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Masada College prides itself on developing well rounded, confident leaders who are independent, creative thinkers with an awareness of their world. Our Leading Learning educational package ensures our students are provided with the skills required both for learning and living post school. We offer students an extensive range of subject choices and a diverse co-curricular program, with a focus on recognising the leader within each student.

YEARS 7 - 10

Masada College Senior School follows the NSW Board of Studies’ guidelines with all students in Years 7-10 covering the required hours of study in the Key Learning Areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Creative Arts
  • Technological and Applied Studies
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Human Society and its Environment
  • Language other than English

In Years 7 and 8, all students have a Jewish Life component.

YEARS 9 & 10

In Year 9, students choose three electives and in Year 10, students choose four electives from a range of subjects including:

  • Hebrew
  • Jewish Life
  • Food Technology
  • Design and Technology Workshop
  • Commerce
  • Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS)
  • Mandarin
  • Music 
  • Visual Arts
  • Textiles Technology

In Year 9 all students continue to study Jewish Life.

In Years 9 and 10, all students continue to study Jewish History. Jewish students in Year 10 elect which course(s) of Jewish Life/Hebrew they prefer.

YEARS 11 & 12

The subjects offered in Years 11 and 12 vary according to the interests and strengths of each specific cohort of students. All students must study English (either Advanced, Standard or ESL) and then choose courses, which regularly include:  

  • Hebrew (Modern and/or Classical)
  • Mathematics (all levels)
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Modern History
  • Ancient History
  • Society and Culture
  • Studies of Religion
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Extension courses
  • Hospitality (Food and Beverage)
  • Food Technology
  • Design and Technology
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • PDHPE
  • And such others which may be feasible from time to time

The Year 11 Preliminary course subjects are prerequisites for the HSC courses in those subjects. Masada advises students to study 13 or 14 units in Year 11 (two more than the Board of Studies minimum) and 11 or 12 units for the HSC year. In Year 11 and 12, all students also attend weekly Issues and Ethics classes.

Students are provided with alternative paths for subjects they may wish to study which fall outside of those offered.


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