The purpose of this publication is to indicate to parents/caregivers and students the range of subjects available at Lincoln High School in preparation for 2017 course selection.
Every effort is made to ensure that as many students as possible are able to study the subjects they want. When a student’s first choice of subjects is not possible (due to a timetable clash, oversubscription, or a course not running, for example) further course counselling will be provided. Subjects which do not attract a sufficient number of students will not be run. Occasionally, due to rooming and resourcing issues (eg specialist course teachers) a course may be withdrawn. However, every attempt is made to ensure the continuity of courses. Placement in Years 11 to 13 courses can involve recommended entry requirements being met (which often include the previous year’s results) and on the completion and the online submission of the course option form by the due date. A student’s subject priority is also taken into consideration when finalising class numbers for subjects that are oversubscribed.
Many courses have costs associated with them and the approximate amount is noted on the information provided. Payment of costs for some courses is not compulsory, but payment of these allows us to continue to provide students with quality resources for their learning. These payments will be referred to as contributions on school invoices.
Final course summaries are confirmed at the start of 2017. Students will be issued with a copy at that time.
All students currently attending the school will be able to access advice by a course counsellor (primarily their year level Tutor) to ensure that a sensible and realistic course of study is planned. If a student does not cope in a subject that is a pre-entry requirement for a future course, they will be directed into alternative future courses. Parents/caregivers will also be involved in this decision and they must approve the proposed course. Course counselling will take place in Terms Three and Four.
Note: 2017 Year 12 and 13 students need to have their teachers course recommendations signed off, prior to selecting their courses online.
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Research shows that the two main influences on subject choices are:-
Neither of these should influence your subject choice. Your friends may not be in the same class as you next year, even if you take the same subjects; and no-one yet knows who will be teaching any subject next year. So concentrate on what you need for your future career pathway.
Year 9 - Prospective Year 9 students and their parents/caregivers may attend an interview with the Principal or Senior Staff in Term Four.
Year 12 and Year 13 - At the time of selecting courses in Term Three, students require their teacher's recommendation/sign off. There may be a need for students to revisit their course selection due to not meeting recommended entry criteria, timetable clashes, over subscription or a course no longer running. In such cases, students will be contacted and course counselled before the start of the 2017 school year to finalise their timetables.
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