Subject Selection

For students who will be making subject selections in stages 5 and 6, this will be an opportunity to broaden their experiences and follow areas in which they have a passion.

This page has been designed to provide students and parents with information about the educational opportunities available at Caroline Chisholm College for students to help make the best choices for Year 9 and 10 electives as well as guidance for students in Years 11 and 12 to understand the HSC and requirements to attain an ATAR.


Stage 6 Subject Selection


Students undertaking Year 11 and Year 12 courses must be prepared to make a genuine commitment to study and recognise that they will need to achieve an appropriate balance in their lives between study commitments, part-time work, family life, social life and leisure activities. Students, parents and teachers will work in partnership to assist every learner to make informed decisions about their learning and future pathways.

There are greater educational options available catering for the many needs and aspirations of students including traditional HSC courses, VET subjects and various Trainee and Apprenticeship opportunities. In making decisions regarding future educational pathways please consider very carefully all information provided to ensure that the best outcomes and successes can be achieved.

HSC study at our college is designed to stimulate students to maximise their learning potential and to prepare for their professional future. Therefore, the final two years require a serious dedication and commitment to learning.


The particular subjects that will be available for Year 11 students in 2020 will be based on the preferences of this group of students, and this will become evident when they complete their Web Preferences Form. It is important that students indicate the subjects they wish to study in order of preference on the form. Students can raise further questions with KLA Leaders of Learning and HSC teachers before the forms are submitted to clarify any queries.

This handbook will assist students and parents to make informed decisions about subject choices.

KLA Presentation Slides

Stage 6 Subject Information Handbook


These choices should be based on:




a realistic assessment of skill and ability


a desire to be challenged


possible future career goals

Stage 5 Subject Selection


Entering Stage 5 is an exciting time for students. This will be the first opportunity for your daughter to choose electives from a broad range of subjects.

It is extremely important when choosing electives that your daughter thinks carefully about her general interest in the subject and her ability to achieve in the elective. Generally speaking, students perform to the best of their ability when they are doing electives that they find interesting and challenging.

This booklet will enable your daughter to make informed choices regarding her elective subjects for Years 9 and 10.

Stage 5 Elective Subject Handbook



We wish you well in your decision making, encourage you to accept advice from a wide range of sources and to ask questions if unsure.

We look forward to supporting you in bringing your dreams and aspirations to fruition.