Secondary School

Middle School Curriculum

Year 7 to Year 9

At St James Lutheran College, we acknowledge the unique needs of learners in the Middle School, and have therefore designed our curriculum program to meet the needs of adolescents for a sense of belonging and an inquiry-based learning environment, as well as opportunities to work as corporate beings in a group context and engage their creative sensibilities.

The core curriculum offering in the Middle School comprises of;

  • Christian Studies
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities (History/Geography)
  • Health and Physical Education

Year 8 and 9 students select three of the following elective subjects per semester.

  • Language Other Than English (LOTE) – Japanese (Year Long)
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Visual Arts
  • Design & Technology
  • Hospitality
  • Sports Excellence
  • Digital Technologies
  • Marine Studies
  • Photography
  • Agricultural and Environmental Science
  • Robotics
  • Outdoor Education
  • Business Studies
  • Fabrics

Senior School Curriculum (Year 10 to Year 12)

In 2020, 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) syllabuses.

YEAR 10 Throughout Year 10 students will engage in the following core subjects; 

  • Christian Studies 
  • English 
  • Mathematics

Students will then select a total of eight electives to complete over the course of two semesters. These courses are based on the new ATAR curriculum syllabus as a Semester 1 unit of work: 


  • Aquatic Practices                     
  • Business Studies                     
  • Dance in Practice                     
  • Drama in Practice                     
  • Early Childhood Studies           
  • Engineering Skills        
  • Recreation       
  • Science in Practice       
  • Visual Arts in Practice   


  • Cert II in Engineering Pathways
  • Cert II In Hospitality

YEAR 11 & 12 - SENIOR SCHOOL COURSES OF STUDY *Subject to change and availability. Contact the College for up to date information 


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 to 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.

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