Years 11 & 12 focus on flourishing in subject areas that have become passions. These years are the culmination of preparation during the compulsory years of schooling. Years 11 & 12 are considered to be post-compulsory years of education, and although Citipointe has a very high retention rate from Year 8 through to Year 12, progress to the Senior years is not automatic and certain requirements must be met.
Curriculum in these years is aligned to the Queensland Studies Authority for Years 11 & 12 in 2018/2019 and the new Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance system under the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority, for Years 11 & 12 in 2019/2020, implemented in Year 11 in 2019.
The College reaffirms that its major commitment within the post-compulsory years of schooling is to a traditional academic education. In addition, the College makes provision for those students who prefer to pursue vocational subjects, within the Careerstart program.
SUBJECT INFORMATION FOR YEAR 11 2018 and YEAR 12 2019
Senior students are required to choose 6 subjects for study in Year 11. All students participate in CHRISTIAN STUDIES, CHAPEL & SPORT, and an ENGLISH and a MATHS subject are compulsory. Students may not drop subjects in Year 11. Changes of subjects must be requested through a student interview with the Director of Studies, only at the end of semester, and parents must complete a Change of Course Form, available from the Director of Studies.
Students in Year 11 2018 and Year 12 2019 will complete their Senior schooling under the present Queensland Studies Authority OP system.
There are three curriculum pathways in Senior Years of Schooling:
- MAINSTREAM – academic OP/Queensland Certificate of Education tertiary study
- BLEND – academic & vocational OP/QCE tertiary study, work, traineeships, apprenticeships
- CAREERSTART – vocational QCE work, traineeships, apprenticeships
Students must study English and Maths, and choose 4 electives from the Learning Areas of Arts, Business, Geography, History, HPE, Languages, Science, and Technology. College subjects of Christian Studies, Chapel and Sport continue, as well as the weekly Queensland Core Skills Tests preparation lesson.
For information on subjects offered in Years 11/12, please refer to the Senior Academic Handbook.