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 Year 10


The Carmel College Senior Pathways Program begins in Year 10 which is an important year for students as they begin to map out a plan of action for their education and training through their senior phase of learning. 
 
Senior Pathways Unit in HPE
In Term 2 Year 10 students begin their Senior Pathways unit in Health and Physical Education. This unit begins with a focus on self-awareness as students work to explore their strengths, interests, values and motivators. They move on to explore the world of work and broaden their knowledge of the incredible array of careers available to them and most importantly how to find and access that information. Finally we learn about pathways to achieving career goals and how to use university, college, TAFE, apprenticeships, traineeships and work experience to take you where you want to go.
 
Senior Education and Training (SET) plans
Year 10 students begin work on their Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan which maps out a plan of action for a student’s education and training through their senior phase of learning and the transition to life after school.  At Carmel these SET plans are completed online so they can be continually updated and adapted to match adjustments students make.

SET plans are due to be completed at the end of Term 3, at this stage parents are requested to check and sign these SET plans. In Term 4 the Senior Pathways Coordinator will have a one on one meeting with each Year 10 students to review their SET plan and discuss their plans. 
 
Senior Schooling Seminars
Carmel holds two Senior Schooling Seminars in Term 2 for parents of Year 10 students.  The purpose of these events is to inform parents of the education and training opportunities and pathways available to students in their senior phase of learning at Carmel College.

Sessions will outline the requirements and processes of the current system in Queensland, covering the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), Learners Unique Identifier (LUI), Senior Statements as well as the types of subjects available to study. The focus of the first presentation will be the traditional pathways available to students and university entrance procedures including the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC), Overall Positions and Field Positions (OPs and FPs), prerequisites, and the Queensland Core Skills Test (QCS).  The second session focuses primarily on upgrading pathways, Tertiary Entrance Ranks, VET qualifications, TAFE study as well as apprenticeships and traineeships.

Attendance at these events is highly beneficial to parents looking to know more about the opportunities available to their children and provides the understanding that is crucial in supporting them on their learning pathway.
 
Subject Selection
Towards the end of Term Two Year 10 Students participate in a Subject Selection Day where they learn about the subject selection process and gain a detailed understanding of the various subjects available for study in Years 11 & 12 at Carmel College during the Senior Phase of Learning. Students receive a Subject Selection book detailing this information.

In addition, a Parent Subject Selection Information Evening is held in the Mackillop Centre.  The purpose of the evening is to outline the subject selection process to parents and provide them the opportunity to speak to the relevant Curriculum Leaders regarding the appropriateness of choices being considered. We believe that it is vital that at least one parent from each family attend this meeting.
 
Subject selection processes will be available online, and information about lodging preferences will be distributed at the parent evening.  Students should select their subjects in consultation with the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre’s Tertiary Prerequisites 2018.  This book will be distributed to all students at the end of Term Two but is also available online at http://www.qtac.edu.au/about-qtac/publications.