Students must choose ONE subject from each of the following disciplines:

  • Design and Technology (semester based)
  • Digital Technology (semester based)
  • Languages* (full year)
  • Performing Arts (semester based)
  • Visual Arts (semester based)

*The only exception is for those students who are currently enrolled in, or approved for entry in Year 8, to the Functional Literacy Intervention Programme or Learning Support classes.

All subjects are completed in TWO periods per week.

Please refer to the table below for the Design and Technology subjects offered. Please note, you may only choose ONE subject.

By clicking on the name of the course you can navigate to the individual subject page.

Discipline Subject Duration How many can I pick?
Design and Technology Design Semester Choose ONE
Foods
Textiles

At Mercedes College we only offer ONE subject called Digital Technologies. To access further information about this subject please click HERE.

Please refer to the table below for the Languages subjects offered. Students continue with the same language they studied in Yr 7. Please note, you may only choose ONE subject. The only exception is for those students who are currently enrolled in, or approved for entry in Year 8, to the Functional Literacy Programme or Learning Support classes.

By clicking on the name of the course you can navigate to the individual subject page.

Discipline Subject Duration How many can I pick?
Languages French Year long Choose ONE
Italian

With approval from the Inclusive Education department, students may enter the Functional Literacy Intervention Programme (FLP) or Learning Support classes instead of a Languages subject.

By clicking on the name of the course you can navigate to the individual subject page. Alternatively, to access the list of all Year 8 elective subjects please click HERE.

Discipline Subject Duration How many can I pick?
Inclusive Education FLIP Year long Determined by College
Learning Support

Please refer to the table below for the Performing Arts subjects offered. Please note, you may only choose ONE subject.

By clicking on the name of the course you can navigate to the individual subject page.

Discipline Subject Duration How many can I pick?
Performing Arts Music Semester Choose ONE
Drama

Please refer to the table below for the Visual Arts subjects offered. Please note you may only choose ONE subject.

By clicking on the name of the course you can navigate to the individual subject page.

Discipline Subject Duration How many can I pick?
Visual Arts Media Semester Choose ONE
Visual Art

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