General Information
The Higher School Certificate recognises thirteen years of schooling. In the interests of greater career choices and increased opportunities at university and TAFE, it offers a full range of study areas matching individual abilities, interests and goals.

The College provides many courses which meet the needs of each student, extension courses enable students to undertake more in-depth study in areas of special interest, and Vocational Education and Training courses count towards the HSC and also lead to qualifications recognised across a range of industries. Students must study at least two units of English to be eligible to received the HSC and at least one unit of Religious Education. This is a College requirement. Life Skills courses for students with special needs may also be offered.

Year 11
The Preliminary HSC course is completed in Year 11 (120 hours). The Preliminary Course involves assessment work but these assessments do not count towards the HSC mark.

Study Lines - Year 11, 2017

Line 1 2 unit

English Advanced

English Standard

Line 2 2 unit

Mathematics - 2 unit

Mathematics General

Business Studies


Mathematics - 2 Unit (HSC accelerants)

Line 3 2 unit

Mathematics General


Design & Technology

Information, Processes & Technology

Legal Studies

Modern History


Textiles & Design

Line 4 2 unit


Business Studies

Construction (VET)

Earth & Environmental Science

Hospitality (VET)

Music 1


Society & Culture

Line 5 2 unit

Ancient History


Design & Technology


Industrial Technology - Multimedia

Industrial Technology - Timber


Visual Arts

Line 6 1 or 2 unit
(must study a total of 2 units)

Studies of Religion (2 unit)

Studies of Religion (1 unit)

English Extension 1 (1 unit)

English Fundamentals 1 (1 unit)

Mathematics Extension 1 (1 unit)

Sports Lifestyle & Recreation (1 unit)

The following subjects are studied off line

  • TAFE subjects
  • Studies of Religion 1 unit

To find out more about each of the courses offered at the College please visit the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW