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Senior secondary

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The Senior Secondary curriculum at Corinda offers students a broad range of pathways to their future career. 

The vision driving our School is to 'Exceed Your Expectations'. To achieve this vision, it is our aim to support all students to best address their educational experiences to effectively facilitate their pathways into further learning or earning.  

Senior Secondary schooling will assist students in achieving this shared vision by facilitating involvement in the following programs.

Senior academic programs

A full range of authority subjects are offered in the Senior School including:

General SubjectsApplied Subjects
EnglishEnglish, English as an Additional Language, LiteratureEssential Mathematics
Mathematics

General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics

Essential Mathematics
ScienceBiology, Chemistry, PhysicsScience in Practice
HumanitiesAccounting, Ancient History, Economics, Geography, Legal Studies, Modern History, Philosophy and ReasonSocial and Community Studies
Health and Physical EducationHealth, Physical EducationSport and Recreation
The ArtsDance, Drama, Music, Music Extension (Composition), Music Extension (Musicology), Music Extension (Performance), Visual Art
Dance in Practice, Media Arts in Practice, Music in Practice, Visual Arts in Practice
LanguagesChinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Industrial TechnologiesDesign, Engineering
Furnishing Skills, Industrial Graphics Skills, Building & Construction Skills, Industrial Technology Skills

Digital Technologies and Business

Digital SolutionsBusiness Studies

Service Industries and Food Technology

Food and NutritionHospitality Practices, Agricultural Practices
 

Full descriptors of all these subjects can be found in the Senior curriculum handbook.

Vocational training

We are a Registered Training Organisation and this registration enables the school to deliver certificate qualifications across a number of curriculum areas.  Below is a list of our scope of registration as a school provider as well as Vocational Courses we offer in partnerships with other Registered Training Providers:

Registered Training OrganisationsCourses
Blue Dog Training

Certificate I in Construction
Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

Tafe QLD

Certificate II in Electrotechnology
Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
Certificate III in Laboratory Skills (Includes Cert II in Sampling and Measurement)

Certificate II in Plumbing

Glenala
Certificate II in Logistics
Connect and GrowMater Education Dual Health Certificate Program (Certificate II in Health Support Services and Certificate III in Health Services Assistance)
Binnacle Training

Certificate III in Fitness
Certificate III in Fitness (Football Excellence)

QLD Agricultural Training CollegesCertificate II in Rural Operations
Training Direct AustraliaCertificate II and III in Hospitality
RAWCertificate III in Dance
Train Assess AustraliaDiploma of Business
Corinda SHS

Certificate I in Hospitality
Certificate II in Active Volunteering
Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways
Tennis Program of Excellence

Academic coaching

Our students are exposed to a variety of programs from Year 8 which enable them to develop their Set Plan into a dynamic document, of which they have the opportunity to revise and reflect at various stages. Set Plans are now recorded electronically on ‘One school’ so can therefore be accessed at any time by both students and parents. For more information, refer to the Academic Coaching page.

Student support

Through Senior Schooling there is a coordinated support network to address specific parental and student concerns that may impact on school academic performance, student behaviour or student wellbeing. Internally, the school utilises the expertise of its Guidance Officers, Year Level Coordinators and Student Support Teacher to manage these issues. There are personnel who make regular visits to school to lend more tailored support. These include the School Nurse, the School Chaplain, our Youth Support Coordinator and Youth Pathways Liaison Officer. The school also accesses a myriad of agencies outside the school to handle particular student issues and support those most in need.

Free resource

Zan Fairweather has published a free resource for senior students highlighting strategies to help students to achieve their best results when completing senior. This Being your best handbook (PDF, 493KB) provides details in regards to assignment preparation, studying tips and hints in regards to exams as well as homework. This handbook also identifies information to students to manage their health, family, friends and support information with completing job applications and getting ready for QTAC.

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Last reviewed 24 May 2019
Last updated 24 May 2019