Subject Choices

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In Years 7 and 8 students at Sydney Boys High School have a limited choice of which LOTE (Languages other than English) subjects they will partake in. Going into years 9, 10 and 11, however, students have large choices to make:

  • For Year 9, students must select two elective subjects to study for the next two years.
  • In Year 10 students will study 3 elective subjects.
    • It is possible for Year 10 students to study an Accelerated subject as one of their elective subjects.
  • For Year 11, students have to decide which subjects they will study for the Higher School Certificate.

The school holds information evenings for parents of students going in to years 9, 10 and 11 to provide information about the choices they and their sons must make. This covers the structure of the timetable, the subjects available, and the process for choosing subjects. The presentations are available below:

Presentation - Year 11 - Subject choice, timetabling and subject scaling
Presentation - Year 10 - Scaling in the HSC
Presentation - Year 9 - Subject choices and timetabling

Subject selection handbooks have been developed to assist students in making appropriate subject choices. The exact mix of subjects available to students may vary from year to year. Indicative handbooks are available below:

Handbook - Year 11 Subject Choices
Handbook - Year 10 Subject Choices
Handbook - Year 9 Subject Choices