This site provides information regarding the broad range of programs offered at Marryatville High School and specific course descriptions of subjects within these programs. It is designed to help students make decisions about a suitable course of study from Year 8 to Year 12 during the course counselling process.

The curriculum requirements for each Year level are outlined in each content link and specific course descriptions are provided under learning area headings.

Recommendations to all Students
Before selecting a subject or course there are a number of important steps to consider:
  • Possible future pathways based on current levels of performance, as well as ambitions and capabilities.
  • Success with, and enjoyment of current subjects.
  • Plans and goals for the future and subjects required to achieve these goals.
  • Requirements of university, TAFE enrolment or employment.

Careers and Tertiary Education
Students have access to a range of resources at school. Many publications such as University Handbooks, SATAC Guides, the Job Guide and Tertiary Entry Handbooks are located in the Resource Centre or the Counselling Centre. In addition, information and advice regarding training, employment and higher education entrance requirements are available through the Career and Transition Coordinator, Year Level Managers and Student Counsellors. International students receive advice regarding further education from the International Program Coordinator.

Counselling Procedures
Parents and care-givers are encouraged to explore this site with their son and/or daughter and to plan possible options and pathways of study.

Students should select courses which suit their abilities, interests and vocational aspirations. It is crucial that possible future pathways and options remain open for as long as possible during the middle school years.

Students and parents, together with teachers, will be involved in the selection of courses for each student. The course counselling process will include extended home group sessions and parent information evenings prior to the course counselling and selection day. Some re-counselling will occur in Term Four based on a review of student achievement.

Subject Availability
Every effort will be made to place students into the subjects of their choice. However, the availability of subjects offered will be dependent on the number of students selecting the subject and staff availability. Students will be supported in selecting an alternative subject if needed.