20 August 2015 Abderrahim Abbou   | News | Year 08  
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What does it mean at Homebush Boys’ High School?

Students entering Stage 5 (Year 9 and 10) of their schooling are beginning a two-year course of study which leads to the award of the Record of School Achievement (ROSA). Students will undertake a combination of compulsory (core) subjects and elective subjects in Stage 5.

Core - Compulsory Subjects

All students must meet the course objectives in each of the following courses:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Australian History
  • Australian Geography
  • Personal Development Health Physical Education (PDHPE)
Elective Subjects
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Commerce
  • Food & technology
  • Graphic Technology
  • Industrial Technology Timber
  • Industrial Technology Electronics
  • Industrial Technology Metal
  • Information & Software Technology
  • Music
  • Physical Activity & Sports Studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Chinese for Background Speakers
  • Chinese for Non-Background Speakers
  • Drama
  • French
  • Global Issues
  • History (Elective)
  • Italian
  • Korean for Background Speakers
  • Korean for Non-Background Speakers
  • Photography/Digital Media

Students need to fill the online form and submit their three preferences. We will endeavour to allocate you to the elective class that meet your first two preferences but we cannot guarantee that all classes will be viable to form in 2016. We will consult with any student who is required to make a further choice.

What will influence your choice of subjects?
  • Abilities – choose subjects in which you are capable of doing well.
  • Interests – choose subjects which interest you.
  • Motivation – choose subject areas which you want to study and will enjoy.

A parent/guardian and student information evening and a year 8 assembly were held in the School Hall respectively on Thursday 13 August 2015 and Friday 14 August 2015 to clarify the process and help students to make their decisions.
The decision needs to be made by the student’s entire family as they will all be affected by the decision.

Fees and contributions

It is important to be aware that many elective subjects incur a materials cost to cover the expenditure on equipment and other consumable items specifically used by student in the activities undertaken in these courses. These fees are compulsory. All students have the option of choosing subjects without subject material fees. A copy of the fees schedules for Year 9 and Year 10 are mentioned in the elective subject descriptions booklet handed.

When can you make your selection?

The exact date will be announced on our year 8 assembly which will be held on Thursday 27/08/2015 week 7.
Students need to have a DET login details and access to a computer with internet to be able to fill the online form and submit their choices.