Years 11 and 12
Our motto for this stage is, “Right Subject, Right Level, Best Result”.
The motto for this critical stage of schooling was selected to highlight the importance of choosing subjects that allow each individual to shine and reach their own potential. Students are presented with many subject options (see below) and it is imperative that these subjects are meeting students’ interest for the present and perhaps building the foundations for future study plans. Each student is encouraged to select subjects at an appropriate level, by considering his/her own abilities and past performances in subjects studied in Stage 5. With these things taken to heart, each student should be able to achieve his/her best possible result in the HSC, which is the culmination of thirteen years of hard work and endeavour.
In Term 1 of Year 11, students are taken to the Crusaders campsite at Galston Gorge. This is a quiet place that is ideal for a study retreat. While on this camp, students are exposed to various study skills that will help prepare them for the HSC study program.
Year 11 students are required to study twelve preliminary level units. Besides the Board of Studies NSW compulsory subject (English), at William Carey all students must study two units (six periods per week) of Mathematics, two periods per week of Biblical Studies and two periods of either Sport or fundamentals of English.
HSC level subjects offered at WCCS include:
Dance, Drama, Entertainment (VET), Music and Visual Arts.
English Studies, Fundamentals of English, Standard English, Advanced English, English Extension One, English Extension Two (Year 12).
Ancient History, Business Studies, Economics, Geography, History Extension, Legal Studies and Modern History.
Italian Continuers. Other language courses are available to study through TAFE.
General Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension One, Mathematics Extension Two (Year 12).
Personal Development/Health/Physical Education and Sport/Lifestyle/Recreation.
Biology, Senior Science, Physics, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Studies.
Construction (VET), Hospitality (VET), Information Processes and Technology, Metal and Engineering Industry (VET), Software Design and Development, Textiles and Design, Food Technology, Engineering Studies and Industrial Technology.
Extra-curricular activities can still form a valuable part of a student’s life, allowing them to develop a range of other skills in musicals (for Year Eleven only), gala sport days and involvement with the World Vision Maphutseng team. Elections take place each year to pick a Student Leadership Council (SLC) which predominantly consists of senior students.