Curriculum - OP Pathway

Year 10 provides both a continuation of our broad curriculum as well as additional opportunities for students to begin moving towards their likely learning pathway through Years 11 and 12. In Year 10, identified students are able to access academic extension programs (through "Velocitas" – classes for academically talented students in Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities) as well as explore a wide range of career and vocational options through the SET (Senior Education and Training) Plan process.

Staff are experienced in recognising different learning styles and, through an extensive professional development program, well equipped to offer a variety of activities designed to engage students.

The college offers students personalised pathways through Years 11 and 12. All students must participate in our Friday sport program and all students are required to study:

  • Christian Studies
  • English or English Communication
  • Mathematics A or Mathematics B or Prevocational Mathematics.

In Years 11 and 12 our students follow either the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority OP program, Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority non-OP program, a personalised vocational program, or pre-university programs including Griffith Connect and Bond University programs.

OP Pathway

OP students study 5 to 6 Authority Subjects. Authority Subjects are based on QCAA syllabus documents for each subject. Schools are required to write comprehensive work programs for each subject and these are reviewed and accredited by the QCAA. Results in these subjects are used as the basis for the Overall Position Score (OP). Standards are moderated by review panels appointed by the QCAA.

OP students are strongly encouraged to consider Mathematics C, German, Japanese, Accounting, Ancient History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Legal Studies and Modern History because some universities offer bonus QTAC points for these subjects. Students considering overseas studies at, for example, a American university should consider studying the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics A or B
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • History, Geography, Economics

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