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Senior secondary

Years 10 to 12

Senior curriculum

The senior curriculum is organised into faculties:

  • World and Change (English, Languages, Humanities)
  • Research and Discovery (Maths and Science)
  • Design and Production (Arts, Technical Arts)
  • Enterprise and Innovation (Business, IT)
  • Health and Performance (Health, Phys. Ed, Sport)

This organisation reflects the topics of study, modes of delivery and processes of learning that are adopted to connect our students with their chosen learning pathways. Additionally students can elect to undertake Alternate Learning Options that allow the student to work with our community partners to individualise their senior program.

Senior pathway selection

The senior pathways selection handbooks are available from the Related links section.   

Academic good standing policy

At the core of the operations of Chancellor State College is the academic good standing, assessment and special considerations policy in the Senior School.

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) 

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority provides P to 12 syllabuses, assessment, reporting, testing, accreditation and certification services for Queensland schools.

QCS test publications

There are many publications and information documents available regarding the Queensland Core Skills Test.

QCS test handbook provides information about policies and procedures, administration, marking, reporting and special provisions.

Past test papers and response sheets can be purchased from QSA.

Blank response sheets for the multiple choice test papers are available to download.

Retrospectives - this yearly publication provides feedback on the QCS Test and students' responses.

Information for students

Exit lines - a magazine for Year 12 students with information on senior studies and post-school options.

All you need to know about the QCS Test 2010 (PDF, 1.1 MB) - for year 12 students, this publication includes sample test items and responses.

Schools receive copies for distribution early in the year.

About the QCS Test 2008 (PDF, 330 KB) - A general information leaflet distributed to Year 11 students.

Common Curriculum Elements (PDF, 63 KB) - The generic skills tested in the QCS test.    

Alternate Learning Options

Alternate Learning Options offer flexibility in how senior students access learning opportunities. The Wednesday program has been designed to include a time allocation for students and their individually organised ALO's.

ALO's that students are undertaking include:

  • Traineeships / Apprenticeships / Work Placement
  • Individual sports training
  • Music Tuition
  • Dance Tuition
  • Virtual Schooling
  • HEADSTART program
  • USC Library (Student directed learning – quiet independent work with access to USC resources)
  • ICT Courses
  • Work
  • Study at Home

Other ALOs could include:

  • TAFE and Private Training Courses
  • Community Projects
  • Structured Workplace Learning

These options must be negotiated with the College. Contact the Administration if you want further information about this program.

  • Year 10 subjects

    A list of subjects offered in year 10.

  • Year 11 and 12 subjects

    A list of subjects offered in year 11 and 12. Also check the Vocational education link to see a listing of VET courses offered.