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Curriculum

Years 7 – 10

At Lambton High School we deliver learning programs based on Board of Studies syllabuses and Department of Education and Communities guidelines.

The following summarises the combined Board and Department minimum requirements for government schools when providing curriculum:

  • 500 hours per subject for English, mathematics and science, over Years 7 – 10
  • 400 hours for HSIE, including in Years 7 – 8, 100 hours for geography and 100 hours for history and, in Years 9 – 10, 100 hours for Australian history and 100 hours for Australian geography
  • 100 hours of one language in a continuous one-year period
  • 200 hours for technology (mandatory) over Years 7 and 8
  • 100 hours for music and 100 hours of visual arts
  • 300 hours for PDHPE, over Years 7 – 10, in each of the years1
  • 400 hours for additional studies (electives) which may involve Board Developed courses or school developed Board-Endorsed courses
  • 80 – 120 minutes per week for sport1 in each of the Years 7, 8, 9 and 10
  • Special Religious Education in each of Years 7, 8, 9 and 10, where authorised personnel from approved providers are available

 Years 11 – 12

Our learning programs are based on Board of Studies syllabuses (for approved courses) and are provided to address each subject provided in Years 11 and 12. In providing this curriculum program, we meet the requirements of the Board of Studies for students to gain a HSC.

 In addition to Board of Studies requirements for students to gain a HSC, government schools are to provide students with:

  • the 25-hour personal development and health education course, Crossroads
  • Special Religious Education, where authorised personnel from approved providers are available.

 Minimum Curriculum Hours :

  • 120 hours per year for a two unit courses
  • 60 hours per year for a one unit course
  • 70 hours mandatory work placement, over the 240 hour course, for VET frameworks