Stage 5 Subject Selection Handbook
Next year your child will enter Stage 5 and at the completion of this stage they will receive the Record of School Achievement (RoSA).
We now commence the process of establishing the programs of study for those students who will enter Stage 5. This takes place over the next few weeks. We have prepared this website to help with the process. We, as a College, encourage you to discuss these matters with your child and invite you to contact us if you require further clarification.
During this process we ask you to keep in mind the following:
- the electives the students choose are studied for two years – Stage 5 (Years 9 and 10).
- the students should choose courses which interest them and will provide them with a positive learning opportunity.
- courses in Stage 5 are not prerequisites for courses in Stage 6 (Years 11 and 12) - students will be able to study Year 11 and Year 12 courses without having studied them in Stage 5.
- Stage 5 is a continuation of the young person’s general education - no one course will guarantee employment post-school, nor are they pre-requisites for further education.
- some courses may not run if they attract too few students to make them viable.
- some courses, due to staffing and facilities, are restricted by numbers - some students may need to consider an alternative once these classes are full.
- due to the complexities of staffing and class sizes, movement from the course selected to another course in Year 9 cannot be guaranteed.
We hope that this website will assist you and your child to be better informed about the courses on offer and the requirement for the completion of Stage 5. Our hope is that students will begin to take more responsibility for their learning and that in a spirit of cooperation and enthusiasm they will help each other to achieve their best. Every effort will be made to provide students with a positive learning environment as they undertake this stage of their education.