Senior Years

Developing a learning pathway to suit the needs and the ability of each individual is continued in the senior school (Years 11 and 12) at St Mary’s College.  The College offers academic and vocational pathways, with both offering the opportunity to qualify for a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).
Students planning to undertake tertiary study are able to plan a course of between five and six Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) subjects from those offered at the College.  Students must meet all requirements as outlined by the QCAA to be eligible to receive an OP score, used to determine entry into some Queensland tertiary institutions, or to be eligible for a range of other tertiary studies options.
Students who want a vocational focus in senior will find a well-structured vocational pathway at St Mary’s College.  We access a range of accredited certificate courses that are delivered at the Trade Training Centre or in conjunction with local TAFE College or other Registered Training Organisations.  Students who choose to undertake school based traineeships or apprenticeships within their studies may have a reduced workload to incorporate work-related training as part of their course.
More information regarding the actual subjects studied in a year level can be found in the curriculum handbooks and on the individual subject department pages.