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Subject Selection

Southern Cross Catholic College incorporates the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) general capabilities into its curriculum. These capabilities encompass knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions that together, with curriculum content in each learning area, will contribute to successful twenty-first century learners.

There are seven general capabilities and these are:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Information and communication technology capability
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding
  • Intercultural understanding

For further information on the general capabilities visit the Australian Curriculum website

Year 9 and 10 2019 Subject Selection Online

It is that time of the year again when Year 8 and 9 students of 2018 need to consider their academic pathway for Years 9 and 10 in 2019.

This is a process that we encourage students and parents to undertake together as this will provide students with emotional and academic support in the subject choices which will lead into senior schooling pathways.

Subject Selection can be accessed via the link below. Usernames and passwords have been provided to students in hard copy as well as via email.


This site will be available from Tuesday 11th September (9am) until Monday 17th September (9am).
Below is a copy of the subject selections handbooks for Year 9 2019 and Year 10 2019.
For any further support with Subject Selection, please contact the college via email or phone.

Year 11 2019 SET Plan

A Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan is a confidential document that a student develops, in consultation with their parents/carers and their school, to map their learning and career pathways.

The purpose of a SET plan is to help students:

  • set and achieve their learning goals in Years 11 and 12
  • include flexible and coordinated pathway options in their course of senior study
  • think about their education, training and career options after Year 12 and make decisions about their learning pathways
  • structure their learning around their abilities, interests and ambitions
  • communicate with their parents, teachers and career guidance officers about their learning pathways and post-school plans.

In their SET plan, students will be able to list a variety of different learning pathways, some of which may be accessed outside the current formal structure of school. This provides more options and flexibility in learning.

At SCCC, students utilise Subject Selection Online (SSO) to create their SET Plan. This can be accessed via the link below. Information on the SET Plan process and login details are provided at the Senior Subject Selection Evening.


When students are undertaking planning for their future it is strongly advisable that they undertake vigorous research and examine all the possibilities. The Southern Cross Catholic College Career/VET Advisor can help students with this process.

There are also many excellent websites that can help students discover what careers may interest them and what qualifications and subject pre-requisites they may have.

This link below provides access to the Commonwealth Goverment's Job Guide (www.education.gov.au/school-work-transitions) site where students and parents can access a great deal of information about the many different career choices available in Australia.

For students planning on tertiary (post Year 12) studies the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) website (www.qtac.edu.au/) can help students decide upon which courses to apply for and tell you what subjects will be important to study.

Middle Years - Excellence and Success

The emphasis throughout the Middle Years Phase of Learning is to impart lifelong independent learning skills that will prepare students for the Senior Phase of Learning and life thereafter. Student's perceptions, perspectives and opinions are challenged while their social, emotional, spiritual, cultural and intellectual needs are nurtured and developed.

The award-winning Damascus program in Year 9 takes students and staff on a journey of discovery where students are challenged to find their place in the world through a learning program which involves a series of on-campus and off-campus activities focusing on spirituality, environmental stewardship, urban awareness, team building, body image and fitness. The program culminates with a one week rural immersion to Western Queensland which has the potential to be life changing.

Senior Years - Lifelong Independent Learning

Leadership is the focus for Year 10, 11 and 12 where students are provided with a myriad of opportunities to involve themselves with younger students by means of sporting interaction and development, pastoral care and cultural activities such as College musicals, Patron's Day celebrations, Mass and liturgies. Students are encouraged to contribute positively to local communities and friendships are sealed for life.

Academically, students are encouraged to study subjects which most suit their interests, capabilities, talents and career aspirations. At the end of the Senior Years Phase of Learning SCCC students would have been provided the very best opportunities to mature academically, emotionally, socially, spiritually and vocationally.

A broad range of subjects to choose from...

SCCC secondary students are able to study a selection of subjects from a broad range of learning areas, which are described below. The availability of elective subjects will vary from year to year, however a comprehensive guide to subjects from Year 7 to 12 can be found at the bottom of this page.


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The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane t/a
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