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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.

Core Subjects

  3 lessons per week:

  • English
  • Advanced or Core Mathematics
  • Science

  2 lessons per week:

  • Health & Physical Education
  • Humanities

  1 lesson per week:

  • Care & Careers Program


    Choose 2 - each are 3 lessons per week

  • Agricultural Studies
  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Drama
  • Evironmental Studies
  • Graphics
  • Home Economics
  • Industrial Technology & Design (ITD)
  • Information Communication and Technology
  • Music​

  note: your weekly timetable will consist of 20 lessons


Year 11​ & 12 Curriculum Overview
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. 


​Authority Su​bjects ​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 and Mathematics A, 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. All students MUST be in full attendance up to and including the last day of school in term 4 (set by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority) to be eligible for a Queensland Certificate of Education.