Subjects and programs

​​​​​​​​​​​We would like to share a brief description of what each subject has to offer our students. The following pages will give an outline of the department's learning areas. For a more in-depth explanation of each subject the related links will help.

​​ Junior Secondary

Years 7, 8 and 9 will provide students with the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills in the core subjects while also pursuing studies in other key learning areas in which they have a particular interest.  These are important years as they provide the opportunity for students to explore preferences for future pathways in the senior phase of learning.​

​Core Subjects (Compulsory)
Elective Subjects
​Year 7
English, Maths, Science, History / Geography, HPE, LOTE (Italian, Japanese)

Compulsory 1 semester rotations:   

Digital Technology, 
Visual Arts

​Year 8
English, Maths, Science, History / Geography, HPE, LOTE (Italian, German, Japanese), Digital Technology (1 semester)
ARTS (x1 selection): 
Dance, Drama or Music

TECHNOLOGIES (x1 selection):   Design and Technology (compulsory for STEM Academy students) OR Food and Fibre ("Home Economics")

​Year 9
English, Maths, Science, History / Geography, HPE
Students select 2 electives

ARTS - Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts, Media Arts

HUMANITIES – Civic and Citizenship, Economics and Business

LANGUAGES - Italian, German and Japanese

TECHNOLOGIES – Digital Technology, Engineering Principles & Systems (Engineering & Design), Food & Fibre (Home Economics), Materials & Technology Specialisations (Furnishing)

Senior Secondary

The Senior Secondary Phase of Learning for Years 10 – 12 aims to set the highest standards of excellence while offering senior students' options to pursue either an academic or vocational pathway.

Year 10 students will prepare for SET Plans with the help of teachers and parents. These plans map out a young person's career and education goals and the learning options available to them in the Senior Phase of Learning.

After completing Year 10, students choose from a broader range of learning options that may lead to a:

  • Senior Statement

  • Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)

  • Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA)

  • Tertiary Entrance Statement - ATAR

  • VET Certificate qualification.

Students will also have a learning account created in which they can access their student portal. The student portal will help students plan their pathways to achieving a QCE by the end of Year 12 and explore further study, training and career options.​

​​General Subjects
​Applied Subjects
  • English

  • General Mathematics

  • Mathematical Methods

  • Specialist Mathematics 

  • Ancient History

  • Biology

  • Physical Education

  • Chemistry

  • Drama

  • Design

  • Digital Solutions

  • Economics

  • Physics

  • Food and Nutrition

  • Geography

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Modern History

  • Music Extension

  • Psychology

  • Visual Arts​

  • ​​Essential English

  • Essential Mathematics​

  • Agricultural Practices

  • Business Studies

  • Furnishing Skills

  • Industrial Technology Skills

  • Information and Communication Technology

  • Hospitality Practices

  • Media Arts in Practice

  • Social & Community Studies

  • Sport and Recreation

  • Tourism

  • Visual Arts in Practice​

  • ​Certificate III in Business - BSB30120 Binnacle Training RTO#31319

  • Diploma of Business - BSB50120 Prestige Service Training RTO#31981

  • Certificate III Fitness- SIS30321​ Binnacle Training RTO#31319

  • Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care - CHC30121 Cairns Training Academy RTO#30857

  • Certificate II Workplace Skills – BSB20120  Alexandra Hills State High School RTO#30209

  • Certificate II Engineering Pathways -  MEM20413   Skills Generation Pty Ltd  RTO# 41008 

  • Certificate III Aviation (Remote Pilot) -  AVI30419 Skills Generation Pty Ltd   RTO# 41008

  • Certificate I Construction CPC10120 -  My Industry Training RTO# 32452

  • Certificate II Construction Pathways - CPC20220   My Industry Training RTO# 32452​

  • Cert IV Justice Studies 1097NAT (RTO: 32123 Unity College)​

Last reviewed 13 June 2023
Last updated 13 June 2023