Senior school

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Through a varied and engaging curriculum we are committed to creating many pathways for our students to achieve success. 

The Senior School curriculum is designed to provide all students with the opportunity to meet the requirements of the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

Year 10

The Year 10 curriculum provides a link between the Junior and the Senior school, helping students to succeed in Year 11 and 12. The Year 10 Curriculum consists of a combination of compulsory core and a set of elective subjects. This transition process is supported by subject selection predicated on prerequisites for the majority of subjects.

All Year 10 students study English and Mathematics.

The Year 10 subject selection booklet provides an overview of subjects offered and is available in the Document Library.

Senior Education and Training (SET) plan

During Year 10, students choose their pathway through the senior phase of learning. To finalise their learning plans, students and their parent/guardian will need to complete a senior education and training (SET) plan interview.

SET plans aim to help students make important decisions about their future education, training and employment.

The SET plan interviews will take place during term 3​ at the school.​

Year 11 and 12

Welcome to Senior 2024 Year 11 presentation (PDF-1.6mb)

Students in Year 11 and 12 study six subjects (either authority or authority-registered) which are certified by the QCAA. The study of English and Mathematics is compulsory for all students. See the learning policy.

While at school, students can gain credit towards or complete a Vocational, Education and Training (VET) qualifications which allows them to take up further study, providing an alternative pathway to university or move into the workforce on completion of Year 12.

Studying in Year 11 and 12 at Bribie Island State High School offers students:

An ATAR pathway (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank). An ATAR is can be used for university entrance;

  • A Vocational Studies pathway;
  • A rank pathway to further study;
  • A variety of Authority and Authority-Registered subjects;
  • Opportunities to study university level subjects for a small number of students who qualify;
  • School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships.

The senior subject selection booklet provides an overview of subjects offered and is available in the Document Library.

Tertiary aspirant program (TAP)

TAP aims to provide OP eligible students with the incentive to strive to continue study within the tertiary field and demystify university by:

  • Creating a greater awareness amongst students of university study options within South East Queensland;
  • Providing students with the information necessary to make an informed decision about Tertiary options ;
  • Providing students with the skills to successfully study at the tertiary level.

Vocational education

The senior school curriculum also contains a number of vocational education subjects which contain nationally recognised certificate courses. These courses are reviewed on an annual basis by industry to ensure that best practice is being delivered in the classroom.

​School – Industry Programs

An integral part of the Senior School program is the school industry program coordinated through the Vocational Education Training Liaison Office (VETLO). The VETLO provides students with multiple opportunities to access industry through provision of work experience, structured workplace learning and safety induction courses. Students may also be involved in School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships which are also coordinated through the VETLO.

​Vocational Educationand Training (VET) information:


The QCE is Queensland’s senior school qualification, which is awarded to eligible students usually at the end of Year 12. Every young Queenslander must be registered with the QCAA during the year before the young person's compulsory participation phase begins.


Monitoring progress – student connect learning accounts

When a student is registered, the QCAA opens a learning account for them. The learning account records details of learning and results of any completed studies. Students are able to access their learning account through the student connect website.



Effort and Behaviour Matrix


Support Team

Deputy Principal Senior School

Head of Department Senior Schooling

Guidance Officer

Head of Learning Community


Youth Support Officers


​AARA​​​​​ Application

Last reviewed 13 February 2024
Last updated 13 February 2024