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Curriculum

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Centenary Heights State High School is a large school that is spread across three campuses. The main campus on Ramsay Street also houses the Special Education Program which addresses the needs of students with a range of disabilities. Students in this program are provided with the identified levels of support and Individual Learning Plans are implemented where appropriate.  The third campus is our Flexi School located on Chalk Drive. This campus offers an alternate education setting for students in Years 10, 11 and 12.

The main campus offers a varied curriculum which caters for the diverse needs, abilities and interests of our students. We have developed strong links with the Wilsonton Agricultural Field Study Centre for students wishing to undertake agricultural subjects. The Junior school (Years 7 - 10) aligns with the Australian Curriculum and offers an assortment of subjects across the eight key learning areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • The Arts
  • Technologies
  • Health and Physical Education

Year 7 & 8

In Years 7 and 8 students will study the core subjects (English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities) for the entire year. Health and Physical Education and Languages (Chinese and German) are studied on a semester basis. In Year 7 students rotate through Dance, Drama/Media and Digital Technology. Art, Home Economics and Music are studied for a term each in Year 8. Students work within a transition program during this time meaning that the core program is predominantly delivered by two teachers who work closely together throughout the year.

Year 9 & 10

Throughout Year 9 and 10 students once again study the core subjects (English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education and History). Students who excel in Maths and Science are also given the opportunity to participate in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) extension class. Year 9 students are also able to choose two electives which they will study for 18 months (until the end of semester 2, Year 10). The electives that students can choose from include:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Geography
  • Digital Technologies
  • Economics and Business
  • Food Studies
  • Languages (Chinese or German)
  • STEM
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Media Arts
  • Music
  • Shop A
  • Shop B
  • Visual Arts

For the semester 2, Year 10 students choose 'Taster' subjects which are a sample of the equivalent senior subject. This allows the students an opportunity to sample what the subject will involve, content, rigour and assessment mode, before choosing to study it for a two year period in senior. The taster subjects include:

  • English
  • Literature
  • Essential English
  • Essential Mathematics
  • General Mathematics
  • Mathematic Methods
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physic
  • Psychology
  • Science in Practice
  • Rural Operations
  • Physical Education
  • Health
  • Community Recreation
  • History (term rotations of modern and ancient)
  • Geography
  • Legal Studies
  • Social and Community Studies
  • Accounting, Business and Business Studies
  • Technology - Information Communication Technology & Digital Solutions
  • Building and Construction Skills
  • Engineering Skills
  • Engineering Technology
  • Furnishing Skills
  • Industrial Graphics
  • Chinese
  • German
  • Film, Television and New Media
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Visual Art
  • Visual Art in Practice
  • Hospitality

Year 11 & 12

In alignment with QCAA guidelines, our students are offered subjects across four syllabus types. Successful completion of General and Applied subjects contribute to both the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) and the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), however only one applied subject will contribute to the ATAR.

General Subjects

  • Accounting
  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Digital Solutions
  • Drama
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Film, Television and New Media
  • Geography
  • German
  • Health
  • Legal Studies
  • Literature
  • General Mathematics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Modern History
  • Music
  • Music Extension (Year 12 only)
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Visual Art

Applied Subjects

  • Building and Construction Skills
  • Drama in Practice
  • Engineering Skills
  • Essential English
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Furnishing Skills
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Industrial Graphics Skills
  • Social and Community Studies
  • Visual Arts in Practice

VET Certificate Courses

  • Certificate II in Rural Operations
  • Certificate II in Business
  • Certificate II in Music Industry
  • Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways
  • Certificate I In Information, Digital Media and Technology
  • Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement
  • Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
  • Certificate II in Hospitality

Other Programs

  • School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SATs)
  • Special Education Program
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Last reviewed 05 February 2020
Last updated 05 February 2020