Pattern of study for the Higher School Certificate
Last Updated: 12 December 2011
To qualify for the Higher School Certificate students must satisfactorily complete a Preliminary pattern of study comprising at least 12 units and an HSC pattern of study comprising at least 10 units. Both patterns must include:
- at least six units from Board Developed Courses;
- at least two units of a Board Developed Course in English (English Studies Content Endorsed Course satisfies the pattern of study English requirement);
- at least three courses of two units value or greater (either Board Developed or Board Endorsed Courses); and
- at least four subjects.
To satisfy pattern of study requirements for the Higher School Certificate a student may count a maximum of six units from courses in Science in each study pattern.