Courses

Penrith High School offers learning experiences that produce consistently outstanding results in the HSC. Over 90% of our students progress directly to university. We also offer a highly successful acceleration program, enrichment programs that enhance learning, a widely acclaimed creative and performing arts program, a strong environmental education program, a wide range of student leadership opportunities, an extensive co-curricular program, an environment of excellence, and our greatest strength - our students and staff.

Years 7-10

Penrith High School offers the following courses to Years 7-10 students.

Career Education
History
PD/Health/PE
Commerce
Industrial Technology (Metal)
Physical Education Studies
Computing Studies
Industrial Technology (Wood)
Science
Drama
Information Software Technology
Technical Drawing
Design & Technology
Italian
Textiles Technology
English
Japanese
Visual Arts
Food Technology
Mathematics
Geography
Music
Sport

Years 11 and 12

Penrith High School offers the following courses to students in Years 11 and 12.

Ancient History*
Engineering Studies
Modern History*
Aboriginal Studies
English*
Music*
Biology
Food Technology
PD/Health/PE
Business Studies
Geography
Physics
Community & Family Studies
Information Processes & Technology
Society and Culture
Chemistry
Italian*
Software Design & Development
Design & Technology
Japanese*
Studies in Religion I
Drama
Legal Studies
Visual Arts
Economics
Mathematics*

* Denotes subjects where extension courses are also available

Penrith High School also offers:

  • Accelerated classes in Mathematics;
  • University Distinction Courses in Philosophy; Cosmology; Comparative Literature;
  • VET courses through TAFE;
  • Board Endorsed Courses: Photography; Exploring Early Childhood; Sport, Lifestyle & Recreation.