This site has been designed to provide students and parents with information about the educational opportunities available at Caroline Chisholm College for students in Years 11 and 12, and the basics to understanding the HSC and requirements to attain an ATAR.
Via the menu on the left of this page you can access videos and information about the wide variety of courses offered at our college. This information will assist students and parents to make informed decisions about subject choices. These choices should be based on:
- a realistic assessment of skill and ability
- a desire to be challenged
- possible future career goals.
Students undertaking Preliminary and HSC courses must be prepared to make a genuine commitment to study and recognise that they will need to achieve an appropriate balance in their lives between study commitments, part-time work, family life, social life and leisure activities. Students, parents and teachers will work in partnership to assist every learner to make informed decisions about their learning and future pathways.
There are greater educational options available catering for the many needs and aspirations of students including traditional HSC courses, VET subjects and various Trainee and Apprenticeship opportunities. In making decisions regarding future educational pathways please consider very carefully all information provided to ensure that the best outcomes and successes can be achieved.
HSC study at our college is designed to stimulate students to maximise their learning potential and to prepare for their professional future. Therefore, the final two years require a serious dedication and commitment to learning.
The particular subjects that will be available for Year 11 students in 2017 will be based on the preferences of this group of students, and this will become evident when they return their Indication of Interest Forms. Therefore, it is important that students indicate the subjects they wish to study in order of preference on the form. Students can raise further questions with KLA Leaders of Learning and HSC teachers before the forms are submitted to clarify any queries.
Below is a timeline of important dates that you will need during the Subject Selection process:
31 May Year 11 (2017) Subject Information Evening
1-10 June KLA Q&A Lunchtime Sessions – see timetable issued
14 June Indication of Subject Interest Form Due to Homeroom Teachers
8 August Subject Interviews & Final Selection Form Submission – All day
Late Term 3 Confirmation Letter Issued
We wish you well in your decision making, encourage you to accept advice from a wide range of sources and to ask questions if unsure. We look forward to supporting you in bringing your dreams and aspirations to fruition.