Secondary Curriculum

Our focus on learning at Georges River Grammar is sparked by the skills and abilities that the individual student brings into the classroom and aims to prepare students for the dynamic and challenging world that they will enter post school. Teaching and learning programs must address the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) mandatory curriculum however, it is most important that they also develop the student’s capacity and motivation to learn.

Through our holistic approach we encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning so that they appreciate the importance of learning as a lifetime commitment. Programs also need to focus on the development of leadership skills, problem solving skills, creative thinking, digital literacy and other enterprise skills that will serve the students well in the future of their choosing, whether it be engaging in further study or entering the workforce.

Our academic programs are designed to be complemented by the initiatives in the Student Wellbeing and Cocurricular Programs to best serve students at a time when students are undergoing significant changes in their physical, intellectual, social and emotional development.

Years 7 and 8

Students have a varied program of learning in Years 7 and 8, where the following subjects are offered: English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Personal Development Health and Physical Education, Music, Technology and Applied Science, Visual Arts, Digital Art, Christian Studies, Japanese and Sport.

From Year 8 Students have the opportunity to choose an elective from the following: Consumer Matters, Electronics, Fine Arts Skills, Creative Fabrics, Japanese, Music Performance and Theatre Skills.

Years 9 and 10

Mandatory subjects:

English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Personal Development Health and Physical Education, Christian Studies, Positive Education and Sport. Students in Year 10 will also have time allocated to Careers.

Electives:

Commerce, Drama, Food Technology, History Elective, Design and Technology, Photography and Digital Media, Information Software and Technology, Japanese, Music, Physical Activity & Sports Studies, Textiles Technology and Visual Arts.

Years 11 and 12

Georges River Grammar offers a range of subjects that prepare students for tertiary study as well as students working towards employment.

Students are required to select a minimum of 12 units for study in Year 11, and a minimum of 10 units in Year 12.

Mandatory subject:

Students must study two units of English. English Advanced, English Standard, English as an Additional Language or Dialect and English Studies (Optional ATAR)

Electives:

Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design & Technology, Drama, Economics, English Extension 1, Food Technology, Geography, Information Processes & Technology, Investigating Science, Japanese Continuers, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Mathematics Standard, Mathematics Extension 1, Modern History, Music 1, PDHPE, Physics, Society & Culture and Visual Arts, Studies of Religion II, Software Design and Development. English Extension 2, History Extension, Mathematics Extension 2 are available for HSC only.

Vocational Education and Training

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are offered as part of the Higher School Certificate, enabling students to study courses which are relevant to industry needs and have clear links to post-school industry and training.

GRG offers Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses in Business Services, Construction Pathways, Hospitality (Kitchen Operations), Information, Digital Media & Technology, Retail Services and Tourism, Travel and Events. It should be noted that students must complete 70 hours of work placement over the two years of Stage 6 in order to fulfil VET course requirements.