Pathway Planning

At Nayland College students are offered guidance in planning their education pathways. Knowing what qualifications are available and what is needed to get there is the key. Students have opportunities to gather information, discuss their options and make plans. House tutors, subject teachers, house deans, heads of learning areas and the careers staff are involved in this important process.

There are so many career options available. Choices can be difficult to make and often change. Students may have a specific area of interest or be undecided and want to keep their options open. Planning a pathway from Year 9 to Year 13 and beyond is better than planning one year at a time, and will help students gain the most from their time at Nayland College. Visit our Careers page for more information and contact details for our Careers Advisors.

Learning Area Pathways

To view a diagram of our subject pathways please click this link.

Course Selection

Year Level Requirements

  • Students in Years 9 and 10 study six compulsory full-year core subjects and they may choose up to six option modules. These will be made up of six half-year modules or a combination of full-year and half-year modules. A list of junior module codes can be found here. 
  • Students in Year 11 must do 6 subjects, three of which are compulsory.
  • Students in Year 12 must do 6 subjects and there are no compulsory subjects.
  • Students in Year 13 must do at least 5 subjects and there are no compulsory subjects.



You will need to choose your preferred modules at the point of enrolment. The Year 9 Enrolment Information Booklet gives you a short description for all available modules. Please enter your preferred options on your enrolment application form. Enrolments close 26 August 2022.