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Academics and Curriculum

Academics and Curriculum at The Scots College

Preparatory Curriculum at The Scots College 

To find out more about our Preparatory School Curriculum, please visit the following pages:

Early Years Centre

Preparatory School

Senior Curriculum at The Scots College

The Scots College offers the Board of Studies mandated curriculum. In Years 7 and 8, students are provided with a choice of languages to study — Chinese, French, Indonesian and Latin.

All Year 9 students participate in a residential Outdoor Education Program for two terms at our Glengarry campus in Kangaroo Valley. Glengarry is renowned for providing generations of defining moments for boys as they grow into men.

In Years 9 and 10, students choose, in addition to the NSW Board of Studies core curriculum, two elective subjects from a wide range of offerings across the four faculties. This is a time for boys to explore their gifting and areas of interest in preparation for making an informed decision of their pattern of study for Years 11 and 12. A comprehensive Careers Education Program is also introduced in Year 10 to support the boys in selecting an appropriate direction for their senior years at The Scots College.

In Years 11 and 12, Scots' students are able to choose from a range of HSC subject options designed to meet their specific needs and interests. The College also offers Board of Studies Endorsed Vocational Courses such as Construction plus access to VET courses at TAFE.

We encourage the boys to expand their horizons and we can provide them with specialist courses at tertiary education institutions, including Distinction Courses.


The Scots College is committed to developing differentiated pathways which begin where boys are, and take them where they want to go. The Scots Advantage is that boys will have, from the very earliest years, a variety of pathways which will allow them to express and develop their gifts and talents, within a holistic philosophy of education – Brave Hearts, Bold Minds. Boys are challenged physically, spiritually and academically through a variety of sporting and learning pathways, beginning with our youngest students in the Early Years Centre, through to Year 12.

Honours Quest

The Honours Quest Program allows boys to identify and pursue their academic passions. Boys can complete the Honours Quest in single or multiple Faculties and use the program as a means of expressing their ability in and commitment to their studies.


The Scots College has intentionally developed a Faculty structure, similar to that used in Universities, to better prepare students for tertiary life and education. Within each Faculty are Departments solely responsible for each specialised area of study.

Faculty of Applied Science

Faculty of Creative Arts

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Social Science 

The Scots College Honours program helps your son unlock his academic potential
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