Teaching & Learning
Teaching and Learning at Hennessy
Stage 4 (Year 7 and 8)
In Year 7 and 8 students must study mandatory subjects across all KLA areas. What they study are:
|HSIE (Human Society and its Environment)*||Science|
|Technological and Applied Studies (TAS)||Art|
|Sport (2 periods per cycle until end of Year 10)|
*In Year 7 students study integrated English with History and Geography. This is known as iHi. In these classes they have the same teacher for both subjects and the content in speard across both subjects.
Stage 5 (Year 9 and 10)
Students are able to choose TWO electives in both Year 9 and in Year 10 as they embark on their study to meet the requirements of the Record of Student Achievement (RoSA).
In 2021, the following electives are being offered:
|Food Technology||Physical and Sports Studies|
|Industrial Technology - Metal||Industrial Technology - Timber|
|iStem||Hospitality* (Year 10 only)|
*Hospitality (VET) is offered to Year 10 students. This is an accelerated class in which student will commence their Higher School Certificate course in Year 10 and complete it in Year 11.
Stage 6 (Year 11 and 12)
Students complete both their Preliminary Certificate (Year 11) and their Higher School Certificate (Year 12). There are a variety of pathways offered which are designed to meet the needs of students. An English and Religious Education course are the only compulsory subjects.
In 2019, the following Subjects are offered:
Students choose from:
English - Standard or Advanced OR English Studies
Religion - Studies of Religion 1 unit or 2 unit OR Catholic Studies.
Students choose 4 or 5 subjects from the following:
|Community and Family Studies||Design and Technology|
|English Extension 1||English Extension 2 (Year 12 only)|
|History Extension (Year 12 only)||Industrial Technology - Timber or Metal|
|Legal Studies||Mathematics, Advanced or Standard Mathematics, Mathematics Ext 1, Mathematics Ext 2 (Yr 12 Only)|
|Modern History||Music 1|
In addition the following Vocational Courses (VET) are offered at school:
Hospitality - Kitchen Operations and Commercial Cookery
Students can also take the opportunity to study a course at TAFE (TVET) or complete a traineeship in a variety of industries as part of their Stage 6 studies.