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Year 7

All students have 4 core subjects.
 
Core Learning Areas
Subjects
English & Humanities  - 6 lessons
English, History, Geography & Civics
Math & Science - 6 lessons
Mathematics & Science
Health & Physical Education - 2 lessons
Physical Education
LOTE - (80 hours per year) 3 lessons
Japanese & Indonesian
 
Students will do 2 of the subjects below per Term.
 
Key Learning Area
Subjects
Technology - 3 lessons
Industrial Technology, Home Economics
Information Technology, Business Studies
The Arts - 3 lessons
Visual Art, Drama & Music
Sports Excellence lessons
(plus additional training sessions)
Pursuit of Excellence: Volleyball (commences Semester 2)
  
In addition to this students will do:
 
Key Learning Area
Subjects
Literacy - 3 x 35 min lessons
Literacy Program
Numeracy - 2 x 35 min lessons
Numeracy Program
 
There is also the Horizons Laptop Program class in years 7, 8 and 9.  Admission to the program is through an application and interview process.
 

Years 8 & 9

All students have 3 core subjects.
 
Core Learning Areas
Subjects
English & Humanities  - 6 lessons
English, History, Geography & Civics
Math & Science - 6 lessons
Mathematics & Science
Health & Physical Education - 2 lessons
Physical Education
LOTE - (80 hours per year) 3 lessons
Japanese & Indonesian
 
Students choose 2 electives per semester.
 
Key Learning Areas
Subjects
LOTE - 3 lessons
Japanese, Indonesian
The Arts - 3 lessons
Visual Art, Drama, Music & Dance
Technology - 3 lessons
Home Economics, Industrial Technology – Wood/Metal, Business Studies, Tourism Studies, Information Technology, Computer Studies,
Engineering Construction, Metal Construction,
Graphics
Sports Excellence  (for successful applicants)
Pursuit of Excellence: Volleyball
 

Year 10

Year 10 students study 6 subjects. All subjects are foundation studies to provide a solid pathway into years 11 & 12.
   
Students must study Maths, English, Science (3 lessons per week), Physical Education (2 lessons per week).
 
Key Learning Areas
Subjects
English
English  or English Communication
Mathematics
Mathematics or Prevocational Maths
Science
Science
Physical Education
Physical Education
   
In choosing their optional subjects for year 10, students are to study two subjects a year.
 
Key Learning Areas
Subjects
Technology
Hospitality, Construction (wood), Engineering (metal), Early Childhood Studies, Information and Processing Technology (IPT), Business and Communications Technology (BCT), Graphics
The Arts
Art, Drama, Music, Tourism, Media Studies, Dance
Science
Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Marine Studies
Humanities
History, Geography, Social and Community Studies
Physical Education
Recreation Studies, Physical Education Studies
 

Years 11 & 12

All students in years 11 and 12 at Burnside State High School study six subjects.
 
Please Note:                
The senior curriculum booklet explains curriculum information in greater detail.
Mandatory requirements include one English and one Mathematics subject studied by each student.
 
Languages
Mathematics
Sciences
Study of Society & Environment
Authority Subjects
English
Japanese
Mathematics A
Mathematics B
Mathematics C
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Marine Studies
  Modern History
Social and Community Studies
 
Authority Registered and/or VET Subjects
English
Communication
Pre Vocational
Maths
 
 
Tourism
 
Distance Education options may be available upon application.
 
 
Technology
Arts
Health & Physical Education
 
Authority Subjects
 
Business Studies (BCT),
Legal Studies, Graphics
Home Economics, Information Processing
Technology (IPT)
Visual Arts, Music,
Drama, Dance
Film, Television & New Media Studies
Health Studies,
Physical Education
Authority Registered and/or VET Subjects
Construction Studies,
Engineering Studies,
Early Childhood Studies,
Hospitality Studies
Visual Art Studies,
Music (Cert III)
Recreation Studies