Curriculum

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

The College’s aim is to provide a transition to secondary school that will enable students to quickly adapt to their new environment. At Prendiville, students experience a secondary education from Year 7, benefiting from being taught by specialist teachers who are capable of giving them the essential skills to set a solid foundation for future studies.

The secondary timetable operates on a 6 period day across a 30 period, 5 day (week) cycle.

THE SCHOOL DAY

  • Pastoral Care Group (10 Mins)
  • Period 1 (55 minutes)
  • Period 2 (55 minutes)
  • RECESS (20 minutes)
  • Period 3 (55 minutes)
  • Period 4 (55 minutes)
  • LUNCH (40 minutes)
  • Period 5 (55 minutes)
  • Period 6 (55 minutes)

On occasion the timing of the periods are altered to accommodate for such events as assemblies and College masses. See SEQTA for details.

As well as studying the five core subjects for a significant part of the week, students will experience a range of other secondary school subjects for shorter periods of time. Students have the opportunity to experience a range of subjects that they may not have come across before, laying the foundations should they wish to continue in these areas when elective choices become available from Year 8 onwards.

Students should be aware from as early as Year 7 that, as they progress throughout their secondary schooling, opportunities arise for students to choose the subjects and courses studied, especially in Years 11 and 12. It should be noted that when these choices become available students must meet the required prerequisites in order to choose the subject/course. It is therefore essential that students always do their best and begin to develop an efficient consistent work ethic from Year 7.

For more information on specific courses, parents are welcome to contact the relevant Head of Department or Subject Coordinator.

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