English study is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarton to Year 12
Students learn about the English Language through written, spoken and visual texts of increasing complexity as they progress through their schooling.
In human society and its environment (HSIE), the subjects of history and geography are mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10, where students study specific historical and geographical concepts and skills.
In HSIE, students explore varied subjects in human society and its environment to learn about history, geography, people, societies and culture.
Students also have an opportunity to learn more about people and the societies and environments in which they live through elective subjects.
A large number of individual subjects make up the key learning area of HSIE in which students:
Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)
Personal development, health
and physical education (PDHPE) is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.
PDHPE provides students with
opportunities to explore issues that are likely to impact on the health, safety
and wellbeing of themselves and others – now and in the future. Students also
participate in challenging and enjoyable physical activity, improving their
capacity to move with skill and confidence.