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Secondary Curriculum

St Mark’s College provides a positive, nurturing and success orientated learning environment.  We recognise and cater for individual differences and learning styles. Our curriculum is constantly evaluated to maintain the best standard in education that meets each student’s need in our ever-changing world.

Download the Junior Secondary Curriculum Handbook for information about each specific subject.

The emphasis in Year 7 is to give all students a breadth of experiences to enable them to choose courses in the following years that will cater for their individual differences and diverse vocational goals.

Core Subjects:

  • Religion
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • STEM
  • History
  • Geography
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Chinese
  • Design and Technologies- Food and Textiles Technology
  • Design and Technologies- Wood and Metal Technology
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Visual Arts

Download the Junior Secondary Curriculum Handbook for information about each specific subject.

The emphasis in Year 8 is to give all students a breadth of experiences to enable them to choose courses in the following years that will cater for their individual differences and diverse vocational goals.

Core Subjects:

  • Religion
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Chinese

Elective subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
  • Design and Technologies - Food and Textiles Technology
  • Design and Technologies - Wood and Metal Technology
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Visual Arts

Download the Junior Secondary Curriculum Handbook for information about each specific subject.

The emphasis in Year 9 is to give all students a breadth of experiences to enable them to choose courses in the following years that will cater for their individual differences and diverse vocational goals.

Core Subjects:

  • Religion- The Rite Journey
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Science

Elective subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Design and Technologies - Food Technology
  • Design and Technologies - Textiles Technology
  • Design and Technologies - Metal Technology
  • Design and Technologies - Wood Technology
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Visual Arts

Download the Senior Secondary Curriculum Handbook for information about each specific subject.

The emphasis in Year 10 is to give all students a breadth of experiences to enable them to choose more clearly courses in the senior years (SACE Stage 1 and 2) that will cater for their individual differences and diverse vocational goals.

Core Subjects:

  • Religion
  • English
  • Personal Learning Plan (PLP)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Health and Physical Education

Elective Subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Scientific Studies
  • STEM
  • Economics and Business
  • Design and Technologies - Food Technology
  • Design and Technologies - Textiles Technology
  • Design and Technologies - Metal Technology
  • Design and Technologies - Wood Technology
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Media Arts
  • Visual Arts - Art
  • Visual Arts - Design

Download the Senior Secondary Curriculum Handbook for information about each specific subject.

Core Subjects:

  • Religion Studies

Elective Subjects:

  • English: English, Essential English
  • Mathematics: Pre-Specialist Mathematics, Pre-Mathematics Methods, Essential Mathematics, General Mathematics
  • Research Project 
  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Nutrition
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Business Innovation
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Physical Education
  • Outdoor Education
  • Child Studies
  • Food and Hospitality
  • Design, Technology and Engineering - Material Solutions - Textiles
  • Design, Technology and Engineering - Material Solutions - Metals
  • Design, Technology and Engineering - Industry and Entrepreneurial Solutions - Timber
  • Information Processing and Publishing
  • Creative Arts
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Visual Arts - Art
  • Visual Arts - Design
  • Creative Arts (Visual Arts or Design in Practice)

Download the Senior Secondary Curriculum Handbook for information about each specific subject.

Compulsory Subjects:

  • Research Project (compulsory if not completed in Year 11)
  • Religion Studies

Elective Subjects:

  • English: English, English Literacy Studies, Essential English
  • Mathematics: Specialist Mathematics, Mathematics Methods, General Mathematics
  • Community Services
  • Agriculture Production
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Nutrition
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Business Innovation
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Physical Education
  • Child Studies
  • Food and Hospitality
  • Design, Technology and Engineering - Material Solutions - Textiles
  • Design, Technology and Engineering - Industry and Entrepreneurial Solutions (Metal)
  • Design, Technology and Engineering - Material Solutions (Furniture Construction)
  • Information Processing and Publishing
  • Creative Arts
  • Drama
  • Music Explorations
  • Music Performance - Ensemble
  • Music Performance - Solo
  • Visual Arts - Art
  • Visual Arts - Design
  • Creative Arts (Visual Arts or Design in Practice)

Contact

Administration
455 The Terrace, Port Pirie South Australia 5540
T 08 8633 8800    F 08 8633 0104
E info@stmarkspirie.catholic.edu.au

Absentees
Benedict 08 8633 8802
Bosco 08 8633 8801