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Educational Opportunities

Stages 5 and 6

Stage 5 (Years 9 -10)

Students study English, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Health and Personal Development, History and Geography as required by the NSW Board of Studies and Biblical Studies. Classes are taught allowing for a variety of learning styles and ability levels in a cooperative, supportive learning environment.

In addition to core subjects, students in Years 9 and 10 (Stage 5) study elective subjects, as their interests and abilities begin to lead them in different directions. Electives are drawn from Creative Arts, Sports Science and Technology and Applied Studies.

All students have access to educational extension according to their particular interests and gifts. Students are entered into various competitions including English, Mathematics and Science competitions, creative writing and public speaking programs. The school offers enrichment opportunities in Creative Arts, with students regularly involved in performance and technical roles in Visual Arts, Music and Drama.

The Senior School ensures that students with particular learning needs are well supported, providing in-class assistance and withdrawal lessons, both in groups and individually. Homework club meets on a weekly basis to provide additional guidance and encouragement.

Stage 6 (Years 11 -12)

Students studying for the Higher School Certificate at Tyndale have a wide selection of subjects and courses from which to choose. Students may select an academic pathway of study, a vocational pathway, or a combination of subjects to allow for a variety of interests and capabilities. Many students enjoy combining study with a creative passion, in subjects such as Visual Arts, Drama and Music.

Many students at Tyndale choose to undertake a rigorous course of academic study. The school offers challenging Science and Humanities courses, and an increasing number of students are electing to study Extension Mathematics and English courses. Competitions in Creative Writing, Public Speaking, English, Mathematics and Science assist to encourage students to extend their skills in their chosen area.

For students eager to prepare for the workplace in the not too distant future, Tyndale provides many vocational options for study. The school has a fully equipped commercial kitchen, which opened in 2011 to allow for an expansion of the school’s VET Hospitality courses. A number of students choose to study Board Endorsed Courses at school. Other students elect to attend TAFE delivered VET courses or courses through private colleges, participate in Open High School or Saturday Languages School.