Year 12 Subject Selection 2022
2022 Year 12 Subject Selection
This page provides resources to assist with the subject selection process for students entering Year 12 at St Patrick’s College. Students completing Year 12 in 2021 will be able to access a variety of subjects and pathways designed to provide each boy with the maximum flexibility to meet his learning needs and to attain the certification most relevant to his future education and employment goals.
2022 will see Year 12 students participating in one of two possible Senior Certificate programs:
• The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or,
• The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).
Students can also undertake a Vocational Education and Training (VET) certificate as part of your VCE or VCAL or School-Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (SBAT) as part of your VCAL. The decisions made now can affect the directions a student might take after completing his secondary schooling so it is important to research each carefully.
Proposed subjects need to be submitted in Web preferences no later than Friday, July 23.
These sections correspond with the 2022 Year 12 Subject Selection Guide.
2022 Year 12 Subject Selection Resources
As a Year 11 student preparing to enter your final year of secondary education, spend some time reflecting on your achievements to-date and the progress you have made towards attaining the learning goals you previously set for yourself.
Watch the following videos to get an overview of the certificates available to you next year.
Having viewed these videos, spend some time reflecting on your current Year 11 subjects and consider which subjects you might be interested in studying in Year 12.
Deciding on a career pathway is not easy but there are several tools that support students in choosing subjects.
TAFE/University or Future Employment
You may know the area you would like to study or work in. This will also inform your subject choices.
Prerequisites are subjects that you need to have taken in order to be eligible for the course or job. Your entry to a course may not only require a certain ATAR score but you also may need to have taken a specific subject like Mathematical Methods or Chemistry.
Use this Selection ranks by subject area as a quick reference to see the perquisites and ATAR scores required for entry into university courses. This is the best starting point. Only St Pat's students can access this document.
Research the courses that you may be interested in and look for any prerequisites that may be required in the Course Prerequisites for 2023 PDF below.
Log into your personal area on the Morrisby Website to review your results, research pathways into careers and investigate job-specific information. Your login is your email school address. Use the "Forgotten Login" function to reset your password if you have forgotten it.
Compulsory Subjects and Teacher Recommendations
Each Year 12 student is required to complete the compulsory subjects of Religious Education and one of the subjects from the English Group of studies (for students completing the VCE program) or Literacy (for students completing the VCAL program)
Religious Education at St Patrick’s:
The following year-long Religious Education studies are offered to 2022 Year 12 students:
Religion and Society VCE Units 3/4 (not available to students completing the VCAL program)
Texts and Traditions VCE Units 3/4 (not available to students completing the VCAL program)
Non-VCE Year 12 Religious Education
VCE English and VCAL Literacy:
VCE students must study at least one of VCE Units 3/4 English, VCE Units 3/4 English Language, or VCE Units 3/4 Literature for the whole year. English Support is taken as an additional subject and does not contribute to an ATAR score.
Students completing the VCAL program should note that VCAL Literacy is a compulsory study.
Watch this video to learn about the different options on offer for RE. For more details about RE and English subjects, see the 2022 Year 11 and 12 Information Booklet.
Students are required to seek the recommendation of their current Year 11 RE and English teachers. Ask for their recommendation and signature in Section 3 of your 2022 Year 12 Subject Selection Guide.
Unit 3/4 Mathematics and Teacher Recommendations
While Mathematics is not a compulsory area of study for students in the VCE Program, a considerable number of VCE students study one or more of the following subjects.
Students in the VCAL Program will fulfil their Numeracy stand requirement through the study of Numeracy or a VCE Unit 3/4 Mathematic subject.
If you intend to undertake a study of Unit 3/4 Mathematics, please seek the recommendation of your current Year 11 Mathematics teacher to assist with the Year 12 VCE Mathematics selection process.
Students are required to note the recommendation of their current Year 11 Mathematics teacher in Section 4 of the Year 12 Subject Selection Guide.
Year 12 Subject Planning
By this stage you’ve done a lot of reading, researching and talking. It’s now time to map out your proposed subjects for Year 12.
For many, you will be continuing with the majority of your Units 1/2 subjects. You will just be deciding which one you will not continue with.
For other students, you may want to discontinue more than one subject leaving you to decide a Units 3/4 subject you will pick up. Further research and discussion will be required to help you work out which Units 3/4 subject will be best for you – some require the study of Units 1/2. See the 2022 Year 11 & 12 Information Booklet for more details.
On the last pages of the 2022 Year 12 Information Update record the subjects you would like to study in Year 12.
Bringing it altogether
Having considered the previous sections and your completed “Year 12 Subject Selection Planner" in the 2022 Year 12 Subject Information Update (p. 11 & 12), discuss the following with your Pastoral Care Teacher or Subject Selection Facilitator.
Proposed Year 12 studies
Using your “Year 12 Subject Selection Planner” and the advice from Section 6, fill in your proposed 2022 Year 12 studies in your Year 12 Subject Selection Guide.
Subject Selection Interviews
After your discussion with your subject selection teachers you may need to gather more information. Visit or email relevant teachers if you require more clarification. You and your parents may also want to arrange a subject selection interview. These interviews will be conducted via MSTeams. Your parents will be emailed instructions on how to book an interview. You can book an interview here.
Submission of proposed Year 12 studies - Web Preferences
You now need to submit your proposed 2022 Year 12 subjects into Web preferences. You will be sent an email with a personalised link from firstname.lastname@example.org - Don't delete it!!! .
Enter the information you have in Section 7 into the web preferences.
Check that the subjects recorded in Section 7 match the subjects on your web preferences receipt and submit. You don't need to print the receipt. Save a copy of the PDF web preference receipt for your reference.
You don't need to print the receipt just save the PDF of it. Keep your Year 12 Subject Selection guide as a record of your work on your subject selection. You do not need to hand it in.
Next you'll be asked to add your parent or guardian's email address (primary contact) so your proposed subjects can be confirmed.
Please contact Mr Ferguson, Director of Administration if you need web preference support - email@example.com
Parents: Subject Selection Confirmation
Once a student has completed his web preferences, he will be required to enter his parent/guardian's (primary contact) email address. This will generate an email requesting confirmation of his proposed course of studies by his parent/guardian. Look out for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org and confirm the selections. It may be in your email junk/spam. If the selections are incorrect, please ask your son to log back into web preferences and make the change accordingly.
Please see the short video below for further instructions.
Please contact Mr Tom Ferguson, Director of Administration if you need web preference support - email@example.com
N.B. - RE in web preferences
Studying Units 3/4 Religion and Society or Text and Traditions?
Choose "RE study" as a preference well as "Study" in web preferences.