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Senior School

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We have a very diverse senior curriculum as outlined in the senior curriculum handbook. Please refer to this handbook for more detailed information on the subjects available. There are five types of  senior subjects which are offered throughout the senior phase of learning.

https://parkridgeshs.eq.edu.au/supportandresources/formsanddocuments/documents/subject%20selections/seniorcurriculumhandbook.pdf

  • General Subjects
  • Applied Subjects
  • VET Courses
  • Off-Campus Opportunities
  • Recognised Studies

General Subjects

  • delivered from the state wide syllabus developed by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA).
  • have internal assessment items endorsed by the QCAA
  • have standards of assessment reviewed and accredited by the QCAA.
  • Have external assessment items conducted Term 4 yr 12.
  • contribute to a student’s eligibility for tertiary entrance.
  • are recorded on the Senior Statement and the School Exit Statement.

Applied Subjects

  • are derived from Applied Syllabus developed by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA).
  • are vocationally oriented
  • have study plans approved by the QCAA.
  • Only one Applied subject may contribute to a student’s eligibility for tertiary entrance
  • are recorded on the Senior Statement and the School Exit Statement.

VET courses

  • carry a National Accreditation at a specific level of competence.
  • result in the issue of a specific certificate upon successful completion of all the units of competency.
  • One Certificate III or higher qualification can contribute to a student’s eligibility for tertiary entrance.
  • do contribute to credits for the QCE (up to 8 points for a Certificate III or higher Course).
  • can be delivered by any Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Off-Campus Opportunities

 

Great opportunities for students - Start your dream career pathway while still at school!

Study on campus or study off campus.

There are many opportunities for Park Ridge High School students.

School based traineeships & apprenticeships

This program is offered to students in Years 10, 11 and 12. It is designed for students who know what they want to do e.g. hairdresser or panel beater.

How do you find a placement?

We have a vacancy board where any vacancies we have are available or students can self canvas appropriate employers in their chosen industry.

Students need to have an up to date resume.

How does it work?

Students attend their work place one day during the week as well as school holidays. Their training will take place in the work place and also during holidays at College.

Students also gain QCE credit points.

This is not an ideal pathway for a student aiming for a high tertiary entrance score.

Skills tech and TAFE course

These opportunities are offered to Year 10 and 11 students in Term 3 for courses starting the following year.

These include courses such as:

  • Certificate II in Furnishings
  • Certificate II in Automotive
  • Certificate II in Hairdressing
  • Certificate II in Health Support

These courses require a student to attend a Tafe/Skills Tech campus, one day a week for 12 months and complete their Certificate. They will gain QCE points as part of their school curriculum.


Recognised studies

  • are developed by external organisations such as Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) or Trinity College according to their specific rules
  • may be studied as part of the Park Ridge State High School curriculum or may be studied privately
  • do NOT contribute to a student’s eligibility for tertiary entrance
  • are recorded on the Senior Statement but not on the School Exit Statement
  • can contribute to the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).


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Last reviewed 11 December 2019
Last updated 11 December 2019