The Senior School curriculum builds upon the solid foundations laid by the academic programme offered in the Junior and Middle Schools and follows the Australian curriculum where appropriate.
All students are required to study Mathematics, English, Christian Living, Health and Physical Education, Science, Humanities (including History and Geography), Wonder ( an All Saints Initiative) and Futures (a career programme). The remaining academic disciplines of the Performing and Visual Arts, Technology, Business and Languages other than English are covered from a range of elective units.
Towards the end of Year 10 students are required to choose a course of study for Years 11 and 12. Various options are available:
Central to the Queensland assessment system for secondary students is the Queensland Core Skills Test (QCST). This exacting test, made up of four separate papers and held over two days, is based upon the 49 competencies highlighted by the Queensland curriculum. Students at All Saints attend specialist classes designed to help them succeed in the QCST.
Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority Studies
Queensland Studies Authority – Registered Subjects
Technology is an integral part of teaching and learning in the Senior School at All Saints Anglican School. Presently we have over 150 computers in laptop banks around the Senior School, six Electronic Learning Centres (ELCs) including specialist labs for Business, Graphics and PE, the ongoing rollout of electronic whiteboards, and wireless connectivity for those students who choose to bring their own device.
From 2017, All Saints will begin to rollout a one-to-one plan (one device for each student) for all students in Years 10, and eventually all Senior School students by 2019. Students will receive a laptop in Year 10 and retain this laptop throughout their senior schooling. The One-to-One Programme will ensure an appropriate tool is provided to allow students to be the best they can be, and support teachers in this endeavour.
A range of vocational certificates are also available for those students who prefer a more practical approach to their learning. Students may also complete School-based traineeships and apprenticeships or study certificates in other fields through external training providers. Hospitality, Live Production and Business certificates are offered on campus.