Denison College of Secondary Education

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Year 8 to 9

This is an exciting new phase in your child's school journey. As they move from Year 8 to Year 9, it's essential to understand what this stage means for their academic progress.  

Understanding the Record of Student Achievement (RoSA)

Your child's courses in Year 9 will contribute to their Record of Student Achievement (RoSA), which is issued by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). This record recognises your child's academic achievements as they progress through their schooling.  

Subject choice

Years 9 and 10 offer a wide range of subjects, allowing students to explore their interests, strengths, and future aspirations. Consider your child's options and help them make informed decisions about their academic pathway. 

Collaborative learning opportunities

Our college encourages collaborative learning through shared courses, where students from both campuses come together to learn in a supportive environment. This approach enriches learning experiences and fosters valuable skills for your child's future.

Supporting students' decisions

As your child selects subjects for Years 9 and 10, we encourage you to discuss your interests, strengths, and career aspirations with your parents. Their support and guidance are invaluable as you navigate this critical decision-making process. 

Our subject selection booklets

Download our Stage 5 subject selection booklets for detailed information on subject electives, curriculum structures, and academic support.

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