Subject Selection 2022

Caboolture Campus

Welcome to Subject Selection for 2022!

Due to the success of Subject Selection in virtual format in 2020, we have continued with this platform in 2021 for 2022 Subject Selection, we hope you find the information contained in here informative as you commence the process of choices subjects for 2022.

The Grace Curriculum Journey


The curriculum journey at Grace is a carefully designed framework that allows students to steadily develop their pathways at the College from Year 7 through to Year 12. 

The Curriculum Journey can be seen in the image below and is explained in the Curriculum Guide for your child’s year level. 

Subject Selection Guidance

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Teaching & Learning Address

Subject selection can be a stressful time, it is also a very exciting time for students as they work towards mapping out their future pathway that will help them achieve their dreams and goals beyond Grace. Each student is encourage to carefully consider all the information that has been available on this website for subject choice in 2022.


Please review the Curriculum Guides and watch the videos provided by teachers on each of the subjects offered. You will receive an email from Student Services on 25 June which will provide information you need to submit your child’s survey Subject Selection Survey, which will assist us with building the subject lines for 2022.

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Future Pathways Information

Making decisions about the subjects and courses you’ll take in Year 11 and 12 is an important step in planning your future. Whether your plans after Year 12 include further study, learning a trade or finding a job, the QCE lets you design a pathway that’s right for you. 

In Year 10 your school will work with you and your parents or carers to help you think about your career goals, tailor your learning to your abilities, interests and ambitions, map your pathway to a Queensland Certificate of Education – Queensland’s internationally recognised senior schooling qualification. 

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Academic Captains' Address

When to comes to selecting subjects, remember you have a lot of staff in the Grace community to support your through making subject choices in 2022. Make sure you seek their guidance if you need it.

We encourage you to choose subjects that you enjoy, that align with your strengths and that are suited to your future pathways. We wish you all the very best with your 2022 Subject Selection.

Choosing your subjects

To find out about subjects offered at Grace:

  • Read the subject descriptions in the relevant year level Curriculum Guide
  • Ask Head of Department and/or Curriculum Coordinators and teachers about particular subjects
  • View the videos about specific elective subjects located on the Grace Lutheran College Website
  • Ask questions about content and assessment types.
Years 8 - 9

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

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.


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

1. Subjects which the student enjoys, is engaged in with an appropriate challenge.

2. Subjects in which the student has experienced some success in studying.

3. Subjects which help meet the student’s career aspirations or will keep his/her options open.

4. Subjects which develop skills, knowledge and attitudes useful throughout life.



Years 10 - 11

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.  

Timelines

25 June – Subject Selection Website Go Live!

25 June – Subject Selection Survey Opens

16 July – Subject Selection Survey Closes (12 midnight)

30 July – Subject Selection Lines Released

6 August – Subject Selection Lines close (12 midnight)

Planning your QCE Pathway

Making decisions about the subjects and courses to take in Year 11 and 12 is an important step.

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 2022.

Tertiary Pre-requisites

There are determined by individual tertiary institutions and are available on the QTAC website in the My Path Guide for 2023 Tertiary Entrants

Select your Year Level