Subject Selection Guide
Choosing your subjects is one of the most exciting (and daunting) parts of Year 10. We’ve developed a quick guide to help you select the right subjects for your future goals.
Do your research
Having a general study area in mind is a great place to start. The subjects you study for your HSC should be relevant to your interests and respond to any pre-requisites or assumed knowledge that is required. Pro Tip: UTS degrees have no pre-requisites!
Study what you love
The HSC is a marathon, not a sprint. Choosing subjects that you find interesting – and you’re good at – can take away some of the stress, increase your chances of success and potentially bump up your ATAR!
Fifty per cent of jobs in 2030 don’t exist yet, and a great uni degree will prepare you for the opportunities- and challenges- ahead. Our degrees are focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, industry engagement and real world outcomes– so make sure you’re choosing subjects that will fast track you to our front door.
A few tips that we have, or steps for you, to be able to pick your subjects for year 11 and year 12.
Firstly it is to consider your options. So what you study in year 11 and year 12 should be relevant to your interests and also should respond to any prerequisites or assumed knowledge. So at UTS, we don’t have any prerequisites for our courses but something you might consider is that if you’re interested in, let’s say going into science as a degree, you might want to pick more science-related subjects for year 11 and year 12.
Also, study what you love, so choosing subjects that you care about and that you’re good at, will actually increase your chances of success because when you’re going to study and when you’re doing assessments if you’re doing the subjects that you really do like then obviously it takes a little bit of the pressure off and removes a bit of that stress when you’re in year 11 and year 12. I know I did really wild subjects in year 11 and year 12. I did food tech, society and culture, ancient history but that’s because I did really love those subjects and when it came to studying and doing those assessments I found I was much more motivated because I did actually enjoy the subjects so that's always something to keep in mind.
And finally, think ahead. So 50% of jobs in 2030 don’t even exist yet so it's important to make sure that you pick a great uni degree that will prepare you for opportunities and consider what you’ll be going to into the future.
Keen to hear how our students chose their Year 11 and Year 12 subjects?