Years 11 and 12

In Year 11 students enrol in a pathway and courses that best suit their interests, abilities and future academic goals.

The College runs a comprehensive course selection process to support this important decision for students and their parents.

Students can choose a university pathway or a training pathway. We pride ourselves in matching the right course to the right student, based on ability and interest. More information can be found by contacting the college or by downloading our 2017 Year 11 Senior Schooling Curriculum Handbook, 2017 Year 12 Senior Schooling Curriculum Handbook and What you need to know to succeed in Year 11 and 12 booklet.

Please download the Course Selection Information presented at the Year 10 Information Evening for further information.

Subject Selection Online

In 2016 the college introduced Subject Selection Online (SSO). SSO is a state-of-the-art program that streamlines the course selection process for students and parents by having all relevant information available in one place.  This will be available to students and parents during the course selection periods in Term 2 and 3.  To view curriculum handbooks, make appointments with staff and pay deposits click the following link to access SSO


John Forrest Secondary College offers the following courses:



English Literature

English as Additional Language


Mathematics Essential

Mathematics Methods

Mathematics Applications

Mathematics Specialist

The Arts:



Media Production and Analysis


Visual Arts

Health & Physical Education:

Physical Education Studies

Health Studies



Human Biology

Integrated Science



Humanities & Social Science:

Careers and Enterprise



Modern History

Technology & Enterprise:

Design & Technology (Materials Design & Technology - Metals; Wood)

Home Economics (Children, Family and the Community)

Information Technology (Applied Information Technology)

Computer Science

Languages Other Than English: Japanese


John Forrest Secondary College offers an extensive range of Certificate courses:

  • Certificate II and III in Applied Language (Japanese)
  • Certificate II in Business
  • Certificate II in Dance
  • Certificate II in Engineering Pathways
  • Certificate II and III Financial Services
  • Certificate II and III in Information, Digital Media Technology
  • Certificate II in Retail Services
  • Certificate II in Sports Coaching (Cricket/Netball/Tennis)
  • Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
  • Certificate II and III in Tourism

John Forrest Secondary College has a Trade Training Centre offering pre-apprenticeships in partnership with MPA Skills in the following areas:

  • Certificate II in Building & Construction - Painting & Decorating
  • Certificate II in Building & Construction - Plumbing & Gasfitting

Like all schools, we are only able to run courses if sufficient enrolments support this. To provide further curriculum offerings and greater choice to students in the local community, we share an alliance with both Cyril Jackson Senior Campus and Tuart College. Students are able to access online courses at Cyril Jackson or Tuart College if they are not available at John Forrest.

John Forrest students also have the opportunity to participate in a range of traineeship programs. Examples of traineeship opportunities that may be available are:

  • Automotive Retail
  • Building and Construction
  • Business and Clerical
  • Child Care
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Public Sector
  • Retail Services
  • Transport and Logistics

Subject to a successful application.

As traineeships depend on employment contracts, participation cannot be guaranteed.