Senior Curriculum

Subjects in Year 11 & 12 are generally studied over 4 semesters and the Levels of Achievement recorded on the Queensland Certificate of Education are based on student performance during the two years.
 
Subjects are of two kinds: Authority Subjects and Authority-registered Subjects.
 
AUTHORITY SUBJECTS are those for which the School's work programs are accredited by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) and are based on approved syllabuses. These subjects count towards a student's Overall Position (OP).
 
AUTHORITY-REGISTERED SUBJECTS are those other than Authority subjects, for which the Authority has accredited the School's Study Plans. These subjects do not count towards an Overall Position (OP) but may count towards a Tertiary Entrance Rank.
The selection of senior subjects is an important and critical process involving the student, parents and teaching staff. Careful selection of subjects expands future tertiary opportunities for a student's academic and vocational future. Pathway options include OP and rank courses, traineeships and apprenticeships which provide students with entry to university, TAFE, private training organisations and the work force.
 
Senior Subjects
 
A. AUTHORITY SUBJECTS (Five required for Tertiary Entrance)
Accounting
Biological Science
Business Communications & Technology
Chemistry
Chinese
Drama
English
Film, Television & New Media
Geography
Ancient History
Modern History
Home Economics
Information Technology Systems
Japanese
Mathematics A
Mathematics B
Mathematics C
Music
Physical Education
Physics
Study of Religion
Visual Art
 
B. AUTHORITY REGISTERED SUBJECTS
English Communication
Prevocational Mathematics
Business
Hospitality
Music Studies
Drama Studies
Visual Art Studies
 
C. OPTIONAL COURSES
Hospitality (Operations)
Child Care
Travel & Tourism
Senior First Aid
Certificate II in Work Education
Certificate III in Community Services (Aged Care)
Certificate III in Business
Certificate III in Active Volunteering
Selection depends on student interest and availability of courses through Registered Training Organisations (e.g. TAFE).
 
D. SCHOOL-BASED TRAINEESHIPS AND APPRENTICESHIPS