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 Year 11 Offerings

​‘Stand 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 life.

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.

All Year 11 and 12 students must study one of:

    (A) Study of Religion or Religion and Ethics

    (B) English or English Communication 

and select another four (4) subjects from the subject selection list provided in the Senior Subject Selection Handbook (outlined below):

Accounting Information Processing Technology
Ancient History Information Technology Systems
Biology Industrial Technology Studies
Business Communication and Technologies Japanese
Business Management Legal Studies​
Business Tourism Manufacturing
Chemistry Mathematics A
Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care Mathematics B
Creative Arts
Mathematics C
Dance Modern History
Drama Music
Fashion
Physical Education
Film, TV & New Media
Physics
Graphics Prevocational Mathematics
Health Education Science 21
Hospitality (4 Sem)​​​ Technology Studies
Hospitality Studies Visual Arts
  
 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.
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