Elective Subject Information

Studying for the Higher School Certificate

The Higher School Certificate is the highest secondary educational award you can gain in New South Wales. It is an internationally recognised credential that provides a strong foundation for the future, whether you wish to pursue tertiary qualifications, vocational training or employment.

There are many Board Developed Courses available and also a large range of Board Endorsed Courses. Board Developed and Board Endorsed Courses within the Higher School Certificate curriculum are available in general education subjects.

Elective Subject Information

Elective Subject Information Booklet: 2018 Subject Selection (pdf 576 KB)

Subject Selection Evening Handout: Selection evening handout (pdf 467 KB)

The main purpose of this document is to provide an outline of subjects available at Caringbah High School for the Higher School Certificate and to assist you in the choice of subjects for study in Years 11 & 12.

This booklet is divided into two sections:

  • The first section contains general information about the award of the Higher School Certificate and the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank.
  • The second section provides a brief summary of each course that is offered at Caringbah High School. Each summary includes a course description/rationale and the main topics covered in both the Preliminary and HSC courses.

An invitation is extended to parents of Year 10 students to discuss the electives available. The elective subject information meeting usually takes place in June. See the school calendar for date and time.

General enquiries regarding organisation of subjects should be directed to the Year Adviser (Year 10) or one of our Deputy Principals. We can be contacted through the school office on 9524 3859.

Students' elective choices are to be completed on the separate coloured elective choice form and then handed in to the office.

Curriculum information (pdf 467 KB)

University Links 

As you start to think about where your passion may take you beyond school it may be good to look at what is on offer at this range of tertiary institutions.

Uni links & Open Days (pdf 192 KB)