School Subjects

School Subjects

School subjects teach you lots of skills that you might use in the future, so it’s important to keep up with your school work and homework while you do Gateway.


  • You need to be able to count, measure, read gauges and do simple calculations in lots of different jobs
  • If you’re a baker you need to be able to weigh and measure ingredients
  • If you’re an engineers you need to calculate lengths, angles, areas and volumes
  • If you work in sales, you need to calculate GST, mark ups, profit


  • Good communication skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) will helps you in any field
  • For example, dealing with customers, listening to instructions, reading specifications and passing on information

Social Studies

  • In any workplace you will need to be able to work with people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Social studies give you the skills you need to understand where people are coming from and why they might do things differently


Science teaches you how the things around you work

  • As a baker you need to understand how yeast works in bread, why different ingredients act together differently, these are the things you learn about in chemistry
  • Butchers need to understand how an animal body fits together (and comes apart!), these are the things you learn in biology
  • Anybody who works with food needs to understand germs and how they can make you sick, this is also something you learn in biology
  • Engineers need to understand about pressure, force, friction and heat " these are the types of things you learn about in physics