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Senior secondary

Caboolture State High School offers a wide range of subjects to cover a diverse range of student abilities, skills and interests. This high degree of flexibility and choice, combined with excellent facilities and resources, provides ample opportunity for every student to experience success and to pursue multiple worthwhile pathways to the future.

The study options available include:

  • authority subjects (preparation for tertiary entrance)
  • authority-registered subjects (practical/skilled based subjects)
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) certificate courses (direct entry into the workforce or for further education and training)
  • a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship
  • recognised subjects/courses from Training and Further Education (TAFE) and universities
  • a combination of the above.

Our tertiary-bound students must study at least five authority subjects and sit for the Queensland Core Skills (QCS) test in order to qualify for an Overall Position (OP) to gain entry into their elected proposed courses. The school conducts an extensive QCS preparation program in years 11 and 12 to focus on the strategies needed to maximise student performance on the QCS test.

The students’ courses of study are ultimately very flexible and can be changed as needs dictate. For most students, however, their initial choice will be the basis for a program of learning which will make them eligible to attain a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or a Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA).

Year 10 is seen as a bridging year from middle school to senior studies and is a time when students are exposed to more independent learning strategies and the rigour expected of year 11 and 12 subjects. In year 10, students are encouraged to plan and commit to a two year course of study for years 11 and 12. To facilitate this, all year 10 students complete a Senior Education and Training (SET) plan. The SET plan helps the students work towards their goals in their senior years of schooling as well as their plans for further study or the world of work.