Teaching Learning

Years 11 and 12

Mercy College provides a broad range of courses for the Higher School Certificate.

Mercy students are expected to be motivated independent learners as they approach senior study in preparation for the Higher School Certificate Examinations and assessment requirements.

Following extensive discussion with students in Year 10, guidance is given in course selection that endeavours to reflect an individual student's interests and strengths whilst maximising options available for tertiary study.

Students must select a minimum of 12 units of study for the Preliminary Course in Year 11 and a minimum of 10 units in Year 12.

Mandatory courses for Years 11 and 12 are:

  • English (2 units)
  • Studies of Religion (1 or 2 units)

Grades for courses studied in Year 11 will appear on their Record of School Achievement (RoSA), which can be accessed by the student through their Board of Studies online account.

Mercy College endeavours to provide a broad range of course selection for the senior years. Each year approximately 40 different courses are studied for the Higher School Certificate Examinations, most of which are provided on site.

For special interest courses not offered at the College (eg Dance, Agriculture, Engineering and some languages) quality off site providers are sourced for which additional fees may apply.

Courses offered:

  • English (all levels)
  • Mathematics (all levels)
  • Studies of Religion (1 and 2 units)
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Ancient History
  • Modern History
  • History Extension
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Society and Culture
  • French
  • Italian
  • Visual Arts
  • Drama
  • Music (1 and 2)
  • Design and Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Textiles and Design
  • Community and Family Studies
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • TVET courses though TAFE
  • Individual Languages through the Open High School and Saturday School

Curriculum Information Booklet:
Year 11, 2017