Skip to Content

Choosing subjects for Years 11 and 12 

In Year 10, your children are asked to select the subjects they wish to study in Years 11 and 12.

These choices should reflect their strengths and interests to ensure they achieve their best, and graduate with the skills and qualifications that provide a stepping stone to their career of choice.

Different subject choices are required for different educational pathways.

Those wishing to attend university must choose academic subjects that count towards the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Those wishing to do a trade, apprenticeship or traineeship; study at a registered training organisation; or wishing to enter the workforce after school should look at vocational subjects. Your children may find that a mix of academic and vocational subjects is right for them (especially if they want to keep their options open or are undecided about what they want to do after school).

If your children are having difficulty choosing what to study in Years 11 and 12 they can:

  • speak with their teachers or the course counsellor – they can help them with career planning and identifying the subjects that are right for their skill set
  • attend career orientation days at universities and registered training organisations.