Studies in Catholic Thought 1 Unit & 2 Unit

HSC Credential Course


Studies in Catholic Thought is a NESA Endorsed Course developed by the Catholic dioceses of NSW. It involves new ways of thinking based on philosophy, the arts, history, scripture and Catholic beliefs.

It is a course that examines the ‘big questions’ that human beings ask and explores ways that the Catholic religion answers them. Students will be involved in researching and constructing balanced arguments around these questions and the religious values and beliefs connected to them.

For Whom is the Course Intended?

This course is intended for students who can:

  • reflect critically on issues and formulate considered responses
  • contribute positively to class discussions
  • express ideas and solutions concerning personal, social, and spiritual matters
  • work both independently and interdependently in class
  • demonstrate respect and empathy for religious beliefs


There are NO pre-requisites for this course.

TOPICS studied in this course are divided into two linked thematic areas:

  1. The Human Person (Preliminary Course)
  2. The Good Life (HSC Course)


  • Three internal assessment tasks in both the 1 & 2 unit Year 11 courses
  • Three tasks in the 1 unit and 4 tasks in the 2 unit in the Year 12 courses
  • Includes an internal HSC style exam task in Year 12.

The students DO NOT sit for an external HSC Examination, as all assessment is school-based.


Subject costs are included in the College Resource Fee.

Other Costs: Excursions and/or guest speakers will be organised when deemed appropriate to the Course. These costs are kept to a minimum.