Our Curriculum

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Twenty-first century education must prepare students for an unknown world. Many of our students will enter careers in their working lives that don't currently exist.

Hills Adventist College is registered with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) and is accredited to offer students the Higher School Certificate.

Subjects

Stage 5 (Years 9 and 10)

Compulsory Subjects

  • Biblical Studies
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History (Australian)
  • Geography
  • Physical Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Careers
  • Sport

2016 Options
Students select one from each line.
Please note – there are minimum student number requirements for each subject.
These lines may be altered to suit the needs of the cohort.

Line 1

  • Commerce/Music/Design & Technology

Line 2

  • Food Technology/Information and Software Technology/Visual Arts

Stage 6 (Years 11)

Compulsory

Line 1

  • Studies of Religion II or Studies of Religion I for Extension students

2016 Options
Students select one from each line.
Please note – there are minimum student number requirements for each subject.
These lines may be altered to suit the needs of the cohort.

Line 2

  • English (Standard)/English (Advanced)/English (Extension)

Line 3

  • Mathematics (General/Mathematics (Advanced)/Mathematics (Extension)/Distance Education

Line 4

  • Business Studies/Chemistry/Modern History/Community and Family Studies/Textiles & Design

Line 5

  • Biology/Information Processes & Technology/Legal Studies/Food Technology/Distance Education

Line 6

  • PDHPE/Visual Arts/Physics/Distance Education

 

Stage 6 (Years 12)

Compulsory

Line 1

  • Studies of Religion II or Studies of Religion I for Extension students

2016 Options
Students select one from each line.
Please note – there are minimum student number requirements for each subject.
These lines may be altered to suit the needs of the cohort.

Line 2

  • Standard English/Advanced English
Line 3
  • General Maths/Mathematics (Advanced)/Maths Extension 1/Distance Education
Line 4
  • Chemistry/Food Technology/Business Studies
Line 5
  • Physics/Biology/Design & Technology/Legal Studies
Line 6
  • PDHPE/Visual Arts/Music 1

Subjects Year 9 & 10

In Year 9 & 10 the students study the following core (mandatory) subjects:

Australian Geography (One Semester)
Biblical Studies
English
History (One Semester)
Mathematics (5.1 or 5.2 or 5.3).
PDHPE
Science
Careers (once every two weeks)

and

TWO Elective Subjects - see elective options by clicking here.


Further Information:
Mathematics: There are three levels to cater for the different abilities and level needed for Year 11/12 Maths and university. They are basically like standard, intermediate and advanced that was used in the old syllabus. The students are sorted into the three classes based on their results at the end of Year 8.

Elective Subjects: These are chosen by the students based on the lines given. For example, this year, Year 9 choose

ONE from Line 1: Commerce / Music / Design & Technology
and ONE from Line 2: Food Technology / IST (Computing) / Visual Arts

Where we can, we cater for the particular cohorts needs. For example, extra subjects such as Textiles might be offered on one of the two lines, or we might swap a subject to allow the most students possible to get their first choice.

The senior school runs on a two week cycle.

Week 1

Bell Times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
First bell at 8:25am – Warning Bell

Homeroom - 8:30am - 8:40am

Period 1 - 8:40am - 9:32am
Period 2 - 9:32am - 10:24am

Recess - 10:24am - 10:44am

Period 3 - 10:44am - 11:36am
Period 4 - 11:36am - 12:28pm

Lunch - 12:28pm -1:23pm

Period 5 - 1:23pm -2:15pm
Period 6 - 2:15pm - 3:07pm


Wednesday Timetable

Extended Homeroom - 8:30am - 9:00am
Period 1 - 9:00am - 9:50am
Period 2 - 9:50 -10:40am

Recess - 10:40am - 11:00am

Period 3 - 11:00am - 11:50am
Period 4 - 11:50am - 12:40pm

Lunch - 12:40pm - 1:27pm

Period 5 - 1:27pm - 2:17pm
Period 6 - 2:17pm - 3:07pm

Senior School sport -Tuesday during periods 5 & 6
Senior School chapel -  Thursday period 1

As part of Careers in Year 10 all students are required to participate in a one week Work Experience placement in an occupation or industry of their choice.  Work Experience exposes students to the world of work.  This is an opportunity to develop skills and networks and to experience possible future careers.

It is a reality that no school is able to offer all the possible subject options for Stage 5 and 6.  In order to facilitate the needs of students who would like to complete subjects not offered by the College, we provide our students with the option of accessing subjects through a number of other providers through distance education.  The Board of Studies have regulations governing this option, and these can be discussed with our Director of Studies and Principal.