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NHSPA Curriculum Curriculum 2022

Curriculum 2022

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Students in Year 8, 2022 will study mandatory subjects as well as TWO electives. All students are invited to choose TWO electives for their pattern of study for Year 8.

The due date for Year 8 2022 Elective Selections is Friday 6th August 2021.

Mandatory Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • PDHPE
  • French
  • Technology

Elective Subjects

All students MUST study at least one elective from the Creative Arts KLA.

Creative Arts KLA

  • Ceramics
  • Classical Ballet
  • Dance *
  • Drama *
  • Film and Animation
  • Music
  • Musica Vitae *
  • Musical Theatre
  • Photo, Paint and Print

* ALL auditioned students must choose their auditioned discipline elective.

Additional Electives

  • Commerce
  • Constructing Comics
  • CSI Newtown
  • Master Chef
  • Master Designer Construction
  • Master Designer Textiles
  • Sport Science and Performance
  • Telling Stories

Elective Information Booklet

Download [502 KB]

Elective Choices Form

Download [393 KB]

Further information from faculties

Visual Arts

To submit your electives online follow the instructions listed below

  1. Open a web browser
  2. Type this website into your browser:    https://my.edval.education/login
  3. Enter your web choice code
  4. Click Sign in
  5. Hover over Year 8 2022 and click on the ‘Click here’ button
  6. You can choose TWO electives (ONE elective must be from the Creative Arts KLA)

  7. Select your electives (Elective 1 and Elective 2)
  8. Select your reserve electives (2nd and 3rd preference electives)
  9. These 2nd and 3rd preferences may be used if one or more of your first three choices are unavailable

  10. Click the SUBMIT button to save your selections
  11. Click OK to finalise
  12. Close web browser

Students in Year 9, 2022 will study mandatory subjects as well as THREE electives.

The due date for Year 9 2022 Elective Selections is Friday 6th August 2021.

Mandatory Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • PDHPE

Electives

All students are invited to choose THREE electives FROM THE LIST BELOW for their pattern of study for Year 9, 2022. ALL students must study at least ONE elective from the Creative Arts KLA.

Creative Arts KLA

  • Classical Ballet
  • Dance
  • Dance Extension
  • Drama
  • Drama Extension
  • Film Studies
  • Music
  • Music Extension
  • Performing Arts - Production
  • Visual Arts

Additional Electives

  • Commerce
  • Design and Technology
  • Food Technology
  • French
  • Integrated Computing
  • Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS)
  • Textiles and Design

Students wishing to join Technical Company in 2022 are to choose the course Performing Arts/Production as well as a course from either Drama, Dance, Music or Visual Arts.

Students wishing to select Film Studies must also have already selected Visual Arts, Drama, Dance or Music.

Showcase Electives

In addition to their 3 RoSA electives, students in Year 9 2022 will study two half year (semester) showcase electives. These electives are designed as innovative and inclusive courses that support the performing arts ethos of the school.

All students are required to indicate FOUR preferences for their showcase electives. We will try to ensure that all students receive at least one of their top two preferences

  • Costume Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Like A Version
  • NTV Music Video
  • Shine
  • Showcase – Digital Video Production
  • Showcase – Hospitality
  • Set Design and Construction
  • Showcase Shorts
  • Song Writing
  • Starstruck-The Portrait
  • The Digital Times
  • Up in Lights

Elective Course Information Booklet

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Showcase Elective Information Booklet

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Elective Choice Course Form

Download [122 KB]

Further information from faculties

Visual Arts

To submit your electives online follow the instructions listed below

  1. Open a web browser
  2. Type this website into your browser:    https://my.edval.education/login
  3. Enter your web choice code
  4. Click Sign in
  5. Hover over Year 9 2022 and click on the ‘Click here’ button
  6. You can choose THREE electives (ONE elective must be from the Creative Arts KLA)

  7. Select your electives (Elective 1, Elective 2 and Elective 3)
  8. Select your reserve electives (4th and 5th preference electives)
  9. These 4th and 5th preferences may be used if one or more of your first three choices are unavailable

  10. Select your showcase electives (Preference 1, 2, 3 and 4)
  11. Click the SUBMIT button to save your selections
  12. Click OK to finalise
  13. Close web browser

The due date for online Year 11 2022 Course Selections is Friday 20th August 2021.

General information to all students:

  • All Year 11 students must choose AT LEAST ONE course from the Creative Arts KLA.
  • All students must study at least 12 units at school, including those studying a course outside NHSPA
  • All students must study 2 units of English and 10 or 11 units of other courses offered by the school.
  • Extension courses must be studied in conjunction with the 2 unit course.

Courses

Mandatory 2 Unit Courses

  • English Advanced
  • English Standard
  • English Studies

Board Developed Courses from the Creative Arts KLA

All students must choose AT LEAST ONE course from the Creative Arts KLA

  • 2 Unit Dance
  • 2 Unit Drama
  • 2 Unit Entertainment Industry
  • 2 Unit Music Course 1
  • 2 Unit Music Course 2
  • 2 Unit Visual Arts

Board Developed Courses from other KLAs

  • 2 Unit Ancient History
  • 2 Unit Biology
  • 2 Unit Business Studies
  • 2 Unit Chemistry
  • 2 Unit Design & Technology
  • 2 Unit Economics
  • 2 Unit Food Technology
  • 2 Unit French Beginners
  • 2 Unit Geography
  • 2 Unit Information Processes & Technology
  • 2 Unit Legal Studies
  • 2 Unit Mathematics
  • 2 Unit Mathematics Standard
  • 2 Unit Modern History
  • 2 Unit PD/H/PE
  • 2 Unit Physics
  • 2 Unit Textiles & Design

Board Developed Courses from other KLAs

  • 1 Unit English Extension 1
  • 1 Unit Mathematics Extension 1

Board Endorsed Courses – 1 Unit Courses (Non ATAR) from the Creative Arts KLA

  • 1 Unit Photography
  • 1 Unit Visual Design

Board Endorsed School Developed Courses (Non ATAR) from the Creative Arts KLA

  • 1 Unit Production
  • 2 Unit Classical Ballet

Course Information Booklet

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Course Choices Form

Download [453 KB]

Further information from faculties

Visual Arts - Photography

Download [2.22 MB]

Visual Arts - Production

Download [7.01 MB]

Visual Arts

Download [8.73 MB]

Visual Arts - Visual Design

Download [505 KB]

To submit your electives online follow the instructions listed below

  1. Open a web browser
  2. Type this website into your browser:    https://my.edval.education/login
  3. Enter your web choice code
  4. Click Sign in
  5. Hover over Year 11 2022 and click on the ‘Click here’ button
  6. Select your courses
  7. Select your reserve courses (8th, 9th and 10th)
  8. These reserve course preferences may be used if your preferred pattern of study is not available

  9. Click the SUBMIT button to save your selections
  10. Click OK to finalise
  11. Close web browser

Student Pattern of Study Powerpoint

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Forms

No Change to pattern of study for HSC

Download [101 KB]

Request to change HSC course pattern of study

Download [247 KB]

Expression of interest to study an extension course/s 2021-2022

Download [419 KB]

 

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