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Year 12

Year 12 students at Waverley College construct their pattern of study using the following guidelines:

  • Students must select a minimum of ten (10) units of study.
  • A course in Religion is compulsory for students at Waverley College.
  • A minimum of two (2) units must be in English.
  • Content Endorsed Courses (CEC) do not count towards an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
  • The ATAR will be calculated using no more than two (2) units of Category B NESA Developed Courses.

Year 12 downloads

HSC Assessment Information - 2019 Download
HSC Assessment Grids - 2019 Download
HSC Assessment Schedule - 2019 Download
HSC Important Dates - 2019 Download

Year 11

Year 11 students at Waverley College construct their pattern of study using the following guidelines:

  • Students must select at least twelve (12) units of study.
  • A course in Religion is compulsory for students at Waverley College.
  • A minimum of two (2) units must be in English.
  • A maximum of two (2) 1U subjects can be selected.
  • A maximum of six (6) 2 unit subjects can be studied.
  • Content Endorsed Courses (CEC) do not count towards an ATAR.
  • The ATAR will be calculated using no more than two (2) units of Category B NESA Developed Courses.

Subjects offered in Year 11 for 2018-19

Religion

  • Studies of Religion I
  • Studies of Religion II
  • Religion: Catholic Studies (BEC)

English

  • English Standard
  • English Advanced
  • Extension English 1 Unit
  • English Studies

Creative & Performing Arts

  • Drama
  • Music I
  • Music II
  • Photography, Video & Digital Imaging (CEC)
  • Visual Arts

Humanities (HSIE)

  • Ancient History
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History

Languages (LOTE)

  • Spanish Beginner
  • Spanish Continuers

Mathematics

  • Standard Mathematics
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Mathematics Extension I

PDHPE

  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education
  • Sport, Lifestyle & Recreation (CEC)

Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Investigating Science
  • Marine Science (CEC)

Technology

  • Design & Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Engineering Studies
  • Industrial Technology Multimedia
  • Industrial Technology Wood
  • Information Processes and Technology

Vocational Education

  • Construction Industry Curriculum Framework (Category B)
  • Entertainment Industry Curriculum Framework (Category B)
  • Hospitality Industry Curriculum Framework (Category B)
  • Information and Digital Technology Curriculum Framework (Category B) – 2019

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) – preliminary course information page

Year 11 Downloads

Year 11 Assessment Grids 2019 Download
Year 11 Assessment Schedule 2019 Download
Year 11 Important Dates 2019 Download

Year 10

Year 10 students at Waverley College complete a series of Mandatory Courses and choose two (2) Elective Courses to meet NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) requirements.

Mandatory Courses:

  • History
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Religion, Catholic Studies*
  • Science

*Students at Waverley College are required to complete Religion, Catholic Studies.

Elective Courses:

  • Applied Philosophy
  • Commerce
  • Drama
  • Elective Geography
  • Elective History
  • Food Technology
  • Graphics Technology
  • Information Software Technology
  • Industrial Technology (Multimedia)
  • Industrial Technology (Wood)
  • STEM
  • Music
  • Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS)
  • Photography and Digital Media
  • Spanish
  • Visual Arts
  • Work Education

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Syllabuses Page

Year 10 downloads

Subject Selection Information Booklet Stage 6 - 2020/2021 Download
Year 10 Assessment Schedule 2019 Download
Year 10 Important Dates 2019 Download
Subject Requirements Stage 6 Year 11, 2020 Download

Year 9

Year 9 students at Waverley College complete a number of Mandatory Courses and choose three (3) Elective Courses to meet NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Requirements:

  • English
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • PDHPE
  • Religion, Catholic Studies*
  • Science

*Students at Waverley College are required to complete Religion, Catholic Studies.

Electives offered for Year 9 2019

The available Additional Studies Courses are listed below:

  • Applied Philosophy
  • Commerce
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • Geography Elective
  • Graphics Technology
  • History Elective
  • Industrial Technology Multimedia
  • Industrial Technology Wood
  • Information Software Technology
  • STEM
  • Music
  • Photography and Digital Media
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies
  • Spanish
  • Visual Art
  • Work Education (by invitation)

The subject selection booklet for Year 9 in 2019 will be distributed during Term 2.

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Year 9 to 10 Syllabuses Page

Year 9 downloads

Year 9 Assessment Schedule 2019 Download
Year 9 Important Dates 2019 Download

Year 8

Year 8 students at Waverley College complete the following Mandatory Courses to meet NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) requirements:

  • English
  • History
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Religion, Catholic Studies
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

NSW Education Standards Authority(NESA) Year 7 to 8 Syllabuses Page

Year 8 downloads

Year 8 Assessment Schedule 2019 Download
Year 8 Important Dates 2019 Download
Subject Selection Information Booklet Stage 5 - 2020/2021 Download

Year 7

Year 7 students at Waverley College complete the following Mandatory Courses to meet NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) requirements:

  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Religion, Catholic Studies
  • Science
  • Technology

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Year 7 to 8 Syllabus pages

Year 7 downloads

Year 7 Assessment Schedules 2019 Download
Year 7 Important Dates 2019 Download

Enhanced Learning Educational Services (ELES) Online Study Skills Handbook

Waverley College has subscribed to the ELES Online Study Skills Handbook.

The ELES Online Study Skills Handbook provides a comprehensive and interactive online guide for the school community (students, parent and teachers) as to the study skills needed for success in high-school studies. This approach taps into students’ affinity with technology to create a new and effective way to improve students’ study skills.

This is a great online resource for parents and students to address all their study skills issues and concerns and enable students to learn new ways to improve their results at school. The handbook has a huge amount of information for both students and parents as well as a large number of interactive activities.

You can access the log-in page for the ELES Study Skills Handbook here

For username and password details, please email tlamonica@waverley.nsw.edu.au