have been added to the already broad options available to students in Stage 5 and 6. Students have more choice and are now able to study more elective subjects in Stage 5 due to the introduction of 100 hour courses.
The curriculum is flexible and offers students a number of different pathways leading to the Higher School Certificate. Options may include Life Skills Courses, Vocational Education Courses, on-line delivery, acceleration or TAFE courses.
An innovative Science program allows Year 9 students to accelerate and then complete their Higher School Certificate Chemistry Examination at the end of Year 11. This reduces a student’s work load in Year 12 and helps create a more positive work ethic in all subjects. Acceleration is also offered in Mathematics and students are able to complete their HSC Mathematics Examination at the end of Year 11.
Enrichment classes are offered in Years 7 to 10 in the core subject areas of Mathematics, English, Science and History. Students who require additional assistance have access to a structured intervention program and Life Skills Courses.
Mt St Patrick prides itself on offering a wide choice in curriculum. Students are provided with a variety of opportunities in each Key Learning Area. As a Catholic College, Religion is taught at all levels. A state-wide course called ‘Faithful to God, Faithful to People’ is taught from Years 7 to 10. In Years 11 and 12 a 1 Unit Board Developed Course, ‘Studies of Religion’ and a 1 Unit Board Endorsed Course entitled ‘Catholic Faith in Action’ in Year 11 and ‘Catholic Studies’ in Year 12 are taught.
Industrial Technology: Multimedia
Industrial Technology: Timber
Personal Development, Health, PE
Physical Activity and Sports Studies
Marine and Aquaculture Technology
1 Unit Catholic Faith in Action
1 Unit Studies of Religion
2 Unit Advanced, Standard and Extension English
2 Unit, General and Extension Mathematics
Earth and Environmental Science
Design & Technology
Industrial Technology: Timber Products
Industrial Technology: Mulitmedia
1 Unit Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation
Community and Family Studies
1 Unit Photography
Furniture Making Pathways
1 Unit Exploring Early Childhood
1 Unit Marine Studies
Primary Industries – Animal Studies *
*Denotes TAFE – delivered vocation education courses – courses offered by TAFE Colleges.
#Denotes Online learning - Offered externally through the Diocese Online Portal or Southern Cross School of Languages.
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