Emmanuel Catholic College Curriculum Handbook

Year 11 & 12 Curriculum Handbook

Welcome to the Year 11 and 12 Curriculum Handbook.

Subject Selection in senior school is perhaps one of the most important and exciting schooling decisions for students entering their final stage of secondary education. This is an opportunity for students to start carving out their own paths for whatever future they can imagine for themselves. It also involves some very difficult decisions due to the large amount of information that needs to be taken onboard and the broad range of options students have both at Emmanuel and the pathways they can move into at the end of Year 12.

When navigating your way through this website, I would encourage both students and parents to set some time aside to read through the different courses that are on offer and watch the videos of the courses that you may be interested in to get a feel for what can be expected. Each course has a person who can be contacted for further information, and I would encourage you to seek them out for any questions you may have about that course.

In choosing courses it is advisable to be realistic and consider which course will best suit your abilities, interests, personality and future career aspirations. The most fundamental decision for which the College shares responsibility with parents/guardians and students is to choose programs of study that will lead students to success. To make these choices it is necessary to have a thorough understanding of the following:

  • The strong connection that exists between Years 11 and 12 and the destinations that students will access after they have left school (post-school options). This will be determined by the ability and determination of the student, as well as their interests and work ethic.
  • The increasing number of pathways between TAFE and University. Students and parents are advised to contact the individual institutions to determine these options.
  • The rapidly changing employment market in terms of skills required new jobs coming into existence and a trend to part-time and other work options.

Contact Information
Mr Ernesto Ayala
Deputy Principal of Teaching & Learning