Curriculum

Curriculum

Edmund Rice College delivers a curriculum tailored specifically to educate young men. It motivates our boys to discover what’s possible when they look within and to strive to achieve a life less ordinary.

With an extensive range of subjects, our broad and dynamic curriculum is delivered in modern state-of-the-art facilities. We prepare our students for the real world, bridging academic and real-life skills.

Our curriculum addresses the needs of young men on many levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It equips them to walk towards their dreams, and face inevitable challenges, beyond the school gates.

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Years 7 and 8

Years 7 and 8 are transition years into secondary school. It’s a time when students experience inspiring teachers and engage in innovative learning experiences across many subjects.

The College offers the following Stage 4 courses:

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Italian
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical
  • Education
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Years 9 and 10

Years 9 and 10 involves an extensive choice of Elective Courses. These years are all about developing excellent learning habits and 21 st century skills – both academic and life skills.

The College offers the following Stage 5 courses:

  • Industrial Technology (metal)
  • Chinese
  • Commerce (100 hours)
  • Commerce (200 hours)
  • Drama
  • Industrial Technology (Electronics)
  • Industrial Technology (Engineering)
  • English
  • Food Technology
  • Geography
  • History
  • History Elective
  • Information Technology and Software
  • iSTEM (0 hours)
  • iSTEM (200 hours)
  • Italian
  • Mathematics (Level 1)
  • Mathematics (Level 2)
  • Mathematics (Level 3)
  • Mathematics Report
  • Metal
  • Music
  • Physical Activity and Sports Studies
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Photographic & Digital Media
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Industrial Technology (timber)
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Design

Years 11 and 12

Years 11 and 12 is a time for students to play to their strengths and look to the future. Our boys make a choice to follow an academic or non-academic pathway during their senior years. Regardless of which path, students who choose subjects they enjoy over subjects they ‘should’ do have longer term success.

The College offers the following Stage 6 courses:

  • Ancient History
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Catholic Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Continuers
  • Construction
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Economics
  • English Advanced
  • English Extension
  • English Extension II
  • English Standard
  • English Studies
  • Extension Science
  • Geography
  • History Extension
  • Hospitality
  • Information Processes and Technology
  • Italian
  • Legal Studies
  • Marine Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Extension I
  • Mathematics Extension II
  • Modern History
  • Music
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Photo Digital Media
  • Physics
  • Software Design & Development
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation
  • Standard Mathematics
  • Studies of Religion
  • Studies of Religion II
  • Industrial Technology (Timber)
  • Industrial Technology (Graphics)
  • Industrial Technology (Metal)

Diverse Learning

Successful transition programs allow all students to realise their potential as a life-long learner.

Edmund Rice College offers a multi-faceted approach to diverse learning styles. Students with learning needs are supported by highly qualified teachers and specialised support officers. Our approach includes full integration, supported classes, life skills, plus literacy and numeracy intervention.

For more information contact our Diverse Learning Coordinator.