Nagle College is proud to offer our students a broad range of subjects and courses that cater to the diverse interests and needs of our students.

Drawing from the Australian curriculum, students are building their capabilities in the areas of literacy, numeracy, ICT, critical and creative thinking, personal and social capability, ethical understanding and intercultural understanding. (ACARA - General Capabilities).

Nagle College learning spaces are happy places. Our teachers are committed to delivering high quality contemporary learning and to fostering a love of this learning so that our students have the capacity to learn throughout their lives. All curriculum is underpinned by appropriate contemporary resources and technology.

Subjects on Offer

Junior Curriculum (Years 7 to 10)


Subjects studied by students in Years 7 and 8 are mandated by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

In Stage 4, students are required to study 100 hours of a language other than English. In Year 8, students at Nagle College have the opportunity to study either French or Japanese.

The following subjects studied by students in Years 9 and 10 are mandated by the NSW Education Standards (NESA) for study in Years 9 and 10.

At Nagle College all students study Religious Education in Years 9 and 10.

Core Subjects

  • Australian Geography/Australian History 
  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics (with an Accelerated Stream from 2017)
  • Science
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

In addition, students choose two elective courses which they study in Years 9 and 10.


  • Agricultural Technology
  • Commerce
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Design and Technology
  • History Elective
  • Food Technology
  • Information and Software Technology
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Music
  • Physical Activity and Sports Studies
  • Photographic and Digital Media
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths)
  • Textiles Technology
  • Visual Arts

Students selecting elective subjects should refer to the Year 9 Course Booklet for 2020 and the Year 10 Course Booklet for 2020.

**From year to year additional electives may be offered depending on demand and staffing.


Senior Curriculum (Years 11 and 12)


Students in Years 11 and 12 are required to study a Religious Education course and at least two units of English. Students then select other courses to create a programme of study equivalent to 13 units in Year 11.

Students should refer to the 2020 Year 11 Course Booklet when determining their courses for Year 11.

Religious Education

  • Studies of Religion I
  • Studies of Religion II
  • Catholic Studies


  • English Standard
  • English Advanced
  • English Extension 1
  • English Extension 2 (HSC only)
  • Fundamentals of English
  • English Studies


  • Mathematics General 2
  • Mathematics General 1 (HSC only
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Extension 2


  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Creative and Performing Arts

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music 1
  • Music 2
  • Visual Arts

Human Society and Its Environment

  • Ancient History
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History Extension (HSC only)
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Society and Culture
  • Work Studies

Languages Other Than English

  • French Beginners
  • French Continuers
  • Japanese Beginners
  • Japanese Continuers

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

  • Community and Family Studies
  • Exploring Early Childhood
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education


  • Agriculture
  • Design and Technology
  • Engineering Studies
  • Food Technology
  • Information Processes and Technology
  • Textiles and Design

VET Curriculum Frameworks

  • Business Services
  • Hospitality