Year Groups - Year 11

Year 11 is the year that students start their journey towards their Higher School Certificate. Good habits need to start now, so it's important for your child to develop a routine that balances any out of school commitments and their various school commitments. 

This is the first year that students start to feel like independence and as such it is essential that students respect school policies of being at school on time and wearing the school uniform. 

Time management tips

Senior students at Kogarah High School need to be organised and self-motivated. This needs to start on day one with students working out a system that works best for them. 

Here are useful links from the Department of Education that will help your child stay focussed on their studies:

  • Most teenagers want to find part-time employment. Whilst it can be fulfilling and can bring freedom, it is important that it doesn't take priority over school commitments. Students arriving at school tired from their late shift the night before never learn properly and so it is important to determine whether a casual or part-time job is essential at this age. Perhaps clear guidelines on the days worked and the number of hours dedicated to a job is a good way to balance the two. 
  • Balancing commitments offers ways for your child to keep a balance between their studies, social life and family commitments.
  • Setting priorities and time management gives practical advice on how your child can manage their time effectively.

Preparing for the HSC

Year 11 is called "Preliminary" as the subjects studied in Year 11 are preliminary subjects for HSC study and exams in Year 12. Starting Year 11 offers advice on preparing for Year 11 and choosing subjects for the HSC. NSW HSC online is a valuable resource for students and parents. See NSW HSC online for parents for translations in community languages.


Year 11 can be a challenging time for students. There may be confusion over their chosen study path or expectations either real or perceived. Your child's year adviser and other staff are available to give support or students can make an appointment to see the school counsellor.

Careers advice

Our school careers adviser is always available to help students make educational choices, define their career direction and prepare for future study and training. 

University options

University Bonus Point Scheme Open Days 2017

Australian Catholic University

Bonus point schemes

02/09/17 North Sydney

09/09/17 Strathfield

Macquarie University 5 bonus point options 19/08/17
The University of Notre Dame early offer program 2017 26/08/17
University of NSW bonus points by HSC course 02/09/17
The University of Sydney flexible entry 26/08/17
University of Technology, Sydney year 12 bonus points  26/08/17
Western Sydney University advantage entry programs 27/08/17
University of Wollongong points to UOW by HSC subject 19/08/17

Year Advisor: Mrs Abbey Sleiman (2018)

Assistance Year Advisor: Mr Dave Doran (2018)