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

In Years 11 and 12, students follow the guidelines for senior studies set by the Queensland Studies Authority. In doing this, students may choose the OP Eligible Pathway or the Vocational and Tertiary Pathway. Both pathways may lead to tertiary studies. Studies in English or English Communication, Mathematics (either Mathematics A, Mathematics B or Pre-vocational Mathematics), and Religious and Values Education are compulsory for all students completing Years 11 and 12.

Year 11 & 12 Handbook 2017

In addition to these compulsory subjects, students choose four subjects from the following list:

  • Accounting

  • Biology

  • Certificate II in Information Technology

  • Diploma of Business (offered by an external RTO)

  • Certificate II in Fashion

  • Chemistry

  • Chinese

  • Drama

  • Economics

  • English Extension – offered in Year 12

  • French ​ ​

  • German

  • Geography

  • Graphics

  • Home Economics

  • Japanese

  • Mathematics C

  • Modern History

  • Music

  • Music Extension – offered in Year 12

  • Physical Education

  • Physics

  • Visual Art

  • Distance Education - options. 

2018 curriculum handbooks

Year 7 2018

Year 8 2018