Curriculum

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Senior School Curriculum 

Our curriculum provides learning opportunities that take into account the latest developments in brain research and effective teaching. We integrate technology across the curriculum.

In Year 7, students begin their high school academic program with the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Design and Innovation Studies, Geography, History, Religious and Values Education and Physical Education. They also choose a language and elective subjects, including Visual Art, Drama and Music. 

Year 7 Handbook 2017

In Year 8, students undertake a core program of English, Mathematics, Science, History, Design and Innovation Studies, Geography, Religious and Values Education and Physical Education. They also choose electives, including Languages, Drama, Elective Science, Music and Visual Art. 

Year 8 Handbook 2017

In Years 9 and 10, students are provided with more choice in their program. They continue to undertake studies in the core areas (English, Mathematics, Science, History, Physical Education, Civics and Religious and Values Education) and combine these with selections from a number of key learning areas. Subject units available include Business and Finance, Drama, Graphics, Health and Design Technology, Languages (Chinese, French, German, Japanese), Multimedia Productions, Music, Physical Education, Visual Art, Design Technology and Elective Science.

Year 9 & 10 Handbook 2017

From 2018, senior studies at St Aidan’s will commence in Semester Two of Year 10. In the senior years, students follow the guidelines for senior studies set by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA). In doing this, students may choose an ATAR Pathway or the Vocational and Tertiary Pathway. Both pathways may lead to tertiary studies. Studies in an English subject (English, Literature or Essential English), as well as Religious and Values Education are compulsory for all students completing Years 11 and 12. All students must also meet the numeracy requirements set down by the QCAA, either through the study of a Mathematics subject (General Mathematics or Mathematics Methods), or through a short course in Numeracy conducted during the Christmas holiday period.

Year 11 & 12 Handbook 2017

The 2018 handbook for senior studies commencing from Semester Two of Year 10 will be available in March 2018. Students will choose 6 subjects from the following list. Classes are offered subject to sufficient student interest expressed during subject selection:

  • Accounting

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Chinese

  • Digital Solutions

  • Diploma of Business (delivered by RTO and subject to co-payments)

  • Drama

  • Economics

  • English

  • Essential English (applied subject)

  • Fashion (applied subject)

  • French

  • General Mathematics

  • Hospitality Practices (applied subject)

  • Japanese

  • Literature

  • Mathematics Methods

  • Modern History

  • Music

  • Physical Education

  • Physics

  • Psychology

  • Specialist Mathematics

  • Visual Art

2018 curriculum handbooks

Year 7 2018

Year 8 2018

Year 10 2018 (Senior Handbook for curriculum change to ATAR from 2018 onwards)