Subject Selection 2022

Rothwell Campus

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 Grace Curriculum Journey


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

At the Rothwell Campus we are proud to offer a wide range of subjects to our students. The College appreciates that Grace allows choice for students in the sense that there is scope to elect subjects based on their individual gifts and talents. This allows students to engage in deep and purposeful learning in order to enable these individual gifts and talents to shine brightly making positive contributions into the world.  

Subject Selection Guidance

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Teaching & Learning Address

Senior School subject selection quite often comes with a range of emotions. Although it can be a stressful time it is also a very exciting time for students as they work towards mapping out their pathways that will achieve their dreams and goals beyond Grace. Each student is encouraged to carefully consider all the information that has been made available to assist with their Senior School subject choices. 

We ask that you 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 Monday 19 July which will provide all the information you need to submit your child’s subject preferences for 2022.

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Senior School Information

View the information in this presentation to hear information specific to that of the Senior School.

This will cover information on what Senior School at Grace ‘looks like’ as well as information about the Queensland Certificate of Education, ATAR and Pathways available for students at Grace.

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Academic Captains' Address

It doesn’t seem very long ago that we were going through the subject selection process and here we are with only 6 months of our schooling to go before we graduate. As your Academic Captains, our advice to you is to make the most of every moment of your schooling and to dream big and chase those dreams.

When it comes to selecting your subject, always remember that there are so many staff in the Grace community to support and you through these decisions, make sure you seek their guidance if you need it.

We suggest that you select subjects that you enjoy, that align to your strengths and that suit your future pathways. We wish you all the very best with your subject selection journey.

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 the Grace Lutheran College website
  • Ask questions about content and assessment types  
Years 8 - 9

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.

Years 10 - 11

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.

Timelines
  • 25 June – Subject Selection Information Website Goes Live
  • 25 June – Curriculum Guides emailed home through Student Services
  • 19 July – Subject Selection Link to choose your subjects is sent home through Student Services
  • 26 July – 2022 Year 10 and 11 Subject Selection Choices Closes (Midnight)
  • 2 August – 2022 Year 8 and 9 Subject Selection Choices Closes (Midnight)
  • 1 November – Subject Selection confirmation letters & booklists released (distributed to students in GEL)
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 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