Elective Choices

2021 Elective Choices

Barker offers a wide choice of elective subjects for its students. 
Year 9 Electives

In Years 9 at Barker, all students are required to study certain disciplines considered to be essential for effective living in a modern society. The core subjects for Year 9 are English, Mathematics, Science, History, Christian Studies and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE). In addition, three elective subjects must be chosen in Year 9.

Please select 'Introduction to Yr 9 Subjects' from the Year 9 dropdown menu below to read more.

Year 10 Electives

The Barker College Curriculum in Year 10 is designed to provide foundational experience in courses of study which develop a systematic and self-directed approach essential for academic success in Years 11 and 12, as well as establishing secure foundations in the knowledge, skills and understanding expected in the major subject areas offered in the Preliminary (Year 11) and HSC (Year 12) courses. Students cannot proceed to Preliminary Courses without having completed Stage 5 (Year 10) satisfactorily.

All Year 10 students at Barker are required to study English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Christian Studies and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education. In addition, two elective subjects must be chosen in Year 10.

Please select 'Introduction to Yr 10 Subjects' from the Year 10 dropdown menu below to read more.

Year 11 and 12

At Barker, the Preliminary courses in all subjects will have typically been completed in the first three terms of Year 11. The Higher School Certificate courses will commence in Term 4 of Year 11 and be completed by the end of Term 3 of Year 12.

To read about the requirements for subject packages in Years 11 and 12, please select “Introduction to Yr 11 Subjects” from the Year 11 dropdown menu or “Subjects in the HSC” from the Year 12 dropdown menu.

Important Notes

Please consider subject choices very carefully. In exceptional circumstances, students may be allowed to change courses up to the end of Week 4 of Term 1 if the timetable lines and class sizes allow. After this time, no further changes to electives are possible. Any request for a change in elective subject selection should be made in writing (eg. email) to the Director of Studies.

In order to form an elective class, a minimum class size must be reached. Classes may not be formed if this number is not achieved and students will be contacted for a reserve choice.

Please select the Year in the dropdown menu for a list of available elective subjects for that year group.  
On each Elective Choice page please view the video from the Head of Department or Subject Co-ordinator, which will provide a comprehensive overview of the subject.