Subject Selection

Choosing Your Courses

We recommend that you follow a broad program of study, which enables you to keep open your options for the future. Try to allow time for sporting and other recreational activities, which will enrich your general education and your time at Narrabundah College. You might like to have some association with the arts while at the college, or take up activities involving service to the college or wider community.

As there are no compulsory units or courses, your choices should relate to what you want to do after college. Take subjects that will prepare you for your future career or study plans. As well, focus on what you are good at and where your interests lie.

Note: Students are guaranteed a course at the college and this may only be a minor.

You also need to keep in mind tertiary entrance requirements, International Baccalaureate requirements if you intend to follow the IB Programme, French Baccalauréat requirements, Canberra Institute of Technology requirements, apprenticeship/traineeship procedures and the expectations of employers. You should discuss your choice of program with your parents, your high school teachers and the Narrabundah College student advisers.

Advisers from the college will visit high schools during October and November to plan study programs with students who have been offered a place at Narrabundah College. If the advisers do not visit your high school you will have an interview with one when you enrol in your subjects at the college.

You should begin by enrolling in at least 5 subjects in Year 11. Your initial selections can be changed until the end of the second week of the session.