Steps to help Subject SelectionIt is really important for you to think carefully and research the subjects before you choose. The following steps should help with this process:
Access your personalised Career Profile
- Work through the structure of self discovery
- Identify career ideas
- Research each idea, including subjects recommended
- Select your subjects from Year 10 through to Year 13
Assess your ability in possible subjects:
- Look at your results, discuss with teachers and your parents and don't forget the value of hard work and persistence?
- Check entry requirements
Think about how interested you are:
- Do you really enjoy the subject or just like the teacher?
- Don't just do what your friends are doing!
Requirements for Future career and study:
- Check these out, be very careful here and don't narrow your options by dropping critical subjects especially Sciences, Maths and Social Sciences.
- Complete the Career Futures Interest game to build your Career Interest Profile.
- Go to the Common Careers and Subjects pages and make sure you are taking the appropriate subjects.
Find out what subjects are like:
- Talk to teachers
- Talk to students who take the subject
- Borrow a students book or folder and check out the content
- Ask the student what they study and if they enjoy it.
Get help if you are stuck from:
- Your Dean
Update your Personal Career Profile:
- Create your subject plan through to Year 13
- Review your Subject plan yearly
In summary, option choice is determined by an evaluation of:
Looking inside yourself:
- Ability - discuss with subject teachers and don't underestimate the effect of hard work, motivation and a committed effort.
- Interest in, passion and enjoyment of the subject
- Subjects for future career flexibility
- Broad educational value, enrichment and skills development
- Mount Maunganui College's curriculum requirements
- Year 11 compulsory English, Maths and Science (Highly recommended Social Science)
- Year 12 English
- Timetable lines, and how your choices fit
What can I do with my Degree or SubjectCLICK HERE to find information on possible career paths for some of the more popular subject areas.
Subjects/degrees have been grouped into the five Faculties at Victoria University. The subject areas and career opportunities listed are a guide only and should provide ideas.
The actual number of careers and job opportunities available at any one time would be too numerous to mention.
- Architecture & Design
- Market Research
- Public Policy and Public Management
- Humanities & Social Sciences
- Art History
Those studying for a combined degree might find it useful to look at more than one subject.
What do graduates do? contains information about the job destinations of recent graduates and diplomats.