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Warrawong High School

Comprehensive and Multicultural

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Senior Subject Selection Handbook 2020

A Message to Year 10 students

Dear Parents/Caregivers and Year 10 students,

You are about to enter into the last stage of your school journey and at Warrawong High School we believe that choosing subjects for your HSC should not only be a family decision but a whole school decision. While selecting your subjects for Years 11 and 12 is the most important school decision you’ve made since choosing which high school to attend, we want to support you as best that we can. Therefore, we have put into place a number of mechanisms to help you get the right mix of subjects that will support your future endeavours beyond school.

Year 10 students will undertake an extensive process to support their decision making. Year 10 students will also engage in a year meeting regarding NESA compliance, the subject selection process at WHS and the different pathways available to them. Year 10 students will be participating in Subject Taster lessons during Week 4. During Week 6, each Year 10 student will be individually interviewed. Mrs Goldspink (Deputy Principal), Mrs Napier (Head Teacher Sec. Studies) and Mr Cattle (Careers Advisor will be conducting these interviews in order to provide support in assisting each student to make the most informed decisions regarding subject selections. Parents/Carers will be contacted by the school to finalise the decisions.

Warrawong High School is a small school, yet we believe in offering as broad a curriculum as we can to meet the needs of our students. We also encourage students to attend TAFE as well as accessing Distance Education as a way of them getting the best possible pattern of study. We have experienced, talented and enthusiastic teachers at Warrawong High School who provide engaging learning experiences within a positive classroom environment. Our Learning Support Team has effective processes to identify and support students of all abilities through to the completion of their HSC.

When making decisions about which courses to choose for your HSC, please keep the following in mind:

ABILITIES

Choose subjects in which you are capable of doing well. There is no point in choosing a subject which is either too difficult for you or will not challenge you.

CAREER ASPIRATIONS AND NEEDS

Be realistic about your career choices, and choose subjects which you genuinely need for your chosen career direction.

INTERESTS

Choose subjects which genuinely interest you. Remember that you will be undertaking these subjects for two years.

DO I SATISFY THE COURSE PREREQUISITES?

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Christine Goldspink - Deputy Principal

Mr Brad Hughes -  Principal