The handbook below provides a detailed description of the elective subjects, information regarding the compulsory subjects taught in Years 9 and 10.
Record of School Achievement (RoSA)
The NSW Minister for Education announced on 4 August, 2011 that the School Certificate tests would not be administered beyond 2011. It was announced that there will be a new credential to replace the School Certificate.
The RoSA has been created for students who leave school after completing Year 10, but before receiving their HSC.
The credential will provide a ongoing cumulative record for students. It will record grades for courses students complete in Year 10 and in Year 11. Schools will report a grade to the Board of Studies based on school-based assessment for each student in Years 10 and 11.
Students entering Year 10 in 2012 will be eligible for the new credential when they have completed Stage 5. The finishing date for Year 10 will be the same as for the rest of the school. They will have a formal exam period that will contribute to their Semester 2 College Report.
Optional literacy and numeracy tests will be available for school leavers. The tests will be taken online and will be available to students twice a year. They will be designed to provide school leavers with a current supplementary assessment of these key skills. ]