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Compressed Success Evening
September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
LOOKING FOR A NEW WAY TO SIT THE HSC?
Parkes Christian School is holding an information session on their different model of sitting the HSC – Compressed Curriculum – this Wednesday in the school hall from 6pm.
Our Senior Students undertake the “Compressed Curriculum” model which means students complete three HSC subjects per year across each of the two years of their senior studies.
The Compressed Curriculum model has shown that students have less pressure on them for their exams and assessment tasks, plus we have seen evidence over the past three years of improved academic results.
Specifically a “compressed curriculum” means that students study three HSC subjects in Year 11 and sit the HSC exams at the end of the year, and then study the remaining three HSC subjects in Year 12. This means our Year 11 and 12 students are combined together in class, allowing for a larger range of subjects.
Our teachers are able to deliver double the courses because they teach one course per year – effectively doubling the number of courses we can offer to students.
As we undertake the Compressed Curriculum model, the academic year for the whole high school starts Term 4, Week 6, and new students are encouraged to begin at that time.
We encourage anyone who would like a less stressful HSC experience for their child, while also having more opportunities across a wider range of subjects, to come along to the information session this Wednesday night.