Senior School Curriculum

(Year 10 to Year 12)

In 2017, St James Lutheran College will deliver a Senior School curriculum program with subject offerings that are based on the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) courses and the Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority (QCAA) syllabus.

Year 10

Throughout Year 10 students will engage in the following core subjects;
•    Christian Studies

•    English

•    Mathematics

•    Science (including Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Marine Biology)

•    HASS (History, Civics & Citizenship, Economics & Business and Geography) and

•    HPE (Health and PE).

The following elective subjects will also be offered of which students select three per semester.

•    Languages Other Than English (LOTE) – Japanese.
•    Sports Excellence, Outdoor Education
•    Visual Arts, Drama, Dance, Photography
•    Design &Technology, Hospitality, Digital Technologies, Fabrics, Robotics
•    Marine Science, Agricultural Science

Year 11 & 12 - Senior School Courses of Study

*Subject to change and availability.  Contact the College for up to date information

Core Subjects
•    English (OP) or English Communication (Non-OP)
•    Mathematics A or B
•    Prevocational Mathematics ( Non-OP)
•    Christian Studies or Kickstart (Cert III VET)

•    Ancient History (OP)
•    Biological Science (OP)
•    BCT (OP)  or Business Studies (Non-OP/ Cert II VET)
•    Chemistry (OP)
•    Dance (OP) or Dance in Practice (Non-OP)
•    Hospitality (VET - Cert II)
•    Japanese (OP)
•    Marine Studies (OP) or Aquatic Practices (Non-OP)
•    Mathematics C (OP)
•    Physical Education (OP) or Fitness (Cert III VET)
•    Physics (OP)
•    Outdoor Recreation (Cert II VET) or Recreation Studies (Non-OP)
•    Engineering (Cert II VET)
•    Visual Arts (OP) or Visual Arts in Practice (Non-OP)
•    Geography  (OP)
•    Legal Studies (OP)
•    Information Technology Systems (OP)
•    Science in Practice (Non-OP)

•    Early Childhood Studies (Cert II VET or Non-OP)

•    Drama (OP)

•    Justice Studies (Cert IV VET)



Vocational education and training (VET) is an option for students in Years 10-12. VET qualifications and options include;
•    Certificate I, Certificate II,  Certificate III, Certificate IV,
•    Diploma and Advanced Diploma, and
•    Traineeships and apprenticeships. 
These qualifications can contribute credit towards a Queensland Certificate of Education. Students who wish follow a vocational pathway will need to choose 6 subjects (solely Authority Registered OR a combination of Authority and Authority Registered OR/PLUS VET Qualifications OR a Traineeship /Apprenticeship.)


Students will be able to explore the world of work through Work Experience. Students will be placed in a work environment that has been negotiated between students, parents and the organising body (e.g School/SITE). Students will attend work hours as instructed by their employers for the period of work experience.