Students across the “Enhance” years (Years 8 & 9) are introduced to a wide range of subject choices, but these choices must be made with interests, pathways, and future work and career options in mind. If students have an idea about what they want to do in life, the course selection process is easier. Students should establish goals for the future. Once this is accomplished, courses can be chosen that best help to meet these goals.
In selecting subjects it is important for students to consider the following:
- Advice from subject teachers
- Knowledge of strengths, aptitudes, and interests
- Possible career pathways
- Possible tertiary prerequisites
- Parent/carer advice
To assist students in choosing the most suitable pathways, course counselling will take place and where possible, senior pathways will be discussed. Hampton Park Secondary College aims to prepare students for lifelong learning and the world of work. There are many paths to achieving each goal, with Years 8 & 9 being ‘stepping stones’ along the way. For example, some students may be intending to undertake a university degree whilst others may be intending to choose a TAFE pathway.
Knowing where you are going and how you can get there is important.