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Years 11 to 12

Preparing for the Higher School Certificate

St Johns Park High School is ranked as the 6th highest school in New South Wales for student growth

For our HSC achievements see our results

View more inofrmation on Careers and Student Pathways

Year 11 and 12 students follow a curriculum that is determined by the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA). NESA required students to study a minimum of 12 units in Year 11 and 10 units in Year 12. Further information can be found on the NESA Website.

Students wishing for further information regarding updates to HSC courses due to the COVID-19 Crisis are encouraged to view the information on the NESA Website. 

For information on Assessment and new updates as of January 2022 see:

Preliminary Assessment Booklet 2023

HSC Assessment Booklet 2023

2 Unit Category A subjects

Selecting these subjects entitles a student to receive an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).


  • Drama
  • English Advanced
  • English as an Additional Language/Dialect
  • English Standard


  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Standard


  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Investigating Science
  • Physics

Human Society and Its Environment

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Society and Culture

Technology and Applied Sciences

  • Agriculture
  • Design and Technology
  • Engineering Studies
  • Food Technology
  • Industrial Technology - Timber products and furniture technologies
  • Information, Processes and Technology
  • Software Design and Development
  • Textiles and Design

Personal Development Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)

  • Community and Family Studies

Creative and Performing Arts

  • Industrial Technology - Multimedia technologies
  • Music 1
  • Visual Arts


  • Italian Beginners
  • Italian Continuers  

2 Unit Category B Subjects  

Selecting 2 or more of these subjects will award students with a Higher School Certificate (HSC).  


  • English Studies

Human Society and Its Environment

  • Business Services (VET)
  • Retail Services (VET)

Technology and Applied Sciences

  • Construction (VET)
  • Hospitality - Food and beverage (VET)
  • Hospitality - Kitchen Operations and Cookery (VET)
  • Information and Digital Technology (VET)
  • Metal and Engineering (VET)

2 Unit Content Endorsed Courses

  • Sports Lifestyle and Recreation Studies
  • Photography, Video and Digital Imaging
  • Ceramics
  • Visual Design
  • Exploring Early Childhood
  • Work Studies 

1 Unit Courses

Year 11 

  • English Extension
  • Mathematics Extension I
  • Sports Lifestyle and Recreation Studies (CEC)
  • Visual Design (CEC)
  • Ceramics (CEC)
  • Exploring Early Childhood (CEC)
  • Studies of Religion

Year 12

  • English Extension
  • Mathematics Extension
  • Science Extension
  • History Extension
  • Sports Lifestyle and Recreation Studies (CEC)
  • Exploring Early Childhood (CEC)

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

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Special Education and Life Skills Courses

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