Topic outline

  • Subject Choice for 2023


    • 2023 Subject Choice Booklet

    • Subject Choice Information

    • Subject Choice Advice

      Step One:     Work out what subjects you enjoy
      • Think about the subjects which you like, that you are taking now
      • Look ahead to see what new subjects are available next year and if any of these appeal to you
      • Check the entry criteria for these subjects, in the curriculum handbook in Onstream

      Step Two:  Work out which subjects you are good at

      Step Three:  Find out what subjects you may need for your career ideas
      • Go to the Careers NZ website and check careers you are interested in.  What subjects would you need for them?
      • Use the interactive tools on the website:
      Subjectmatcher: provides job ideas based on subjects you like
      Jobs by interest: this identifies jobs related to areas of work which interest you
      Careerquest: a quiz to match your interests to different jobs
      Skillmatcher: a fun way to match the skills you have now to possible jobs/careers
      • Use the Subject Choices Afternoon as an opportunity to talk to the heads of departments about what different subjects cover and where they can lead

      • Check the university, polytechnic and private provider websites, too, to see what subjects are required for entry to their courses.

      Not sure what career would suit you?
      • If you are unsure of your future directions, it is best to keep your options open
      • Some subjects can be picked up later and others can’t, so make sure you do take the ones which won’t be offered later, if this will give you more choices