Support Structures

The following structures support our Curriculum at Xavier High School

  • Lesson cycle is 10 days
  • Teaching 5 periods per day
  • Each period is 60 minutes in length
  • Alternative timetable on Tuesdays which encompasses 5 shorter teaching periods and an alternative session for student learning
  • @ Xavier encompasses HSIE, RE and ENGLISH teaching in teams in Stage 4

Stage Four Pattern of Study

Year 7
Operates on a fortnightly cycle
Year 8
Operates on a fortnightly cycle
  • English 7 periods per cycle
  • Maths 7 periods per cycle
  • Science 6 periods per cycle
  • HSIE 6 periods per cycle
  • Religion 6 periods per cycle
  • CAPA 6 (Music – Semester One and Art – Semester Two) periods per cycle
  • PDHPE 4 periods per cycle
  • Technology 6 periods per cycle
  • SIM 2 periods per cycle
  • English 6 periods per cycle
  • Maths 6 periods per cycle
  • Science 6 periods per cycle
  • HSIE 6 periods per cycle
  • Religion 4 periods per cycle
  • CAPA (Music – Semester One and Art – Semester Two) 5 periods per cycle
  • PDHPE 5 periods per cycle
  • Technology 5 periods per cycle
  • LOTE French 5 periods per cycle
  • SIM 2 periods per cycle

Homework expectations:
NO Homework Term 11–1.5 hours per night Term 2–4 (inclusive of assessment task research and preparation)

Homework expectations:
1–1.5 hours per night Term 1–4 (inclusive of assessment task research and preparation)

Students can expect one Common Assessment task per subject per term

Students can expect one Common Assessment task per subject per term

Stage Five Pattern of Study

Year 9
Operates on a fortnightly cycle
Year 10
Operates on a fortnightly cycle
  • English 8 periods per cycle
  • Maths 6 periods per cycle
  • Science 6 periods per cycle
  • HSIE 6 periods per cycle
  • Religion 4 periods per cycle
  • Elective A 6 periods per cycle
  • Elective B 6 periods per cycle
  • PDHPE 4 periods per cycle
  • Rite Journey 4 periods per cycle
  • English 6 periods per cycle
  • Maths8 periods per cycle
  • Science 6 periods per cycle
  • HSIE 6 periods per cycle
  • Religion 4 periods per cycle
  • Elective A 6 periods per cycle
  • Elective B 6 periods per cycle
  • PDHPE 4 periods per cycle
  • Community Service/Duke of Ed 4 periods per cycle

Homework expectations:
1.5–2 hours per night Term 1–4 (inclusive of assessment task research and preparation)

Homework expectations:
1–1.5 hours per night Term 1–4 (inclusive of assessment task research and preparation)

Students can expect one Common Assessment task per subject per term

Students can expect one Common Assessment task per subject per term

Stage Six Pattern of Study

Year 11 Preliminary Course
Operates on a fortnightly cycle
Year 12 HSC Course
Operates on a fortnightly cycle

Compulsory subjects:

  • English 8 periods per cycle
  • Religion 4–8 periods per cycle

Students must be enrolled in and complete a minimum of 12 units of study in the Preliminary course — made up of Board Developed or Board endorsed subjects.

Compulsory subjects:

  • English 8 periods per cycle
  • Religion 4–8 periods per cycle

Students must be enrolled in and complete a minimum 10 units of study in the Preliminary course — made up of Board Developed or Board endorsed subjects.

Homework expectations:
(15–20 hours a week) 2-2.5 hours per night Term 1–4 (inclusive of assessment task research and preparation)

Homework expectations:
1–1.5 hours per night Term 1–4 (inclusive of assessment task research and preparation)

Students are to complete no more than three formal assessment tasks per subject across a course

Students are to complete no more than four formal assessment tasks per subject across a course