Marcellin College Randwick

Aeterna Non Caduca | The Eternal Not The Transitory


CLICK HERE FOR 2021 YEAR 9 AND YEAR 11: MCR Subject Selection Website

Year 11 2021 Year 11 2021 Subject Selection Handbook 

Year 9 2021 Year 9 2021 Subject Information Handbook


Today's school curriculum is very dynamic. As such, Marcellin College's subject choices vary depending on student choices, the availability of resources, and student needs.


Years 7-8

Students in Stage 4 are engaged in the compulsory subjects of:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • World History and Geography
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Design &Technology
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education (PDHPE) 
  • Students in Year 8 study Italian

During Year 8, students are asked to choose three elective subjects for Stage 5. These electives provide opportunities for the boys to excel in areas which suit their talents, interests and abilities.


Years 9-10

In Stage 5 all students study:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Australian History and Geography
  • Students in Year 9 also study three elective subjects, one of which is continued into Year 10.


Electives on offer:

  • Commerce
  • Drama
  • History
  • Geography
  • Information Software & Technology
  • Industrial Technology (Timber)
  • Graphics Technology
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Design
  • Italian
  • Food Technology
  • Design & Technology
  • and Physical Activity & Sports Studies

During Year 10, students go through a comprehensive process of discernment to choose their subjects for Stage 6. This process involves an Information Evening, Parent/Teacher Interviews and Subject Information Talks to students.


Years 11-12

In Stage 6, Marcellin College students choose from courses that are approved by the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching & Educational Standards, (BOSTES). The Year 11 students sit Preliminary Courses in preparation for the Higher School Certificate in Year 12.

Currently, all students in Years 11 and 12 must study a Religion course (Catholic Studies or Studies of Religion) and English (Studies, Standard or Advanced) Students are strongly recommended to choose a Mathematics course (General Mathematics, Mathematics), as well as select from a wide range of courses including:

  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Senior Science
  • Legal Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Modern History
  • Ancient History
  • Business Studies
  • Industrial Technology
  • Design and Technology
  • Information Processes and Technology
  • Software Design and Development
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Drama
  • and vocational courses (Construction and Hospitality)

Students may also select 1 Unit Courses in Year 11 only, including Marine Studies, Photography, and Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation.


The Marcellin Graduate

They arrive as young boys dependent very much on their parents and their teachers; they depart as adults in the eyes of the law. Young men - citizens of the world. There is an impression that the Marcellin boy is cocooned on the eastern side of Anzac Parade. The challenge for him is that he sees beyond that into the broader world. He is a global citizen. He is called to reach out to others, to let go of any preoccupation with self. His destiny is, as
St Marcellin Champagnat foretold, to be a good Christian and good citizen.