Sydney High offers subject acceleration as an elective option for
Year 10. Students in Year 9 who desire, qualify and are selected for subject acceleration
will be offered that Preliminary (Year 11) level subject as an elective in Year
10. Additional periods will be allocated to the acceleration elective in lieu of
Character Education classes. Students will still be required to take two other elective
subjects as usual. Students will only be able to undertake one acceleration subject
as an elective in Year 10.
Is subject acceleration right for me/my son?
Students or parents interested in subject acceleration are advised to look at the .pdf policies below to find out more about gifted education provisions and guidelines for subject acceleration.
Subject Acceleration Support Package
Subject Acceleration Guidelines
The school holds an information evening for parents to provide
information about how subject acceleration and the pros and cons of their sons
being accelerated in a subject. The presentation documents from this evening are
available on this page, below. For each subject offered for acceleration, a policy exists to monitor the progress
of accelerated students. Students who are unable to attain the necessary level of
achievement in an accelerated subject may be prevented from continuing in the subject.
Individual Learning Plan
In order to undertake an accelerated subject, each student
must complete an Individual Learning Plan. This document is a
commitment statement that presents why the applicant student wants to study the
accelerated subject, that they understand the aims and benefits of the Subject
Acceleration programme and that they undertake to complete the work necessary
for the Preliminary and HSC courses in their accelerated subject.
Individual Learning Plan Form