Secondary

Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College - Fletcher, Newcastle, Williamtown

Because education is a gift for life

Our Secondary School education program builds on the foundation of the academic programs offered in Primary School.

Bishop Tyrrell consistently produces graduates of outstanding character who aspire to make a positive difference in the world. A Bishop Tyrrell education is a gift for life — an education that empowers students to learn for life, lead for life and serve for life.

Our graduates will be lifelong learners who possess a strong sense of self. They:

  • Maintain excellence in all undertakings.
  • Are principled, caring and compassionate.
  • Appreciate that effort is a prerequisite to achievement.
  • Will be adaptable, active citizens who are well-equipped to make a positive contribution to the world.

The College’s Secondary education program aims to prepare students for entry to university, TAFE or the workplace and is tailored to meet the needs and ambitions of each student.

Hours

8.35am to 3.10pm

Curriculum

Years 7 to 10

Students study core learning areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Human Society and Its Environment (History and Geography), PDHPE and Religion.

Year 8

In addition to the core learning areas, students study Music, Visual Arts, Design and Technology.

Years 9 and 10

In addition to the core learning areas, students choose electives from the following choices:

  • Commerce
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • Information Software Technology
  • Music
  • Physical Activity and Sports Studies
  • Textiles
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Design

Years 11 and 12

Student undertake a comprehensive range of Tertiary Entrance and Vocational Education and Training courses, including:

  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Community and Family Studies
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Engineering Studies
  • Exploring Early Childhood
  • English
  • English Extension
  • Geography
  • Hospitality
  • Information Processes and Technology
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Extension
  • Modern History
  • History Extension
  • Music
  • PDHPE
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Studies of Religion
  • Visual Arts

For more information on our education program, please read our Parent Handbook.