Senior School

YEAR 10

AREAS OF STUDY

Core Learning Areas

English, Mathematics, Science, Physical Activity and Humanities and Social Science (HSS) (History, Geography and Civics).

Electives

Electives are chosen from the KLAs (Key Learning Areas). Students study three (3) units

Art, Home Economics-Hospitality, Japanese, Spanish, Drama, Music, Agricultural Science, Business, Dance, Physical Education and Technology.

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Year Level Captains and Vice-Captains
  • Year Level Representatives on Committees such as The Arts, Health & Sports, Library, English, Maths/Science and Environment.
  • Year Level Student Council Representative for Student Councils including – ATSI, Boarding, Middle and Senior.

REPORTING

Term 1 – Diagnostic Interim Report;  Parent/Teacher/Student Learning Conversations
Term 2 – Written Progress Report
Term 3 – Diagnostic Interim Report, Parent/Teacher/Student Learning Conversations
Term 4 – Written Progress Report

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

Work Experience Week during Term 3

Information on subjects is available in the Middle School Information Guide available from Reception or download below.

 

YEAR 11 AND 12

SUBJECTS

  • Responding to the recent Government initiative Education Training Reforms for the Future (ETRF) and in recognition of the diverse nature of students in our care, the school offers vocational education alongside a broad general education.  The Vocational program will provide an alternative pathway to tertiary entrance via a combination of QCAA and vocational subjects.
  • Subject combinations are available according to subject selection lines, which are constructed after consultation with students.
  • Within timetable limitations, subject changes may be made at the end of a Semester.  Evidence of application to work and study in the subject being exited is required.  Parents and students are strongly advised to seek and follow staff guidance before requesting a subject change.  QCE, OP and Field eligibility must be checked every time a subject is changed.  All subject change requests require student and parent/guardian discussion before being approved by the Director of Learning.  This is a simple procedure able to be carried out at the School by the students.

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY OFFERED AT GIRLS GRAMMAR

Authority (QCAA) Subjects – (Count towards an OP for Tertiary entrance)

English / Extension English (Year 12 only) /
Mathematics A / Mathematics B / Mathematics C /
Modern History / Ancient History /
Home Economics /
Physics / Chemistry / Biology /
Visual Art / Drama / Dance / Music / Music Extension (Year 12 only)
Japanese
Physical Education /
Agricultural Science /
Legal Studies /
Business Communication and Technology /
Information Technology Systems

Authority Registered Subjects – (Count towards a Tertiary Rank)

Hospitality Practices
English Communication
Prevocational Mathematics

2018 Senior Subject Handbook

Year 11 2018 Subject Line Form

Year 12 2018 Subject Line Form

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Year 11

  • Year Level Captains
  • Year Level Representatives on Committees such as The Arts, Health & Sports, Library, English, Maths/Science and Environment.
  • Year Level Student Council Representative for Student Councils including – ATSI, Boarding, Middle and Senior

Year 12

  • Head Prefect – either the Helen E Downs Prefect or the Prue McKeague Prefect.
  • Prefect of a Student Council, House or Committee.
  • Year Level Representatives on Committees such as The Arts, Health & Sports, English, Library, Maths/Science and Environment.
  • Year Level Student Council Representative for Student Councils including – ATSI, Boarding, Middle and Senior

REPORTING

Term 1 – Diagnostic Interim Report; Parent/Student/Teacher Learning Conversations
Term 2 – Written Progress Report
Term 3 – Diagnostic Interim Report; Parent/Student/Teacher Learning Conversations
Term 4 – Written Progress Report

SENIOR EDUCATION PROFILE (SEP)

The SEP is awarded to all students. The SEP may include:

SENIOR STATEMENT
This is a transcript of the learning account for all students completing Year 12 at a school. It shows all studies and the results achieved that may contribute towards the award of a QCE. Students receive this in December from QCAA.

QUEENSLAND CERTIFICATE of EDUCATION (QCE)
The QCE is Queensland’s senior school qualification awarded to eligible students.

TERTIARY ENTRANCE STATEMENT
This statement shows the eligible student’s Overall Position (OP) and Field Positions (FPs). Rankings are used to determine eligibility for admission to tertiary courses. Students receive this in December.

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