Higher School Certificate (HSC)

HSC, MLC School

The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is the highest educational award in New South Wales schools. It is awarded to students who successfully complete Year 11 and Year 12 in New South Wales. The HSC is an internationally recognised credential that provides a foundation for students entering tertiary study, vocational training or employment.

MLC School has one of the largest selections of HSC courses on offer in a school in New South Wales. This, combined with our very high achievement in such a wide range of courses, is why we are ranked so highly in the top schools in New South Wales and the top school in the Inner West, Sydney.

HSC Options at MLC School

The increasing range of options available for the completion of the HSC has MLC School offer students Pathways, Acceleration and Vocational Education and Training (VET) Courses as options to complete their high school qualification.

Each year some MLC School students in Year 11 and Year 12 select the Pathways option of extending their HSC by more than two years to accommodate their demanding commitments in extra curricula activities or to provide, in special circumstances, flexible program delivery over a longer period of time.

Acceleration is available for those very capable students who sit an HSC course in conjunction with Preliminary courses in Year 10 or Year 11.

NSW Higher School Certificate Courses available at MLC School

Courses of study may vary year to year.

Year 11Year 12Year 12 Extension
English Extension 1English Extension 1Extension 2
English AdvancedEnglish Advanced 
English StandardEnglish Standard 
English as a Second LanguageEnglish as a Second Language 
English Fundamentals  
Studies of Religion IIStudies of Religion II 
Studies of Religion IStudies of Religion I 
Mathematics ExtensionMathematics Extension 1Extension 2
MathematicsMathematics 
General MathematicsGeneral Mathematics 
BiologyBiology 
ChemistryChemistry 
PhysicsPhysics 
Software Design & DevelopmentSoftware Design & Development 
Design & TechnologyDesign & Technology 
Food TechnologyFood Technology 
Textiles & DesignTextiles & Design 
Ancient HistoryAncient HistoryExtension
Modern HistoryModern HistoryExtension
Business StudiesBusiness Studies 
EconomicsEconomics 
GeographyGeography 
French ContinuersFrench ContinuersExtension
Japanese ContinuersJapanese ContinuersExtension
Japanese BeginnersJapanese Beginners 
LatinLatin Continuers 
Visual ArtsVisual Arts 
Dance  
DramaDrama 
PDHPEPDHPE 
Music 2Music 2Extension
Music 1Music 1 
Photography  

For more information: www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/hsc