Subject Acceleration

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Sydney High offers subject acceleration as an elective option for Year 10. Students in Year 9 who desire, qualify and are selected for subject acceleration will be offered that Preliminary (Year 11) level subject as an elective in Year 10. Students will still be required to take two other elective subjects as usual. Students will only be able to undertake one acceleration subject as an elective in Year 10.

High Potential and Gifted Education Policy, Department of Education

Is subject acceleration right for me/my son?

Students or parents interested in subject acceleration are advised to look at the policies below to find out more about gifted education provisions and guidelines for subject acceleration.

Subject Acceleration Support Package
Subject Acceleration Guidelines

The school holds an information evening for parents to provide information about how subject acceleration and the pros and cons of their sons being accelerated in a subject. The presentation documents from this evening are available on this page, below. For each subject offered for acceleration, a policy exists to monitor the progress of accelerated students. Students who are unable to attain the necessary level of achievement in an accelerated subject may be prevented from continuing in the subject.

 Subject Acceleration Presentation

For more detailed information on available subjects and requirements, refer to the Year 10 Subject Choices Handbook.

Individual Learning Plan

In order to undertake an accelerated subject, each student must complete an Individual Learning Plan. This document is a commitment statement that presents why the applicant student wants to study the accelerated subject, that they understand the aims and benefits of the Subject Acceleration programme and that they undertake to complete the work necessary for the Preliminary and HSC courses in their accelerated subject.

Individual Learning Plan Form