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Senior: Year 11-12

In Years 11 and 12 provide 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, either through a vocational pathway or ATAR for entry into Tertiary Institutions and higher education.

Year 11 and 12 students have access to a wide range of Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority General and Applied subjects as well as Vocational Certificate Courses including: Accounting, Biology, Building and Construction Studies, Chemistry, Digital Solutions, Drama, English, Essential English, Essential Mathematics, Hospitality Practices, General Mathematics, Information and Communication Technology, Mathematics Methods, Specialist Mathematics, Modern History, Science in Practice, Sport and Recreation (Cert II & III), Music, Physics, Physical Education, Visual Art and Visual Art Studies.  For more information about out senior subjects you can download the Senior Subject Selection Handbook on this page. 

Each year, a very high percentage of our Year 12 graduates gain entry into their preferred university courses 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 TAFE. School-based apprenticeships and traineeships, and formal Work Experience programs are also considered an integral part of Senior Secondary study and 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.