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Subject Selection for 2021

We are excited to be offering Subject Selection information in this new virtual format, we hope you find the information contained in here informative as you commence the process of choices subjects for 2021.

We ask that you review the Curriculum Guides and watch the videos provided on each of the subject offerings. You will receive an email from Student Services on Tuesday 14 July which will provide all the information you need to submit your child’s subject preferences for 2021.


  • 14 July – Subject Selection Information Website Goes Live! 
  • 15 July – Subject Selection Survey Opens 
  • 22 July – Subject Selection Survey Closes (Midnight) 
  • 6 August – Subject Selection Lines Released 
  • 13 August – Subject Selection Lines close (Midnight)

Choosing Your Subjects

To find out about subjects offered at Grace:

  • Read the subject descriptions in these Curriculum Guides
  • Ask Curriculum Coordinators and teachers about particular subjects
  • View the videos about specific elective subjects located on this Subject Selection Portal
  • Ask questions about content and assessment types  

Year 8 & 9 Student Information

As students transition through the Middle School into Senior School, a student’s subject preferences will become more evident.

It is suggested that subjects be chosen based on the following:

  • Subjects which the student enjoys, is engaged in with an appropriate challenge
  • Subjects in which the student has experienced some success in studying
  • Subjects which help meet the student’s career aspirations or will keep his/her options open
  • Subjects which develop skills, knowledge and attitudes useful throughout life
Year 8

Subject selection in Year 8 encourages students to maintain a breadth of learning with students selecting their 4 electives (2 x electives per semester)

Year 9

Subject selection in Year 9 encourages students to maintain a breadth of learning with students selecting their 3 electives for the whole year.

Year 10 & 11 Student Information

For choosing subjects in Year 11, students should study subjects which meet the following criteria:

  • Subjects which may be prerequisites for further study (see below for further information)
  • Subjects which a student enjoys
  • Subjects in which a student has already experienced some success
  • Subjects which provide an appropriate challenge to the student
  • Subjects which will help a student reach a chosen career or keep a wide range of options open
  • Subjects which will develop skills, knowledge and attitudes useful throughout the student’s life

Students need to decide about a combination of subjects that suits them.

It is important to remember that all students are individuals, and that their needs and requirements in subject selection will be quite different from those of other students.  This means that it is unwise to either take or avoid a subject because:

  • Someone told them that they will like or dislike it
  • Their friends are or are not taking it
  • They like or dislike the teacher
  • ‘Only boys or girls take that subject’ (All subjects are equally available for males and females)

Students need to be honest about their abilities and realistic with their career goals.  There is little to be gained by continuing with or taking advanced levels of subjects that have proved difficult, even after students have put in their best efforts.  Similarly, if career  goals require the study of certain subjects, students must consider if they have the ability and determination to work hard enough to achieve the necessary level of results in those subjects.

A guide to planning your QCE pathway

This online guide from the QCAA will help you understand the requirements for the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), explore your learning and career goals and develop a draft outline of what your QCE pathway might look like.

Use this guide in conjunction with the information provide above, the Curriculum Guide and the subject videos to make decisions about subjects for 2021.

Tertiary Pre-requisites

There are determined by individual tertiary institutions and are available on the QTAC website in the Year 10 Guide 2022.


Welcome to Subjection Selection 2021! 

We are Aidan Berry, Senior School Academic Captain and Anna Webster, Middle School Academic Captain. We are excited to share our insights on selecting subjects in Middle and Senior School.

When it comes to selecting your subjects, you have so many staff in the Grace community to support you through these decisions, make sure you seek their guidance if you need it!
We encourage you to choose subjects that you enjoy, that align to your strengths and that are suited to your future pathways. We wish you all the very best with your subject selection for 2021.


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