Australia’s secondary schools follow to a national curriculum framework, which is progressively developed and implemented in schools to set high national standards in English, mathematics, science, history, languages, geography, the arts, health and physical education, information and communication technology, civics and citizenship, economics and business.
The final years of secondary school have a different name in different states. For instance, name of Year 12 qualification in NSW is Higher School Certificate (HSC) whereas in Queensland it is called Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
HSC is the highest award in secondary education in New South Wales in Australia. To get HSC certificate, students must complete till Year 12, satisfy HSC course requirements and sit for the state-wide HSC examinations at the end of Year 12, together with approximately 75,000 Year 12 students in NSW
Class structure, areas of specialisation and even the elective subjects may vary between different secondary schools. It is highly recommended that you do your research which school focuses on specific extracurricular activities that may be suitable for your children.
In many countries around the world High Schools students are required to study at least 10 subjects which unnecessarily create huge pressure on the students and often many students give up as it is too much pressure and as a result they lose interest. Many students tend not to grasp the concept of each of the subject matters instead they try to find ways to compete the subjects. Therefore, these studies do not help much when they go for higher studies and they tend to struggle.
Whereas Studies in Australia particularly at private Schools and College offer only 5 or 6 subjects which are quite manageable and motivating as students can spend enough time on each of the subjects to comprehend and enjoy the student life. If the student enjoys student life they would most likely continue their studies and be successful.
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