Subject Selection 2023

Caboolture Campus

Welcome to Subject Selection for 2023!
The curriculum journey at Grace is a carefully designed framework that allows students to steadily develop their personalised pathways at the College from Year 7 through to Year 12.

The Grace Curriculum Journey

The curriculum journey at Grace is a carefully designed framework that allows students to steadily develop their personalised 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. 


At the Caboolture 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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Advice on your Academic Journey

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 2023.


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 24 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 2023.

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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. 

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 transitions through year 7 into Senior School their 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 options open.

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

Years 10 - 11

For choosing subjects in Year 10 & 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 pathway 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 all students).

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

24 June – Subject Selection Website Go Live!

24 June – Subject Selection Survey Opens

18 July – Subject Selection Survey Closes (12 midnight)

9 August – Subject Selection Lines Released

15 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.

Tertiary Pre-requisites

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

Select your Year Level