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Years 11 & 12 (Stage 6)

Students are expected to be motivated independent learners as they approach senior study in preparation for the Higher School Certificate Examinations and assessment requirements.

Following extensive discussion with students in Year 10, guidance is given in course selection that endeavours to reflect an individual student’s interests and strengths whilst maximising options available for tertiary study.

Students must select a minimum of 12 units of study for the Preliminary Course in Year 11 and a minimum of 10 units in Year 12.

Grades for courses studied in Year 11 will appear on their Record of School Achievement (RoSA), which can be accessed by the student through their NESA online account.

Mercy Catholic College endeavours to provide a broad range of course selection for the senior years. Each year approximately 40 different courses are studied for the Higher School Certificate Examinations, most of which are provided on site.

For special interest courses not offered at the College (eg Dance, Agriculture, Engineering and some languages) quality off-site providers are sourced for which additional fees may apply.

Mandatory courses:

  • English (2 units)
  • Studies of Religion (1 or 2 units)

Courses offered:

  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Community and Family Studies
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English (all levels)
  • Food Technology
  • French
  • Geography
  • History Extension
  • Italian
  • Individual Languages through the NSW School of Languages.
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics (all levels)
  • Modern History
  • Music (1 and 2)
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Society and Culture
  • Special interest courses through online delivery.
  • Studies of Religion (1 and 2 units)
  • Textiles and Design
  • TVET courses though TAFE
  • Visual Arts