Subject Selection

The subject selection process occurs in Term 3 each year. These two guiding documents assist our students to select subjects that meet their learning needs and support their career pathway.

Curriculum Handbook

 The Curriculum Handbook has been designed to assist students to select subjects that will support them to
achieve success and assist them in their life after school.
When choosing subjects evidence suggests that students should choose subjects that:
• enable them to work in subjects where they have strengths
• are challenging
• they enjoy studying
• provide the qualifications or background knowledge they need for the future
• offer a range that is manageable eg a balance between theoretical and practical.

It takes quite a deal of self-awareness and honest self-evaluation to choose subjects that support success. Research however,
indicates that students are more likely to choose subjects because of peer pressure or parental pressure rather than knowledge
of their own strengths and goals. It is therefore important for students to seek advice and support widely – from their teachers,
past students, from online resources and to honestly review their academic record. We have redesigned our Subject Counselling
at Year 10 to further support students’ choices.
It is the role of friends and family to help individuals recognise their strengths and provide feedback that supports students to
believe in themselves and their abilities. It is not to persuade or encourage students to make choices that they themselves deem
to be important.
We have consulted Learning Areas to produce a booklet that provides a logical overview of subjects that will assist in the
important process of Subject Selection.

Inner South School VET Programs

The 2019 Inner South Schools VET Program booklet outlines the options available to students attending Unley High School. These courses are designed
to meet the training needs of students from this cluster. Students still have access to a range of VET courses from other clusters, TAFE and private Registered
Training organisations. Please see your school’s VET Coordinator for more information.