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Westfields Sports High School

Westfields Sports High School

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Curriculum and activities

Curriculum

Students in Year 7 are introduced to the eight key learning areas that they will study until Year 10.

Year 7 to Year 10 focuses on eight key learning areas:

Within these key learning areas there are courses and elective subjects.
Mandatory Courses in Years 7-10 are studied by all students in NSW public schools and are set by the Board of Studies.

Students choose from a range of elective courses that we offer depending on teacher expertise and the number of students interested in that subject. Information on elective courses is available in the Board of Studies syllabus course descriptions (PDF 163 KB).

The School Certificate is no longer being awarded. Eligible students who leave school prior to receiving their Higher School Certificate will receive the NSW Record of School Achievement.

In Years 11 and 12 students study for the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

HSC courses

There are two types of courses students can study:

  • Board developed courses
    These courses are set and externally examined by the Board of Studies, and may contribute to the calculation of an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

    These include courses in English, mathematics, science, technology, creative arts, personal development, health and physical education, human society and its environment, languages and Vocational Education and Training (VET) curriculum frameworks.

    Read a list of the subjects available and a description of each course on the Board of Studies website.

  • Board endorsed courses
    These courses are developed by schools, TAFE institutes or universities. They count towards the HSC but do not count towards the calculation of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Vocational education and training courses

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are either Board developed courses, which may contribute to the calculation of an ATAR, or Board endorsed courses.

VET courses give students work-related skills in a variety of industry areas. Students will receive a nationally recognised qualification when they complete their course.

Some VET courses are studied at school while others can be studied at TAFE institutes and other training providers. Many VET courses involve work placement.

Board developed VET courses are available in a number of industry curriculum frameworks, such as hospitality and information technology.

  • Navigate to the School Years 11 or 12 sections to find out more

Moodle

Moodle is our Learning Management System. This allows teachers to present electronic versions of their lessons, offer support material and even set online tasks to complete as a part of regular classwork or to aid with examination preparation.

Students require their Westfields Sports (locker) username and password for access. Some classes will require a second password (called an Enrolment Key) that will be issued by their teacher if needed.

Go to the Westfield Sports High School Moodle

Special Religious Education

In line with Department of Education policy Westfields Sports High School provides instruction in Special Religious Education (SRE, formerly known as Scripture).

For 2017 the Catholic, Protestant and Mormon churches have provided qualified SRC instructors. SRE will be held on a Wednesday during school assembly time.

The school SRE co-ordinator is Mrs H. Johnson.

Knowing what your child is learning helps you support them throughout their education.

In this section you can find out how public education works and the range of learning opportunities offered for students to challenge their thinking, and make the most of their unique talents.

You can also browse each School Year section to find out more.