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Secondary School Structure

Secondary School Structure

How are secondary schools structured in each state?

How are secondary schools structured in NSW?

There are six years of secondary education available to students in New South Wales schools. Students enter secondary education in Year 7 at an average age of twelve years and can continue to Year 12.

The School Certificate credentials, available to students at the end of Year 10, and the Higher School Certificate credentials, available to students at the end of Year 12, mark the stages for certification of secondary students in New South Wales.

In New South Wales there are secondary schools that cater to Years 7-10 students only, Years 11-12 students only or Years 7-12 students. The majority of secondary schools are Years 7-12 schools. Some schools cater for primary students (Kindergarten through to Year 6) as well as secondary students.

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