Curriculum

With a NSW Board of Studies fully approved and accredited curriculum program for Years 7 to 12, PAL School provides a comprehensive learning experience for all students.

Pal Buddhist School prides itself on developing well-rounded, confident leaders who are independent, creative thinkers with an awareness of their world. We offer students an extensive range of subject choices and a diverse co-curricula program, with a focus on recognising the leader within each student.

YEARS 7 – 10

Pal Buddhist School follows the NSW Board of Studies’ Teaching and Educational Standards guidelines with all students in Years 7-10 covering the required hours of study in the Key Learning Areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Creative Arts
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Human Society and its Environment

YEARS 9 & 10

In Year 9, students choose two electives and in Year 10, students choose two electives, including:

  • Visual Design
  • Commerce
  • Music
  • Accelerated Chemistry
  • Accelerated Physics
  • Accelerated Biology

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:

  • Mathematics (all levels)
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Modern History
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Legal Studies
  • English and Maths Extension courses
  • Music

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. Pal Buddhist School advises students to study a minimum of 12 units in Year 11, 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. This includes allowing Year 10 students enrolling in an Accelerated Program to complete Preliminary subjects if they meet the academic requirements.

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