Senior School

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.

Year 10

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.

Senior Secondary

Towards the end of Year 10 students are required to choose a course of study for Years 11 and 12. Various options are available:

  • Students may study five or six Authority subjects. The aim is to achieve an OP (Overall Position) issued by the QSA (Queensland Studies Authority) that will enable them to embark on the tertiary course of their choice;
  • Students may choose a combination of subjects and vocational education courses. By choosing these options students gain a tertiary entrance rank issued by QCAA (Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority), which will allow them to go on to further study at a Tertiary Level (University or TAFE);
  • School-Based Traineeships are also available to all students at Senior Secondary level, enabling them to undertake training and paid work in their chosen field whilst still completing their studies at school. After school, students can take on full time apprenticeships or move directly into the workplace.

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.

Years 11 and 12

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority Studies

Accounting
Ancient History
Biology
Business Management
Chemistry
Chinese
Drama
Economics
Engineering Technology
English
English Extension (Year 12 only)
English for ESL Learners
French
Geography
Graphics
Home Economics
Information Technology Systems
Japanese
Legal Studies
Mathematics A, B and C
Modern History
Music
Music Extension (Year 12)
Physics
Physical Education
Visual Art

Queensland Studies Authority – Registered Subjects

Creative Arts
Community and Social Studies
Manufacturing Technology Studies
English Communication
Recreational Studies
Prevocational Mathematics

Senior School Computing Programme

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.

Please click here to view more information on our Senior School One-to-One Computing Programme.

Please click here to view the Senior School One-to-One Computing Contract.

Vocational Education and Training

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.

Please click here to view the Senior School Reporting Glossary.