Mercy College students in Glennon Gardens

Subject Areas & Handbooks

Mercy College students cooking in class

There are 11 Subject Areas students can choose from, which are listed on this page.

Subject Selection Handbooks

Resources Required

For a list of resources students need for their studies at Mercy College, download the Stationery List. Students are also required to bring an iPad and earphones to school each day. For more information about the iPad requirements visit the iPad Program page.

Subjects Offered

There are 11 Department Areas at Mercy College. Eight of these are derived from the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) Essential Learnings, Queensland Year 10 Guidelines and Australian National Curriculum. The other three are school-based Department areas. Each Department has a variety of sub-strands which can be selected.

As a Catholic School, Mercy College expects all students to study some Religious Education which is based on the Queensland Catholic Education Commission Syllabus.

Religious Education





  • History
  • Geography
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Economics and Business

Visual and the Performing Arts

  • Music
  • Media
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Visual Art
  • Band

Health and Physical Education

  • Health
  • Physical Activity
  • Personal Development


  • Japanese
  • French
  • Spanish

Design and Technology

  • Food (Cooking)
  • Textiles (Sewing)
  • Woodwork
  • Metalwork
  • Graphics
  • Robotics
  • Computing

Careers and VET

  • Work Experience
  • Work Education
  • Career Development Units

Across the Curriculum

  • Assignment Writing
  • English Experience
  • Life-skills Mathematics
  • Units for an Individual Education Program