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Senior school

Years 10, 11 and 12 begin to refine student focus onto successful pathways to industry, further education or employment. 

Year 10 Curriculum Overview

Year 10 is designed as a transition year, and students are introduced to increasing complexity and senior assessment criteria.
Subjects ​Terms ​70min Lessons/Week


Core Subjects ​ ​ ​

​English ​4 ​3
​Mathematics ​4 ​3
​Science ​4 ​3
​History & Geography ​4 ​2
​Health & Physical Education ​4 ​2

Elective Subjects

(Students choose two(2) from this list)

​Animal Studies


Business Studies



Home Economics

Industrial Technology & Design (IDT)










At Oakey State High School, Senior Students are able to select "multiple pathways" to their chosen career. 
This may include:
Qualification for Tertiary Entrance
  • Study at least 5 Authority subjects
Training & Employment
  • Study any combination of Authority, Authority Registered and Vocational Educational & Training subjects
  • Select a School-based Traineeship or Apprenticeship. A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SAT) is a legally binding contract of training and employment enabling students to work towards a vocational qualification whilst studying for their Senior Certificate and undertaking paid work. 

Here are the subjects:


​Authority Subjects ​Authority Registered Subjects ​Vocational Educational & Trainig Subjects


​Agricultural Practices

​Certificate I in Business
​Aerospace ​Business ​Certificate I in Construction
​Agricultural Science ​Building & Construction skills ​Certificate I in Hospitality
​Biology ​Drama in Practice ​Certificate I in Information, Digital Media & Technology ​

​Business Communication & Technology

​Early Childhood Studies

​​Certificate I in Information, Digital Media & Technology ​ ​
​Chemistry ​Engineering Skills ​Certificate II in Business
​Drama ​English Communication ​Certificate II in Engineering Pathways
​Engineering Technology ​Furnishing Skills ​Certificate II in Furniture Making
​English ​Industrial Graphics Skills ​ Certificate II in Hospitality
​Geography ​Industrial Technology Skills
​Graphics ​Music in Practice
​History - Modern ​Recreation
​History - Ancient ​Prevocational Mathematics
​Home Economics ​Science in Practice
​Mathematics A ​Social & Community Studies
​Mathematics B ​Visual Arts in ractice
​Physical Education
​Visual Art



1.     Students must study:
        English or English Communication
        Mathematics A or Mathematics B or Prevocational Mathematics
2.     Students may elect to study an alternate subject not offered by Oakey State High School through the Brisbane School of Distance Education (e.g. Economics, Legal Studies, Mathematics C etc.).
3.     Year 12 students MUST be in full attendance up to and including Friday, 17 November 2017 (set by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority) to be eligible for a Queensland Certificate of Education.
4.     Year 10 and Year 11 students must attend until Friday, 24 November 2017.