Course Selection Advice

This is where you can find all the information on courses offered at St Catherine's College (and applicable ones for St Patrick's College) to help you plan your Future Career Pathway. Follow the steps below because it will help you make the right decisions.

Step 1: Look back on subjects taken before because it helps you to know what you are good at and where your interests are. 

Step 2: Choose subjects for a range of careers. If you need more information go to 

https://www.careercentral.scho... or

Step 3: Choose subjects for the course you want to study at tertiary level. Some careers pathways have prerequisite courses that you need to have qualifications for. Research carefully so you make the right choices.

Step 4: Check the subjects are right for NCEA. There are variations between the courses eg some have more externally assessed standards, some have more internally assessed standards.

Step 5: Talk to your parents and caregivers. These are the people who know you well. Ask them about what they think would be an amazing career for you.

Step 6: Speak with our Career Pathways Adviser. Mrs Miller has a wealth of advice to offer you. You can email her at [email protected] go and see her in the careers office or contact her through career central. Kandy Hawkins is available to help as well. [email protected].nz

Step 7: Get subject choices in on time. The due date for course selection is 24th September, 2021.

Why it's important to take STEM subjects.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and maths. The government has identified these subject areas as the most important ones for New Zealand’s future. It is predicted that almost all future jobs will require some STEM knowledge.

The STEM subjects are closely related to each other at school and in tertiary training. For example, maths provides the foundation for studying physics, and physics provides the foundation for studying engineering. Here are some links to look at these subjects

Employment Skills- these are what employers want from their employees

  • Positive attitude
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Self-management
  • Willingness to learn
  • Thinking skills
  • Resilience
  • Punctuality
  • Reliability

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