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Senior Secondary

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Senior Schooling

Our Senior Schooling at Murrumba State Secondary College consists of Years 10, 11 and 12. Year 10 students take part in our Stepping Up Ceremony as part of our College culture to signal their journey into the start of Senior Schooling.

Year 10 students are completing the final stages of the Australian Curriculum (ACARA) in preparation for Years 11 and 12.

In Year 10, students participate in a process to complete a Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan. This SET Plan outlines the specific targets and goals for their senior years and beyond.

Year 11 and 12 students study six subjects. In addition to an English subject and a Mathematics subject, students choose four more subjects from a large range of subjects. Students select four subjects from a comprehensive range of courses in line with their strengths, interests and future pathways.  Students may study General Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) subjects or select from a range of Applied subjects, or Vocational Education and Training (VET) options.

After completing their Year 10, students enter a range of learning options that contribute to them achieving a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority makes syllabus materials and resources available for students to access on the QCAA website.

At the end of Year 12, eligible students will be issued with a Senior Education Profile (SEP) by the QCAA, which includes the following: 

 

Senior Statement

The Senior Statement is a transcript of a student's learning account. The Senior Statement shows all QCE-contributing studies and the results achieved that may contribute to the award of a QCE. 

Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) 

The Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) is Queensland's senior school qualification, which is awarded to eligible students, usually at the end of Year 12.  

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Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA)

The Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA) recognises the achievements of students who are on individualised learning programs. To be eligible, students must have impairments or difficulties in learning that are not primarily due to socioeconomic, cultural or linguistic factors.

The QCAA provides the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC) with information about student achievement so that the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) can be calculated.

 

Information for parents and students on the application process for Tertiary entrance and an explanation of the new ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) system.

 

 

Vocational Education

Students in Year 11 and 12 can also undertake an external certificate qualification as a part of their Senior pathway.  

These include:

  • VET certificate II or higher qualifications through an approved provider (e.g. TAFE Queensland) 
  • school-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SAT) 
  • attending registered training organisations (RTO) 
  • work experience.  

These are available to all Year 11 and 12 students. In some cases, Year 10 students can access these pathways. 

 


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Last reviewed 06 August 2021
Last updated 06 August 2021