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Our innovative curriculum, structured especially fo r boys, breaks down the walls of traditional teaching with inquiry-based learning and an emphasi s on fostering creativity and critical thinking, and integrating technology.

Our curriculum

Boys are able to select from a broad range of subje cts, enabling them to keep their future options open. More than 30 subjects are on offer for Year 1 1 and 12 students.

Years 7 and 8 (Stage 4)

In Years 7 and 8, students study the core courses of:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • PDHPE (Personal Development Health and Physical Edu cation)
  • Wisdom, Life and Faith Studies

Introductory courses are provided in:

  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Languages (French, German and Japanese)
  • Technology (including Graphics Technology, Design a nd Technology and Information and Communication Technology)

In Year 8, having sampled French, German and Japane se in Year 7, boys pick one of these three languages to study throughout the year.

Years 9 and 10 (Stage 5)

Students continue their study of the core courses of:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • PDHPE Wisdom, Life and Faith Studies

They also select two elective courses from a range of courses offered including:

  • Agriculture
  • Commerce
  • Drama
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Music
  • Geography (Elective)
  • History (Elective)
  • Design and Technology
  • Industrial Technology - Timber (Year 9) and Metal ( Year 10)
  • Graphics Technology; Information and Software Techn ology
  • Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS)
  • Visual Arts

Years 11 and 12 (Stage 6)

In Years 11 and 12, students study Preliminary (Yea r 11) and Higher School Certificate (Year 12) courses and sit the external HSC Examinations in th ese courses at the end of Year 12.

At Knox, English and Mathematics are compulsory in Year 11 and English is compulsory in Year 12. Students also select additional courses to study such as:

  • Agriculture
  • Ancient History and History Extension
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Engineering Studies
  • English Extension One and Extension Two
  • French Continuers and Extension
  • Geography
  • German Continuers and Extension
  • Industrial Technology
  • Information Processes and Technology
  • Japanese Continuers and Extension
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics (all levels)
  • Modern History and History Extension
  • Music Course 1, Course 2 and Extension
  • PDHPE (Personal Development Health and Physical Edu cation)
  • Physics
  • Society and Culture
  • Studies of Religion
  • Software Design
  • Visual Arts
  • Additional courses offered internally and externally

Students must select a total of at least twelve units of study in Year 11 (usually consisting of six courses) and at least ten units in Year 12 (this usually involves studying five courses).