Up and Stay Up’
The Curriculum Leader for Senior School has
challenged each student to make a positive contribution to Aquinas College by
‘Standing Up and Staying Up’ in 2015. This theme encourages students to
actively participate as Leaders in the senior school and to become positive role
models across the College community.
‘Stand Up and Stay Up’ also inspires our
students to strive to achieve their best academically. Students at Aquinas
College are provided with a diverse curriculum that focuses on our Culture of
Learning. Students are encouraged to actively engage in all aspects of College
The focus of Year 11 is to allow students
to tailor their own academic pathway. Students have been given extensive
guidance in selecting appropriate pathways and subjects to meet individual
needs. The opportunity for students to choose their curriculum allows them to shape
their own program to their own interests, abilities and future study pathways.
All students are encouraged to achieve their potential regardless of the
pathway chosen in Years 11 and 12.
Year 11 students construct
a course of study from a range of subjects, which are designed and moderated by
the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA), formerly the
Queensland Studies Authority (QSA). Students will normally study six QCAA
subjects for a total of four semesters in each.
Year 11 and 12 students must study one of:
(A) Study of Religion or Religion and
(B) English or English Communication
select another four (4) subjects from the subject selection list provided in
the Senior Subject Selection Handbook (outlined below):
||Information Technology Systems|
||Industrial Technology Studies|
|Business Communication and Technologies
|Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care
|Film, TV & New Media
|Hospitality (4 Sem)
Students can also select an alternative pathway in conjunction with their selected course of study. Students may apply for school based traineeships and apprenticeships or entry into some TAFE/Private Provider programs.