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Academic Curriculum

Changes to rules for selecting HSC Science subjects

Science students

The NSW Education Standards Board (NESA) has determined new rules about science subject combinations for the HSC involving the new science subject of Investigating Science, which replaced the subject of Senior Science. Under the previous rules students were not allowed to study Senior Science with another science subject. Under the new rules students are allowed to study Investigating Science with other science subjects.

The pattern and pathways of study requirements for Stage 6 Science courses were amended in May 2017.

From 2018 students will continue to be able to study six units of Science in Year 11 and for the 2019 HSC exam students can study up to seven units of Science in Year 12. This change was to allow for the study of Science Extension – a new one unit Year 12 course which will be examined for the first time as part of the 2019 HSC.

You can read more about the changes HERE.