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

The Elective Subject Booklet (pdf 492 KB) provides 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 information will:

  • contain general information about the award of the Higher School Certificate and the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank.
  • provide 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 according to instructions provided by the school.

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)