Curriculum (Years 11 and 12)

In Years 11 and 12 students are prepared for the NSW Higher School Certificate. A broad range of courses are offered and the curriculum has a clear university entrance.

Year 11 students are also able to complete the Cambridge 'A' level General Studies examinations. 

Stage 6: Years 11-12

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Authority requires students to study a minimum of 12 units of Year 11 (Preliminary Year) and 10 units in Year 12 (HSC Year). 

The English offered at PLC Sydney are English Advanced, Standard or Extension courses. English as a Second Language is also available for students whose first language is not English.

Other courses available are:

  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Economics
  • Food Technology
  • Geography
  • Languages – Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Latin
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics – all levels
  • Modern History
  • Music (Course 1 and 2)
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
  • Community and Family Studies
  • Physics
  • Studies of Religion
  • Textiles and Design
  • Visual Arts

We also run 3 one unit courses in Year 11 only.  They are:

  • Photography, Video and Digital Imaging
  • Computing Applications
  • Visual Design

In Year 12 we also offer Extension subjects in:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Music
  • All Languages