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.
The Year 10 curriculum offered at All Saints aims to ensure that all students continue to receive a balanced education. The Year 10 course of study will run for three terms, with the fourth term being the beginning of their Year 11 studies. Students will choose their subjects for fourth term at the start of term three 2019 after experiencing the majority of their Year 10 subjects.
There are THREE compulsory courses in Year 10; English, Mathematics and Rotation. These consist of one line (4 lessons) of each English and Mathematics and a third line, called Rotation, that includes Physical Education (two lessons), Christian Living (one lesson) and one other lesson that alternates between a careers-based Futures programme and the Wonder Project - an All Saints initiative. This leaves four lines each for three terms, meaning students will have 12 units to choose. Of these 12 units, students must choose two of the three main Science subjects, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and two of the three main Humanities subjects, Ancient History, Geography and Modern History. These each run for one term. Your remaining 8 units can be chosen from the other 25+ elective subjects on offer.
At the start of Term 3, 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.
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, Business, Sport and Recreation, and Visual Art certificates are offered on campus. Other options are also available through external providers.
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 2019, all Senior School students will be part of the one-to-one computing programme. Students will receive a laptop at the start of 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.