When choosing a program of study, the following should be considered:
As outlined in the Prerequisites and Course Descriptions.
In order to achieve success in many Senior School subjects, students need to have demonstrated a high degree of academic ability and achievement in Year 10 courses. Without this background, students invariably have difficulty with Year 11 course content.
The variety of courses available give students the opportunity to pursue their particular interests at whatever level they are able to perform.
Whether planning to seek employment after Secondary Graduation or continuing with further studies such as TAFE, tertiary or other, students should choose subjects that will maximise their options for the future. Students should also be aware that many TAFE qualifications can lead to university entry with advanced standing, the ATAR pathway is not the only avenue to university entrance.
The following outlines courses offered at Mazenod. They have been categorised into ATAR and General courses.
Students intending to pursue a university-bound program of study must enrol in a minimum of four courses from Group 1 (ATAR Subjects).
Students enrolling in a General program of study typically choose courses from Group 2 (General Subjects) and can also choose one course combination (but no more than two) from Group 3 (Vocational Education & Training Certificates).
All subjects are offered conditionally and will only be timetabled if there are sufficient numbers of students.
Group 1 - ATAR Subjects
These subjects have an external WACE exam.
Applied Information Technology ATAR
Computer Science ATAR
Modern History ATAR
Human Biology ATAR
Mathematics Applications ATAR
Mathematics Methods ATAR
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
Physical Education Studies ATAR
Polictics and Law ATAR
Religion and Life ATAR
Visual Arts ATAR
- Group 2 - General Subjects
- Group 3 - VET Certificates