Higher School Certificate (HSC)
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.
Courses of study may vary year to year.
|Year 11||Year 12||Year 12 Extension|
|English Extension 1||English Extension 1||Extension 2|
|English Advanced||English Advanced|
|English Standard||English Standard|
|English as a Second Language||English as a Second Language|
|Studies of Religion II||Studies of Religion II|
|Studies of Religion I||Studies of Religion I|
|Mathematics Extension||Mathematics Extension 1||Extension 2|
|General Mathematics||General Mathematics|
|Software Design & Development||Software Design & Development|
|Design & Technology||Design & Technology|
|Food Technology||Food Technology|
|Textiles & Design||Textiles & Design|
|Ancient History||Ancient History||Extension|
|Modern History||Modern History||Extension|
|Business Studies||Business Studies|
|French Continuers||French Continuers||Extension|
|Japanese Continuers||Japanese Continuers||Extension|
|Japanese Beginners||Japanese Beginners|
|Visual Arts||Visual Arts|
|Music 2||Music 2||Extension|
|Music 1||Music 1|
For more information: www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/hsc