"My Choice"

Stage 5 Subjects and Electives

Welcome Year 9 students and families to our "MY choice" Stage 5 Electives page.


Year 9 provides students with their first opportunity to choose subjects. This allows students to follow their interests and begin to consider what their career pathway may require. Stage 5 also sees the commencement of external reporting which is linked to the Record of School Achievement (ROSA). Students will also be working on more formal assessment tasks.


Students are developing more independence in their decision making. These years also have the potential for a less academic focus as students become increasingly focused on social activities.


You will be able to find our range of Stage 5 elective subjects with information on each one to help inform your decisions for Year 9 and 10. Students are encouraged to choose subjects that they are good at and that they like - as they will spend a significant part of the next two years learning and completing work for them.


We will be publishing the SUBJECT LINES in Week 8 of this term for Year 8 students to make their choices from each of the 2 lines on offer.

Below are some key contacts if you have any questions. Subject teachers will answer specific questions about their subject. See each specific subject for contact information.

We are here to support you and guide you as you continue your education here at Central Coast Adventist School. All the best with your decisions!

Key Contacts

Elective Subjects

What is the Record of School Achievement (RoSA)?
  • A credential replacing the School Certificate
  • Awarded to students who leave school after completing Stage 5 but before completing the HSC
  • Shows a student’s achievements up until they leave school (A-E grades)
  • Determined by school-based assessments
  • Optional reporting of extracurricular achievements
Who gets a Record of School Achievement?
  • Students who are eligible and leave school before receiving the HSC (completion of Year 10 or 11)
  • A student receiving the HSC can also request a copy of their Record of School Achievement
  • Students in Year 11 or 12 not leaving school can access a transcript to use when seeking casual work (not an official credential)

Reporting Measures
  • Grades will not be shown for partial completion of Year 10 or 11 courses

For students who leave before completing the full Preliminary or HSC course, their document will show the:

  • courses they have attempted
  • date of leaving school

Record of School Achievement Structure

Core subjects for Year 9 and 10 - 200 hours in total

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Geography / History
  • Bible

Elective Subjects – 100 hours per year

  • Commerce
  • Drama
  • French
  • Food Technology
  • Industrial Technology - Engineering
  • Industrial Technology – Multimedia
  • Industrial Technology – Timber
  • Music
  • Textiles Technology
  • Visual Arts

Elective Subjects - Preference is for students to choose a subject for both Year 9 & 10

It is possible to change subjects from Year 9 to Year 10.

  • Not ideal but courses are structured so it is possible
  • Students continuing - benefit of prior year
  • Assumed knowledge

RoSA Grades

  • Made up of assessment from Year 9 and 10
  • Grade for subject covered in Year 9 & 10
  • Grade for subject only in Year 9 and Grade for subject in Year 10 only

Consistent effort over both years is important.

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)

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