Higher School Certificate (HSC)


Preparation for further study and work
 
The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is an internationally respected credential, run by the NSW Board of Studies. With a view to engage and excite students in their learning, staff at St Andrew’s are carefully selected and highly-equipped to manage the range of learning abilities the school caters for. The curriculum seeks to tailor to the learning specialties of all students and abilities, enabling them to hone in on strength areas. With this in mind, teachers integrate value-adding elements into their lessons: technology, excursions throughout CBD learning centres and beyond and innovative approaches that go beyond ‘talk and chalk’ teaching. 
 
Excellent teaching
 
We offer students a broad range of specialist staff members and small-scale tutoring support networks, as well as on-campus study halls throughout the entire HSC process:  from subject selection, to major work drafting, to the final external exams. 
 
A broad range of subject options
 
Subject selection at St Andrew’s is extremely broad, reflecting the cosmopolitan interests of our student community. English is a mandatory subject, at Advanced, Standard or English as a Second Language level. All students also study Christian Development. Some vocational courses are offered as part of the curriculum to provide for the needs of students who do not wish to undertake tertiary study, or who have specific interests they wish to pursue.  
 
Courses on offer include:
 
Ancient History
Biology
Business Studies
Chemistry
Design and Technology
Drama
Earth and Environmental Science
Economics
English Standard
English Advanced
English as a Second Language
English Extension 1
English Extension 2 
French Continuers
General Mathematics
Geography
German Continuers
History Extension
Japanese Continuers
Legal Studies
Mathematics Extension 1
Mathematics Extension 2
Modern History
Music (1, 2 and Extension)
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Physics
Society and Culture
Senior Science
Software Design and Development
Studies of Religion II
TAFE Delivered Vocational Education Courses
Textiles and Design
Visual Arts
 
 
NB: Some smaller-enrolment subjects can fluctuate from year to year depending on the number of students who indicate interest. 
 

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