Fort Street High School

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Telephone02 8585 1600

Junior School (Years 7-8)


Year 7 and 8 students follow a compulsory curriculum that is largely determined by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). Year 9 and 10 students follow a combination of mandatory and elective subjects. From Year 9 onwards, students can choose an increasing number of elective subjects for each stage.

Stage 4: Years 7 and 8

Students study:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History (Semesterised)
  • Geography (Semesterised)
  • Technology (Mandatory)
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Drama
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Languages (Chinese French, German, Japanese)
  • Fortitude (Year 7 only)
  • Fortunae (Wellbeing Lessons)

Assessment Guidelines Advice Years 7 – 8

  • Assessment guidelines are provided for each Year group for Years 7 – 8.
  • Individual task dates and deadlines are subject to change and students will be notified in advance of these changes.
  • These are made available to students and parents/carers to provide a guide as to the nature of tasks in each subject and outline when whole form tasks and tests take place in each term.
  • Please note: some subjects are semesterised including History and Geography.
  • In some faculty and subject areas, there are only one or two common tasks and other additional tasks are set by the subject teacher for a specific class. Students will be notifed of these tasks in advance.