Pattern of study for the Higher School Certificate

ACE 8005

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.