The Senior Phase of Learning (Years 11 and 12) provides the ideal environment for students to take on greater responsibility for their learning, with corresponding privileges.
The Senior Secondary program provides the positive, encouraging atmosphere of small class sizes and gives students opportunities to develop their individual gifts, in the context of an educational community striving to be faithful to God in all areas of life. Given the emphasis on formal qualifications in our society, the school recognises its responsibility to ensure that students, according to their gifts and vocational aspirations, attain success in Years 11 and 12, and that students requiring specific subjects for entry into Tertiary Institutions have the opportunity to gain these.
Year 11 and 12 students have access to a wide range of Queensland Study Authority and Authority-registered subjects including: Accounting, Biology, Building and Construction Studies, Chemistry, Creative Art (Visual Art Studies), Drama, English, English Communication, Hospitality Practices, Information and Communication Technology, Mathematics A, Mathematics B, Mathematics C, Modern History, Multi-strand Science, Music, Physics, Physical Education, Prevocational Mathematics and Visual Arts.
Each year, a very high percentage of our Year 12 graduates gain entry into their preferred university courses. Graduates of the College can be found studying in a range of faculties including Medicine, Pharmacy, Law, Occupational and Speech Therapies, Arts, Information Technology, Creative Arts, Engineering, Sciences, Education and Business, both at James Cook University here in Townsville and at other universities further afield.
Those students not wishing to pursue tertiary study may supplement their vocational studies by engaging in study with external providers such as the local Barrier Reef College of TAFE or Open Learning Institute of TAFE subject to availability and accessibility of appropriate courses. School-based apprenticeships and traineeships, and formal Work Experience programs are also considered an integral part of Senior Secondary study for many students at Annandale. The Secondary timetable is constructed to facilitate this flexibility.
Senior Secondary students play an important role in the life of the College providing leadership and support for younger students. Senior students are encouraged to set and maintain an excellent example for younger students to emulate and regular opportunities are provided for Senior students to interact with younger students, particularly those students in their first year in secondary school.
The Years 11 and 12 Subject Information Booklet is available on request.