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Curriculum

Primary Curriculum

The Primary curriculum at Macarthur Adventist College is organised under the mandated Key Learning Areas (KLAs) developed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

Our Primary school follows the NSW Syllabus’ for the Australian Curriculum, NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) K-10. Additionally, Macarthur Adventist College follows the AUC Adventist Encounter Syllabus for the comprehensive teaching of the Bible in our Primary school.

Educational programs developed by our Primary Teachers correlate to the content and outcomes of the NESA syllabuses applicable to Kindergarten – Year 6. Our teachers plan, program, teach and assess according to the syllabus outcomes provided for each Stage.

Our Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) program has been carefully designed by adapting key elements of the Early Stage 1 syllabus documents to assist with preparing students for Kindergarten. Knowledge and skills that align with a strong foundation for starting school in the following year have been carefully considered and tailored to meet the needs of our preparatory students.

 

Secondary Curriculum

At Macarthur Adventist College, our Secondary program follows the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Curriculum, with students able to enjoy an engaging and rigorous learning experience through varied subject offerings. Senior Secondary students also have the option of studying additional subjects via TAFE and distant education. Students are also provided with additional co-curricular activities and service opportunities with which to build leadership, responsibility and teamwork skills.

 

Year 9 & Year 10 Electives

  • Information and Software Technology
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Commerce
  • Food Technology
  • Industrial Technology - Wood

 

Year 11 & 12 Electives

Year 11 students are required to do TWO core subjects in preparation for their Higher School Certificate (Biblical Studies and English). In addition, they are also able to choose FIVE additional subjects. To satisfy the Year 11 – HSC Preliminary Requirements, each student needs to complete a total of 12 units.

Please Note: Unless stated all subjects are 2 unit ATAR eligible subjects.

Students can choose ONE subject from EACH line.

Compulsory Biblical Studies – 1 Unit Non - ATAR
+ Work Studies – 1 Unit Non - ATAR
Line 1 English Standard English Studies English Advanced (New)    
Line 2 Mathematics Standard Mathematics Advanced Community and Family Studies Legal Studies Mathematics (New)
2 Unit Non - ATAR
Line 3 Biology Ancient History Information and Programming Technology Food Technology Marine Studies
2 Unit Non - ATAR
Line 4 Music 1/Music 2 Chemistry Visual Arts Photography, Video and Digital Imaging
2 Unit Non - ATAR
Exploring Early Childhood
2 Unit Non - ATAR
Line 5 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Business Studies Industrial Technology Physics Sports, Lifestyle and Recreation
2 Unit Non - ATAR

In addition to reading the Subject Selection Booklet 2022, we recommend that you watch the introductory video below as it will give you in-depth information about subject selections for Years 11 and 12.

We have also compiled a series of individual subject videos to help guide your choices. Each video is a short (2- 5-minute) snapshot that's designed to give you a little more insight into what each subject is really like from the teachers who offer those subjects.

Introduction Video

 

Compulsory Subjects

Biblical Studies

Work Studies

Line 1 Subjects

English Studies

English Standard

Line 2 Subjects

Mathematics Standard

Mathematics Advanced

Community and Family Studies

Legal Studies

Mathematics Extensions 1 &2

 

Line 3 Subjects

Biology

Ancient History

Information and Programming Technology

Food Technology

Marine Studies

 

Line 4 Subjects

Music 1/Music 2

Chemistry

Visual Arts

Photography, Video and Digital Imaging

Exploring Early Childhood

 

Line 5 Subjects

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Business Studies

Industrial Technology

Physics

Sports, Lifestyle and Recreation