The HSC structure

The HSC is an internationally recognised qualification, awarded to students who have successfully completed secondary education in New South Wales. It offers a highly flexible and accessible structure, with a wide variety of subjects to choose from.

St Catherine’s offers up to 40 courses in the HSC year. We aim to offer a wide variety of subjects to enable our students to investigate their passions, challenge themselves and achieve their best.

Preparing and managing

All students at St Catherine’s study Board Developed Courses, which are set and externally examined by NESA.

The range is extensive, giving students greater flexibility in what they can choose – and what suits their individual interests and skillsets. It includes but is not limited to: English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Business Studies, PDHPE, Languages and Design and Technology.

At their completion, these courses can contribute to the calculation of an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

Students have all the support they need through their final senior years, as they determine their choice of subjects and how to manage their time and effort effectively.

Each student is paired with an academic mentor for the duration of their senior years, to offer individualised support and guidance.

Our holistic Academic Care program also helps ensure that students maintain a sense of balance, and remain positive through their senior years of study.

Our incredible results

Although we are an academically non-selective school, our results are consistently outstanding. Our supportive and active learning environment encourages students to do their best and challenge themselves to achieve achieve remarkable results.

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Open Mornings

Our Open Mornings allow you to experience the magic of life at St Catherine’s for yourself and discover why we’re the right school for your family.

Open Mornings :

  • Wednesday 6 March 2024
  • Thursday 22 August 2024
Applications for senior school are currently closed for 2024, 2025 and 2026 – except for boarding and 2026 scholarships.

All at St Catherine’s School acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal people, the traditional custodians of the lands on which the school sits, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present.

We extend this respect to the continuation of the cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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