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Subject selections and support

 

​Year 10 families should have made a booking through SOBS (www.sobs.com.au) for the SET Plan/ Subject Selection interview being held on 16th & 17th August 2018.

·Year 10 GOALS classes A - E:  16th August. Students will not attend school on this day, except for their interview. It will be a regular school day for these students on Friday 17th August.

·  Year 10 GOALS classes F – J: 17th August. Students will not attend school on this day, except for their interview. It will be a regular school day for these students on Thursday 16th August.

If you require an alternative booking or further discussion please make contact with Senior Schooling to organise.

Students and families in Year 9 were forwarded a revised copy of the subject selection form. Please use this one when selecting subjects for Year 10. This process will occur on August 3, 2018. When selecting subjects please be aware that prerequisite requirements will be applied to subjects when entering Year 11. This is part of our commitment to ensuring every student is succeeding.

Please make contact if you seek further clarification. 

 

Subject selection for senior students is a well supported processes. At the core, we encourage students to consider: 

  • Choosing those subjects they will be successful in; while also ensuring the subjects will challenge them
  • Choosing subjects that link to their future career
  • Knowing their pathway after Year 12 and ensuring their subjects meet prerequisite studies for courses or programs
  • Aiming for further studies to a Certificate IV level or higher after graduating from high school 

Subject selection begins in Year 10 with SET Planning and Career Development programs. Students in Year 10 are supported through: 

  1. Career and Transition day; more than 50 external people come to talk to student about a range of professions
  2. Subject Information Evening for students and parents, generally at the start of Term 3
  3. Parent Teacher Evenings
  4. Set Planning day; a 20 minute meeting one on one with a teacher expert to review their subject choices
 

During Year 11 and 12 the school offers a number of support measures to ensure students are working towards their future goals. These include: 

  • Point in time school tracking of OP (Pit stOP) meetings that assist students with QTAC choices
  • Academic Reviews for students who are not keeping up with studies
  • An extensive tutorial program
  • The ability to change subjects if required; including a full range of subjects offered at TAFE and BSDE and supported through the school
 

A number of people are employed in the school to assist directly with subject choices for senior students. They are: 

  • Year Level Coordinator for each year level
  • Guidance Councillor
  • Head of Department for senior schooling
  • Deputy Principal in charge of senior students