curriculum (years 11 & 12)

In the Senior Years of 11 and 12, girls are prepared for the NSW Higher School Certificate.  A broad range of courses are offered and the curriculum has a clear university entrance.

Stage 6: Years 11-12

The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) requires students to study a minimum of 12 units in Year 11 (Preliminary Year) and 10 units in Year 12 (HSC Year). 

The courses offered at PLC Armidale are English Standard, Advanced or Extension courses. English as a Second Language is also available for students whose first language is not English.

Other courses available are:

  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Geography
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics – all levels
  • Modern History
  • Music (Course 1 and 2)
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
  • Physics
  • Visual Arts

We also support students who wish to pursue a subject not offered by the College, through our distance education model. This model involves enrolment through a distance education provider with face to face support from a teacher / mentor at the College. 

Individual students are able to study courses not offered within the timetable, such as Distance Education or TAFE courses. Subject offerings may change from year to year, depending on demand. Some HSC subjects are held at other schools in Armidale. Our students can also choose to study courses at TAFE or through Distance Education - these courses will incur an extra cost. Please note that PLC Armidale students must study the majority of their courses at PLC Armidale.

In Year 12 we also offer Extension subjects in:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Music

For more information, please contact:

Mr Trent Donaldson

Curriculum Coordinator

Tel: (+612) 6770 1700