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 2018, 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

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: 


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 PATHWAYS

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.)

YEAR 10 WORK EXPERIENCE

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.