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Senior secondary

Victoria Point State High School's Senior Secondary focus aims to support students and their families through the challenging and ever changing environment of Years 10, 11 and 12, as well as supporting a smooth transition for all students to an appropriate post schooling pathway. Senior students are supported by the HOD's  Teaching and Learning.

Assistance is offered regarding subject choices, subject changes, information about Overall Positions (OP), Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), Queensland Core Skills (QCS), work experience, part-time TAFE courses, school based traineeships and apprenticeships, and any other enquiries relating to life as a senior student.

As we move toward a new system of education, the new QCE and ATAR, seniors are able to seek guidance from HOD's Teaching and Learning and the Senior Deputy Principal.

Yea​r 10

Students in Year 10 - Semester 1, study six subjects; four core (English, Mathematics, Science, History/Geography) and two electives. 

Read the Year 10 Semester 1 Subject Guide (PDF, 835KB)  

In Year 10 - Semester 2; students study six subjects - an English, a Mathematics and four electives of their choosing.

Read the Senior Subject Guide (PDF, 1362KB)

Year 10 is designed as a transition or foundation year and introduces students to the subject matter, expectations and assessment types expected for successful completion of years 11 and 12. 

Years 1​1 and 12

Students in Year 11 and 12 must study six (6) subjects which will run for two (2) years each. All subjects and most Vocational Education and Training (VET) certificates are worth four (4) credits each (**Cert III Media and Certificate III Fitness may attract more than four credits).

All students in Year 11 and 12 must abide by the Senior Expectation Policy (completed during the year 10 SET-plan interview) at all times. All students and parents are encouraged to familiarise themselves with these expectations. 

Read the New QCAA Senior Subject Guide (PDF, 1362KB)

Senior online learning accounts

All students in Year 11 and 12 at Victoria Point State High School are expected to achieve a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). In order to do this, each student needs to earn twenty (20) credits which will be “banked” in an online  Learning Account.

​For more information contact our relevant staff​ member, Ms Mel Mason , Head of Department - Teaching and Learning Department.

Senior pathways

VPSHS offers two distinct pathways to students in Year 11 and 12: an QCE and ATAR pathway (University) and Vocational (TAFE, trade and employment).​​​​​​​​​

  • QCE and ATAR pathway

    Curriculum pathway for students wishing to progress to university by gaining a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and an Overall Position (OP).

  • QCE pathway

    For students intend on gaining a Queensland Certifcate of Education (QCE) and go directly into employment, TAFE, a traineeship or apprenticeship after school.