Senior School Overview

YEAR 10

Year 10 students study a range of Core subjects, as well as two elective subjects. The core subjects enable students to continue their development of skills in key learning areas, whilst the range of elective subjects are aimed to introduce students to a variety of elective areas in preparation for choices in senior courses of study.

All Year 10 students participate in a Careers course which is timetabled at one period per week for the year. This allows students the opportunity to study job skills and career pathways, and engage in work experience, with particular emphasis on their own individual career pathway and the formulation of their own SET Plans.

CORE SUBJECTS: English; Mathematics; Religious Education; Science; History; Health and Physical Education; Careers.

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS: Business & Civics; Drama; Home Economics; Graphics; Industrial Design & Technology, Visual Art.

YEAR 11 AND 12

The College offered the following subjects to students in 2015. Subjects timetabled for 2016/2017 will be dependent upon the number of students who initially select particular subjects. The study of some subjects in Distance Education mode may be an option for some students. However costs for study in Distance Education are in the order of $1000 per subject per year.

All Year 11 students participate in a subject titled 'Senior Preparation' which is timetabled at one lesson per week for the year. During this time, students examine topics such as Study Skills, and skills for coping in Years 11 and 12. In Year 12 students undertake Queensland Core Skills Practice for one lesson per week.

Opportunities are also provided to students who wish to access courses offered at TAFE. The College's Program Leader (Careers and Vocational Education) liaises with students and TAFE to enhance these links.

In Years 11 and 12, all students are required to study either Religion & Ethics or Study of Religion; either English or English Communication; and either of Mathematics B or Mathematics A or Pre- Vocational Mathematics.

As well, students are required to select three (3) elective subjects from the lists below.

AUTHORITY SUBJECTS: Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Drama, Graphics, Home Economics, Hospitality Studies, Legal Studies, Modern History, Physical Education, Physics, Visual Art. Note: English, Study of Religion, Mathematics A and Mathematics B, all mentioned above, are all Authority subjects, and consequently can contribute towards the calculation of a student's OP score.

AUTHORITY - REGISTERED SUBJECTS (S.A.S.): Industrial Technology Studies (ITS), Business, Recreation, Hospitality Practices. Note: Religion and Ethics, English Communication and Pre-Vocational Mathematics, all mentioned above, are all Authority Registered Subjects, and consequently cannot contribute towards the calculation of a student's OP Score.

SCHOOL BASED APPRENTICESHIPS & TRAINEESHIPS (SATs)

Students may be eligible to undertake an Apprenticeship or Traineeship whilst still at school. These SATs (School-based Apprenticeships & Traineeships) provide students with work experience, skills and access to an industry recognised qualification, whilst still at school.

A traineeship takes two years to complete (usually during Years 11 and 12) and students graduate school with two years of work experience, as well as a possible Certificate Level Qualification in a particular industry. Apprenticeships take longer and often continue in a full-time capacity after Year 12.

Students usually spend one day at (paid) work each week, and another day completing studies at a TAFE or through a registered training organisation, whilst working on their school timetable for the remainder of the week.

The aims of SATs are to provide students an alternative pathway to their future.