Liston College

Choosing your Options

When choosing subjects there are a number of factors that should be borne in mind. But no single factor should dictate the choice that is made. Thus, for example, subjects should not be chosen only on the basis that they are the easiest of choices. Such a basis of choice may well prove to be the worst in the event of seeking a place at university or technical college. On the other hand some subjects are just too difficult for some students and to pursue the subject only to fail dismally is not choosing wisely.

In choosing subjects some questions that should be asked are:

  1. does the subject fit the career the student wishes to follow
  2. can the student cope with the subject
  3. is the subject one that appeals to the student
  4. can the subject be taken in subsequent years
  5. is there an advantage to the taking of this subject beyond the purely "useful"

In making choices parents and students should consider all of the factors above.

Where there is doubt as to the choice of subjects then; the teacher of a subject may be consulted or the Head of Department for a subject.

Any difficulties or further need for advice should be referred to the Dean.

Advice as to the relationship between careers and subject choice should be referred to the Careers Adviser.



For further information on how to choose School Subjects, visit the following sites:

This guide will help you choose which subjects to take in your next school year.

Career's website: click here.


To build the right foundations for your future you need to make good subject choices throughout your secondary school. This tool will help you with those confusing choices.

AUT Website: Click Here

Create your own ranking of major subject areas? based on your skills and interests

No Major Dramas Website: Click Here


A site where you can rate your interest in items related to careers.

StemType Website: Click Here