Curriculum Overview

Parramatta Marist High School offers a broad-based curriculum, with a variety of subjects to suit students' needs. Students are able to select from a range of both academic and vocational courses. Many students at our School also seek to combine subjects from the local TAFE (Technical and Further Education) Colleges.

 

In addition to traditional HSC subjects, senior students may also choose to undertake industry recognised VET courses such as Construction and Hospitality which gives them the training and experience required when seeking employment in that field. Accelerated study for talented students is offered in Mathematics and Studies of Religion, enabling students to complete their HSC course in Year 11. Support is also given to those senior students who wish to take a flexible path in their studies, allowing them to spread their workload over more than 2 years.

Academic Achievements

Every year students from Parramatta Marist are ranked amongst the top candidates in the New South Wales Higher School Certificate examination. Students from our school have achieved excellence in many subjects. We are also ranked amongst the best performing boys schools in the State and our NAPLAN and School Certificate results are well above state averages.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Our School offers a variety of co-curricular activities in which students are encouraged to participate, including Chess, Debating, Public Speaking, School Orchestra and many other pursuits.

Sports

Students participate in a wide variety of sports each week. Both competitive and non-competitive sports are available. Parramatta Marist is a member of Metropolitan Catholic Schools (MCS) sporting association, and is highly successful at this level of competition. Many of our students also take the opportunity to represent the School in a variety of external sporting events.

Curriculum Map 

Key Learning Areas Years 7 & 8 Years
9 & 10
Year 11 Year 12
English English English English Advanced
English Standard
English Advanced
English Standard
      English Ext 1 English Ext 1
English Ext 2
Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics General Mathematics General Mathematics
      Mathematics
Mathematics Ext
Mathematics
Mathematics Ext 1
Mathematics Ext 2
Science Science Science Physics
Chemistry
Biology
Earth & Environmental Science
Senior Science
Physics
Chemistry
Biology
Earth & Environmental Science
Senior Science
Human Society & Its Environment Religious Education Religious Education Studies of Religion 1 Unit Studies of Religion 1 Unit
  History & Geography Australian History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship Modern History
Ancient History
Modern History
Ancient History
History Ext
    Commerce
Elective History
Elective Geography
Business Studies
Economics
Legal Studies
Work Studies
Business Studies
Economics
Legal Studies
Languages Italian      
Technological and Applied Science Technology Design & Technology
IST
Information Process & Technology
Software Design & Development
Industrial Technology Timber
Industrial Technology Multimedia
Information Process & Technology
Software Design & Development
Industrial Technology Timber
Industrial Technology Multimedia
Creative Arts Visual Arts
Music
Visual Arts
Music
Photographic
Music
Drama
Visual Arts
Music
Photography
Music
Visual Arts
Music
Drama
PDHPE Personal Development/ Health/ Physical Education PASS Personal Development/ Health/ Physical Education Personal Development/ Health/ Physical Education
      SLR  

 The shaded areas indicate the compulsory subjects in the Curriculum.

For more detailed information regarding teaching, learning and assessment at PMH please visit the 'Curriculum Connected Portal'.