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Years 11 & 12

NEW: Senior Assessment Handbook 2017 can be downloaded here

The senior curriculum of Patrician Brothers' College provides every boy with the opportunity to develop his full potential. With the majority of students going on to the Higher School Certificate, we have developed a diversified curriculum meet their needs. The structure of our senior curriculum gives each senior boy a wide choice of courses and subjects.

The building and refurbishment program - now completed - has provided up-to-date facilities that allow for effective teaching of both university preparation and vocational courses. In addition to the normal academic courses, vocational courses are offered in the areas of Construction, Hospitality, Retail and Information Technology.

Our proximity to TAFE Colleges in the district gives our students the opportunity to access a number of academic programs and TAFE Vocational Education and Training (VET) Course programs. These programs provide students with opportunities to complete subjects from mainstream TAFE courses as part of their HSC studies.

Patrician Brothers' College Fairfield offers boys undertaking study both in the Preliminary and HSC courses a broad range of pathways combining education, training and work placements.

HSC Courses

* Religious Education: Catholic Studies/Studies of Religion

* English: Advanced/Standard
* English Fundamentals
* English Extension Courses 1 and 2
* Mathematics: 2 unit and General
* Mathematics Extension Courses 1 and 2
* Biology
* Chemistry
* Physics
* Senior Science
* Economics
* Business Studies
* Legal Studies
* Accounting
* Geography
* Ancient History
* Modern History
* Modern History Extension
* Design and Technology
* Information Processes and Technology
* Industrial Technology: Timber Products and Furnishings
* Software Design and Development
* Engineering Studies
* Visual Arts - Click here for more information
* Italian
* Music
* Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
* Vocational Education and Training Courses

Patrician Brothers College has a strong profile in the community for its vocational programs. The challenge of the new millennium is to equip our school leavers to enter a variety of post-school employment, education and training options. The aim of these courses is to develop students who are multi-skilled and able to transfer knowledge, skills and competencies through vocationally oriented courses to the workplace. These courses are constantly under review and examples of these Industry Curriculum Framework courses are:

* Information Technology
* Metals and Engineering
* Retail
* Construction
* Business Services (Administration)
* TAFE Based Vocational Courses

The College offers a number of selected TAFE based courses each year to extend the curriculum. These courses vary from year to year, however, include such courses as hospitality. Boys can use certain Vocational Education and Training Courses for University Admission. Boys wishing to pursue this option should discuss this carefully with College staff.