our college: SENIOR years

Curriculum ATAR Pathway

ATAR courses are designed for students who are typically aiming to enrol in a university course. Some ATAR courses are also suitable for students entering vocational pathways after school that require a higher level of preparation. ATAR is the main way students are measured for entry into most university programs in Australia.


Year 10 provides both a continuation of our broad curriculum as well as additional opportunities for students to begin moving towards their likely learning pathway through Years 11 and 12. In Year 10, students are able to explore a wide range of career and vocational options through the SET (Senior Education and Training) Plan process. These experiences help students to make important decisions about their future education, training and employment.

Staff are experienced in recognising different learning styles and, through an extensive professional development program, well equipped to offer a variety of activities designed to engage students.

You can read our Year 10 Curriculum Handbook below for more detailed information.



The college offers students personalised pathways through Years 11 and 12. All students must participate in our Friday sport program and all students are required to study:

In Years 11 and 12 our students choose a combination of subjects to suit their post school goals. General and extension subjects can be studied to qualify for an Australian Tertiary Entrance Rank (ATAR) which is used for direct entry into university. Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses lead to certification, work opportunities and further study in a chosen field. Applied courses provide students with a balanced education to prepare them for work, further study and adulthood.

You can read our Years 11/12 Curriculum Handbook for more detailed information:



ATAR students study 5 to 6 General Subjects. General Subjects are based on QCAA syllabus documents for each subject. Schools are required to write comprehensive work programs for each subject and these are reviewed and accredited by the QCAA. Results in these subjects are used as the basis for the ATAR calculation. Standards are moderated by review panels appointed by the QCAA.