Curriculum Offerings

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We believe that the College Curriculum is both positive and progressive as it responds to these new and emerging demands.  It presents students with a more flexible curriculum that still meets the mandatory demands of government.  It also enables students to have greater control over their own learning, as well as provide them with a solid foundation for their senior studies.

YEAR 7

In Year 7, students will study a range of Core and Elective subjects. The Core subjects (listed below) will be studied consistently throughout the year.  The remaining subjects are combined elective subjects, which are each studied for one term only.   This implies that by the end of Year 7, all  Year 7 students would have been exposed to all elective subjects.

CORE SUBJECTS:    English, Religious Education, Health and Physical Education; Mathematics; Science, History/Geography. 

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS:  Visual Art, Drama, ITD, Home Economics, Business & Civics, Spanish, Music, Digital Technologies.

YEAR 8 

Currently in Year 8, students study a range of Core and Elective subjects. Core subjects (listed below) are studied consistently throughout the year. The remaining subjects are combined elective subjects, which are studied on a semester basis. This means that students spend a significant proportion of their learning developing key skills in core subject areas. With a rotated choice of electives, they also have the opportunity to experience some variety and experience some elective subjects which will aid decision making of subject choice in following, subsequent years.    

CORE SUBJECTS:  English, Religious Education, Health and Physical Education; Mathematics; Science, History/Geography.  

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS:  Visual Art, Drama, ITD, Home Economics, Business & Civics, Spanish, Music, Digital Technologies.

YEAR 9

The Core subjects taught in Year 8 continue through into Year 9. Students also study two elective subjects on a semester rotation basis i.e. students are able to re-select elective subjects at the beginning of each new semester.

CORE SUBJECTS: English, Religious Education, History, Geography, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics, Science.

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS:  Visual Art, Drama, ITD, Home Economics, Business & Civics,  Music, Digital Technologies, Graphics.

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. 

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS:  Business & Civics, Visual Art, Drama, Industrial Technology and Design, Home Economics, Graphics, Senior Science Preparation, Digital Technologies

SENIOR SCHOOLING

In Year 11 and 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, Modern History, Physical Education, Physics, Visual Art, Mathematics C  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.):Arts in Practice, Industrial Technology Studies (ITS), 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.

The Learning Support Team at Assumption College caters for the individual needs of students who require additional educational support due to learning difficulties or diagnosed disabilities.  This support is met through the provision of both direct and indirect support to students, families and staff.  Through consultation with relevant specialists and school personnel, the Learning Support Teacher is able to provide additional support and implement intervention programmes to assist your child in their learning.

Subjects timetabled for the year 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.