Senior School (Years 11-12)

In Years 11 and 12 students are prepared for the NSW Higher School Certificate. A broad range of courses are offered and the curriculum has a clear path to university entrance. The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) requires students to study a minimum of 12 units in Year 11 and 10 units in Year 12. 

Senior School (Years 11-12)

Senior Schooling consists of the Stage 6 Curriculum studied during Years 11 and 12. All students must study at least four different subjects totalling a minimum of 12 Units in Year 11 and 10 Units in Year 12 including 2 units of English. The English courses offered at Fort Street are Advanced or Extension courses.

Curriculum choice patterns are formulated from student needs. A small number of students negotiate acceleration in one or more subjects. Students have accelerated in Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, French, Music & Mathematics.

Subjects are chosen from:

  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese in Context
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Engineering Studies
  • English Extension 1
  • French Continuers
  • German Continuers
  • Geography
  • Hospitality
  • Japanese Continuers
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Modern History
  • Music 2
  • Photography (1 Unit) *
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Philosophy (1 Unit) *
  • Physics
  • Software Design and Development
  • Studies of Religion (1 Unit) *
  • Visual Arts

* Year 11 only

 

  • HSC Extension Courses (Year 12 only)

  • History
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • French
  • German
  • Music
  • Mathematics Extension 2
  • English Extension 2