Senior School

Senior School

The College offers students many exciting experiences that continue to develop their academic, social and personal well-being during their senior years.

Students are given every opportunity to showcase their talents in a wide variety of contexts and to be academically successful. The learning environment of the college is built on quality relationships and academic care and allows students the freedom and security to grow and develop. These conditions are very much a part of St Mary's, an all girls Catholic school.


Subject Choices

St Mary's offers students many choices and opportunities to pursue subjects that they enjoy and can succeed in.

In senior college, students must select a Religion course and English. They are then free to choose subjects which make up a total of 12 units in Year 11, with the option of taking 10 units in Year 12.

Compulsory Courses

  • English (Standard, Advanced)
  • English Studies (non ATAR)
  • Studies of Religion (1 or 2)
  • Religion Catholic Studies (non ATAR)
  • and electives chosen from:

Board Developed Courses

  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Community and Family Studies
  • Dance
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • English Extension (1 & 2)
  • Economics
  • Food Technology
  • French (Beginners and Continuers)
  • Geography
  • History (Ancient, Modern, HSC Extension)
  • Indonesian (Beginners)
  • Industrial Technology (Multimedia Industries)
  • Italian (Beginners and Extension)
  • Information Processes and Technology
  • Italian (Continuers)
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics General (1 & 2)
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Extension (1 & 2)
  • Music (1, 2 and HSC Extension)
  • PDHPE
  • Physics
  • Senior Science
  • Society and Culture
  • Software Design and Development
  • Textiles and Design and Visual Arts

Vocational Education and Training Courses

  • Business Services (Administration)
  • Entertainment Industry and Hospitality (Operations)

Content Endorsed Courses

  • Exploring Early Childhood
  • Marine Studies
  • Photography
  • Video and Digital Imaging (1 & 2 Unit) and Sport
  • Lifestyle and Recreation