Dare to dream
The subjects which you choose as you progress through secondary school may have a bearing on your future. They may govern the further academic paths which are open to you at university and also your prospects for employment, but these may not be the only reasons for your choices. Students often choose subjects because they seek knowledge, have interest or simply just for enjoyment. Whatever the reason you should certainly think very carefully and try to have a plan; if you fail to plan then you plan to fail.
A wide range of subjects is offered to you, with few restrictions on the combinations that may be chosen; the choice is often not easy. Some subjects, and many tertiary courses, have entry requirements and this is a very good reason to plan ahead so that you have not closed too many doors to yourself. In the Senior School it is possible to choose subjects from those offered at any level during one year; this is called multi-level study and it has become more popular in recent years. You should try to keep your course as broad as you can within the overall framework which is offered, especially at Year 11.
At Year 12 & 13 we advise that you specialise in “two bands” of skill and knowledge sets to keep choices open, yet also develop breadth.
Detailed information is available in our Curriculum Handbook 2017.