Oakhill College is renown for its wide variety of subject offerings. Oakhill has qualified, experienced teaching staff, the facilities and the technology to facilitate subjects. In addition to the mandatory subjects, Oakhill offers an extensive choice of electives, extension and accelerated courses. 

Year 7-8 Subjects

All students in Years 7 and 8 study the following Subjects:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Personal Development, Health, Physical Education
  • Technology (Food Technology, Mixed materials, Timber products, Agriculture)
  • French
  • Italian
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Visual Arts


Year 9 – 10 Subjects

In Year 9 and 10 all students study the following mandatory courses in order to be eligible for a Record of School Achievement issued by the Board of Studies Teaching & Educational Standards (BOSTES).

The Mandatory Studies are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Australian History
  • Australian Geography
  • Personal Development, Health, Physical Education (PDHPE)
  • Religion

In Year 9 students choose two Additional Studies Courses which will also appear on their Record of School Achievement at the end of Year 10. These courses run for two years.

The Additional Studies courses are:

  • Agricultural Technology
  • Commerce
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • French
  • Graphics Technology
  • Industrial Technology – Timber
  • Information and Software Technology
  • Italian
  • Learning Support
  • Mathematics Acceleration
  • Music
  • Applied Philosophy (Gifted & Talented Course)
  • Photographic and Digital Media
  • Physical Activity and Sports Studies
  • STEM / STEAM
  • Visual Arts

Year 11-12 Subjects

All Courses on this list are 2 unit Category A, Board Developed courses unless otherwise indicated.

Religion

  • Studies of Religion – 1 unit
  • Studies of Religion – 2 unit
  • Studies of Religion – 2 unit Accelerated

English

  • English Studies (non-ATAR)
  • English Standard
  • English Advanced
  • English Extension

Mathematics

  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12 Only)
  • Mathematics Standard 2 and Mathematics Standard 1 (Year 12 Only)

Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Physics

HSIE

  • Ancient History
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Society and Culture

Creative and Performing Arts

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music Course 1
  • Music Course 2
  • Photography, Video and Digital Imaging (CEC non-ATAR)
  • Visual Arts

Languages offered on campus

  • French Beginners
  • French Continuers
  • Italian Beginners
  • Italian Continuers

PDHPE

  • Community and Family Studies
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies (CEC non-ATAR)

Technical and Applied Studies

  • Design and Technology
  • Engineering Studies
  • Food Technology
  • Industrial Technology (Timber or Graphics)
  • Information Processes Technology
  • Software Design and Development
  • Agriculture


In addition the following subjects will be offered in Year 12:

  • English Extension 2
  • Mathematics Extension 2
  • History Extension
  • Music Extension 1
  • Science Extension
VET Courses

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses enable students to study courses that are relevant to industry needs and have clear links to post-school destinations. These courses allow students to gain both Higher School Certificate qualifications, counting towards the ATAR and accreditation with industry and the workplace as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This national framework is recognised across Australia and helps students to move easily between the various education and training sectors and employment. These courses each have a specific workplace component and a minimum number of hours students must spend in the workplace. At the end of their HSC students receive documentation showing the competencies gained during the course.

Vocational Education and Training Curriculum Frameworks currently being offered at the College include:

  • Business Services
  • Construction
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Hospitality 
  • Sport Coaching (Year 11)
  • Primary Industries

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