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Classroom Learning

STAFF
Staff are highly qualified and committed to a rigorous professional development program which enables them to maintain up-to-date subject emphasis. Staff also incorporate the latest technological equipment and programs in lessons to enhance student learning.

Results in all external measures place Danebank among the top schools in the state.

 

SUBJECTS

Stage Four (Years 7-8)
Subjects studied in Year 7:

  • Christian Studies
  • English
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • PDHPE
  • Science
  • Drama
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Visual Art
  • Technology

Subjects studied in Year 8:

  • Christian Studies
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • PDHPE
  • Science
  • French or Japanese
  • Visual Art
  • Technology

Stage Five (Years 9-10)
Subjects studied in Years 9 and 10:

  • Christian Studies
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • PDHPE
  • Science

Plus two Electives chosen from:

  • Commerce
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Music
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies (PASS)
  • Photographic & Digital Media
  • Textiles Technology
  • Industrial Technology/Multimedia
  • Visual Arts

 

HSC Requirements
Students must study a minimum of 13 Units in Year 11 and 10 Units (or more) in Year 12. Both English and 1 Unit of Studies of Religion are compulsory subjects, but there must be at least four subjects in total in each year. Courses studied in Year 12 must be preceded by study of the Preliminary course in Year 11.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) will be calculated based on the student’s best 10 Units, providing that at least 2 Units of English will be included. However, particular rules apply to Vocational Education courses.

Subjects offered for the HSC

  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Business Services (VET)
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Design and Technology (Multimedia and Mixed)
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • Entertainment Industry (VET)
  • Food Technology
  • French
  • Geography
  • History Extension
  • Hospitality (VET)
  • Japanese
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Modern History
  • Music 1
  • Music 2
  • Music Extension
  • PDHPE
  • Physics
  • Science Extension
  • Senior Science
  • Society and Culture
  • Studies of Religion 1U and 2U
  • Textiles and Design
  • Visual Arts

Subject choice advice
Students have access to the Careers Facilitator, the Head of Senior School, Head of Curriculum Innovation, Department Heads and their classroom teachers for advice on subject choices. An information evening for parents and girls in Year 10 is held each year and students are given a subject information handbook.

Enrolments

Find out more about how to enrol, school tours, scholarships and our Life Skills program.

Latest News

Danebank is a vibrant school environment where we focus on and celebrate achievements of all kinds. The latest News is published online and in printed form through a variety of channels.