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Higher School Certificate course descriptions

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Board Developed Courses for the Higher School Certificate

English

  • English (Standard)
  • English (Advanced)
  • Preliminary English Extension
  • HSC English Extension 1
  • HSC English Extension 2
  • English as a Second Language
  • Fundamentals of English

Mathematics

  • Mathematics General
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Extension 2

Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Physics
  • Senior Science

HSIE (Human Society and its Environment)

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • HSC History Extension
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Society and Culture
  • Studies of Religion I
  • Studies of Religion II

PDHPE

  • Community and Family Studies
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Creative Arts

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music 1
  • Music 2
  • HSC Music Extension
  • Visual Arts

Technology

  • Agriculture
  • Design and Technology
  • Engineering Studies
  • Food Technology
  • Industrial Technology
  • Information Processes and Technology
  • Software Design and Development
  • Textiles and Design

Languages

  • Languages Background Speakers courses
  • Languages Beginners courses
  • Languages Continuers courses
  • Languages Extension courses
  • Heritage Language courses

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

  • Industry Curriculum Frameworks
  • Board Endorsed Courses

Life Skills Courses

  • Community and Family Studies Life Skills
  • Creative Arts Life Skills
    • Creative Arts Life Skills
    • Dance Life Skills
    • Drama Life Skills
    • Music Life Skills
    • Visual Arts Life Skills
  • English Life Skills
  • Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) Life Skills (from 2013 HSC)
    • HSIE Life Skills
    • Aboriginal Studies Life Skills
    • Business and Economics Life Skills
    • Citizenship and Legal Studies Life Skills
    • Geography Life Skills
    • History Life Skills
    • Modern History Life Skills
    • Society and Culture Life Skills
    • Studies of Religion Life Skills (including Studies of Religion I Life Skills and Studies of Religion II Life Skills)
  • Mathematics Life Skills
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Life Skills
  • Science Life Skills
  • Technology Life Skills
    • Technology Life Skills
    • Agriculture Life Skills
    • Design and Technology Life Skills
    • Food Technology Life Skills
    • Industrial Technology Life Skills
    • Information Processes and Technology Life Skills
    • Textiles and Design Life Skills
  • Work and the Community Life Skills

Board Endorsed Courses

Content Endorsed Courses

  • English Studies
  • Ceramics
  • Computing Applications
  • Exploring Early Childhood
  • Marine Studies
  • Photography, Video and Digital Imaging
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies
  • Visual Design
  • Work Studies
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