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Years 11 - 12

Empowering Individual Paths: Personalised HSC Journey at Trinity

At Trinity, we understand that each student is unique, with individual interests, strengths, and aspirations. While our HSC results consistently reflect exceptional achievement and high university acceptance rates, we also recognise the importance of providing diverse opportunities for students to chart their own paths and reach their full potential.

The New South Wales Higher School Certificate (HSC) is a two-year course that sets the stage for future success. In Year 11, students embark on the Year 11 Course, laying a solid foundation for their HSC journey. This coursework seamlessly transitions into Year 12, where students delve deeper into their chosen subjects, preparing for post-school opportunities.

To cater to the diverse talents and passions of our students, we offer a wide variety of subjects in English, Mathematics, HSIE, Sciences, Creative and Performing Arts, Technology, and PDHPE (Personal Development, Health, and Physical Education). This extensive selection enables students to curate their own academic pathways, selecting subjects aligned with their interests and future goals.

Higher School Certificate (HSC) at Trinity Anglican College
Enhancing Access to TVET Pathways: Financial Support at Trinity
Navigating Your Path in Years 11 and 12: Subject Selection Guide

Higher School Certificate (HSC) at Trinity Anglican College

The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is the pinnacle of achievement during your school years. It represents the highest level of attainment and opens doors to future opportunities. At Trinity Anglican College, we offer a comprehensive HSC program designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for success.

The HSC journey spans two years, beginning in Year 11 with the Year 11 Course. In Year 12, students transition to the Higher School Certificate Course. While topics studied in Year 11 are not examinable in Year 12, they form the essential foundation for the HSC year, providing the groundwork for success.

To progress into the HSC year, students must satisfactorily complete the Year 11 courses. This entails following the courses developed or endorsed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), applying diligence and sustained effort to set tasks, and making a genuine attempt at assessment tasks that account for over 50% of the available school assessment marks.

Courses in the HSC have a unit value, with most courses being of 2-unit value and receiving a result out of 100. There are also limited 1-unit courses available, which receive a result out of 50.

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a significant consideration for students at the end of Year 12. An ATAR is a number between 0.00 and 99.95 that ranks students based on their academic achievement for university entry. The Universities Admission Centre (UAC) calculates the ATAR, reflecting a student's position relative to their peers. For more information about the ATAR, please refer to the UAC Website.

To be eligible for an ATAR in NSW, students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 10 units of HSC courses. This includes at least two units of English and three Board Developed courses of two units or greater, encompassing four subject areas. The ATAR calculation is based on the best two units of English and the best eight units from the remaining units.
It's important to note that an ATAR is not a requirement to receive an HSC. A non-ATAR program of study allows students to choose courses aligned with their individual pathways beyond school, without the necessity of HSC exams.

Year 11
In Year 11, students must study a minimum of 12 units, with the option of studying 13 units. Two units of English are compulsory, and while Mathematics is not mandatory, we strongly recommend considering a Mathematics course. Students are encouraged to select at least three two-unit courses from a minimum of four subject areas.

Year 12
In Year 12, most students will study 10 units, building upon the courses selected in Year 11. Two units of English remain compulsory, and students continue to select at least three two-unit courses from a minimum of four subject areas.

We are committed to guiding our students through the HSC journey, providing comprehensive support, and helping them unlock their full potential. At Trinity, we believe in empowering our students to achieve their goals and succeed in their future endeavours.

Enhancing Access to TVET Pathways: Financial Support at Trinity

Recognising the value of practical skills and real-world experiences, we have established partnerships with renowned institutions such as TAFE (Technical and Further Education) and other external providers. Through these collaborations, students can begin their professional journeys while completing their HSC. Many of these courses offer dual benefits, enabling students to earn HSC qualifications alongside industry accreditation as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

We understand that undertaking TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) courses can be a significant additional expense for families. However, we are committed to ensuring that financial considerations do not hinder our students' opportunities for personal and professional growth.

As an esteemed member of the NSW Association of Independent Schools (AIS), the College receives limited funding that helps mitigate the cost of TAFE courses for our students. In 2023, this funding will amount to $625 per student, a substantial contribution toward reducing the financial burden.

In addition to the AIS funding, we are delighted to announce that Trinity Anglican College will provide further financial support to our students. Effective from 2023, the College will fund 50% of the cost of each TAFE course, with a maximum financial assistance limit of $1,000 per student. This commitment demonstrates our dedication to fostering accessible pathways for our students, ensuring they can pursue their desired vocational qualifications without undue financial strain.

At Trinity, we believe in nurturing well-rounded individuals, equipping them not only with academic excellence but also with the practical skills and industry experience necessary for success in the ever-evolving job market. Our commitment to personalised learning ensures that every student can thrive, create their unique pathway, and unlock their full potential.

Join us at Trinity, where academic achievement meets individual aspirations, and students embark on a transformative HSC journey tailored to their dreams and aspirations.

Navigating Your Path in Years 11 and 12: Subject Selection Guide

Welcome to the exciting stage of academic growth known as Stage 6 at Trinity Anglican College. In Years 11 and 12, all the courses we offer are designed to be academically rigorous, empowering you to develop effective study habits, meet deadlines, solve problems, work independently, and collaborate with your peers and teachers who will be there to support you every step of the way.

To assist you in making informed decisions about your subjects, we have divided the Subject Selection Guide into three key areas: Consider, Explore, and Decide.

Step 1 - Consider

In this crucial step, we encourage you to consider courses that genuinely interest you. This is your opportunity to shape your study pattern around subjects that align with your passions and ignite your curiosity. Choosing subjects that you genuinely enjoy will increase your chances of success and fulfillment.
Consider courses that challenge you and inspire growth in your learning journey. We foster a resilient learning environment where you are encouraged to overcome challenges and actively engage in your own academic progress.
Maintain a realistic perspective when considering courses. Assess your abilities honestly and select subjects based on genuine interest and potential. Avoid making decisions solely based on peer influence or teacher preference. This is an individual choice rooted in self-reflection and personal aspirations.

Step 2 - Explore

Now it's time to explore the wide range of subjects available to you. Our comprehensive guide provides a summary of each subject, including course fees, topic areas, student suitability, and relevant career pathways. We highly recommend supplementing this guide with university materials, TAFE information, and guidance from our experienced career advisor and Heads of Department.

Step 3 - Decide

In the final step, it's time to make your decisions and select the subjects you wish to study. We advise considering multiple options to broaden your opportunities for future careers or further study beyond the HSC. By utilising the subject selection template, you can craft a personalized study pattern that aligns with your goals, ensuring you list your subjects in preferential order.

At Trinity, we are dedicated to providing a supportive and engaging learning environment for our students. Our Stage 6 curriculum empowers you to explore your passions, challenge yourself intellectually, and prepare for the exciting possibilities that lie ahead. Let this Subject Selection Guide be your roadmap as you embark on this transformative academic journey.