2023 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, HSIE, 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.
You can also view the Year 9 Curriculum Evening Plenary session HERE
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, HSIE, Christian Studies and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education. In addition, three 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.
Accelerated HSC Business Studies
In 2023 there is an opportunity for Year 10 students to apply to undertake an Accelerated Business Studies course. This course is in addition to the usual three Year 10 electives. 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.
You can also view the Year 11 Curriculum Evening Plenary session HERE
Accelerated Studies of Religion 1 Course
In 2023 there is an opportunity for Year 11 students to apply to undertake an Accelerated Studies of Religion I course. This course can only be taken in conjunction with Mathematics Extension or English Extension. READ MORE
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.
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.