CURRICULUM

St John Paul College offers a comprehensive and accessible curriculum encompassing a broad range of subjects and courses which prepare students for the world in which they live.


We are committed to developing strategies that ensure the curriculum caters to the wide range of needs, abilities and interests of our students, across all Key Learning Areas.

Stage 4 - Years 7 and 8

Students in Years 7 and 8 study a common curriculum comprising Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, History, Geography, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), Music and Visual Arts. In Year 8 Japanese is introduced into the curriculum.

Stage 5 - Years 9 and 10

As students move into Year 9, they continue to develop their knowledge and skills in courses which are compulsory requirements for progression, with the addition of elective subjects.
Core Curriculum consists of Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, PDHPE, History and Geography.
Students also select 2 x 200-hour courses for study in Years 9 and 10, as well as 1x 100-hour course for study in year 9 only.

The Record of School Achievement (RoSA) is the first academic credential that students are eligible to receive. This credential is available at the end of Year 10, 11 and 12, through NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

Stage 6 - Years 11 and 12

Students must complete at least 12 units of preliminary courses and 10 units of HSC courses, to receive the HSC, which must include 2 units of English and at least 1 unit of Studies of Religion or Catholic Studies.

Related Documents 

Assessment Books

Covid-19 Notice
All formal assessment tasks for Year 7 to Year 11 for 2020 are cancelled (not including Year 11 Studies of Religion or Catholic Studies accelerated class).

Assessment Policy Addendum June 2020.pdf

Assessment Calendars


Curriculum Forms

Related Websites

 NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)

Diocese of Lismore Vocational Education and Training (VET)

"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life"  (John 14:6)

St John Paul College, Coffs Harbour