Subject Areas

Subject Areas

We offer a wide choice of subjects across all year groups, with the hope that each student can reach their personal best by selecting academic subjects according to their own individual needs and interests.

We offer a broad curriculum in Years 7 and 8 giving all students a taste of the diverse options for further study.

In Years 9 and 10 an extensive range of electives and subjects open up so students can explore their interests and find their strengths.

Our wide range of HSC subjects for Years 11 and 12 include many extension options.

Prospective students considering entering Chevalier in Year 11 should contact the our Enrolments Officer Jenni Woods on (02) 4861 0524 to discuss individual subject requirements.

All students in Years 7 and Year 8 have mandatory subjects that they are required to complete by NESA.

  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies
  • Visual Arts 

The subject options become even broader for students in Years 9 and 10, with an extensive range of electives that allow students to develop their own interests and strengths.

Core subjects

  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics (Stages 5.3, 5.2, 5.1)
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education
  • Science
  • Religious Education

Choice of Elective Subjects

  • Agricultural Technology
  • Commerce
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • History Elective
  • Industrial Technology – Engineering
  • Industrial Technology – Metal
  • Industrial Technology – Timber
  • iStem (Integrated – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Japanese
  • Music
  • Photography and Digital Media
  • Physical Activity and Sports Studies
  • Textiles Technology
  • Visual Arts
  • Wilderness Studies

Where only a small number of students select a subject, the subject may not be viable to run that year. 

Our wide range of HSC subjects for Years 11 and 12 include many extension options.

  • Agriculture
  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Ceramics
  • Chemistry
  • Community and Family Studies
  • Computing Applications
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering Studies
  • English Advanced
  • English Extension 1
  • English Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
  • English Standard
  • English Studies
  • Geography
  • History Extension (Year 12 only)
  • Industrial Technology – Timber Products and Furniture Technologies
  • Information Processes and Technology
  • Investigating Science
  • Japanese
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
  • Mathematics Standard
  • Modern History
  • Music 1
  • Music 2
  • Music Extension (Year 12 only)
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Photography, Video and Digital Imaging
  • Physical Education Bushcraft (Wilderness)
  • Physics
  • Society and Culture
  • Software Design and Development
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation
  • Studies in Catholic Thought – 1 unit
  • Studies of Religion 1
  • Studies of Religion 2
  • Textiles and Design
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
    • Business Services
    • Construction
    • Hospitality – Food and Beverage
    • Hospitality – Kitchen Operations
    • Primary Industries

Subjects only run if there are sufficient students to make them viable and trends do change from year to year.