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Senior Schooling

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

Year 11​ & 12 Curriculum Overview

At Oakey State High School, Senior Students are able to select from "multiple pathways" to their chosen career. 
This may include:
 

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) eligibility

The calculation of an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) will be based on a student's:

  • best five General subject results or
  • best results in a combination of four General subject results plus an Applied subject result
  • best results in a combination of four General subject results plus a Certificate III or higher VET qualification

The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) has responsibility for ATAR calculations.

English requirement

Eligibility for an ATAR will require satisfactory completion of a QCAA English subject.

Satisfactory completion will require students to attain a result that is equivalent to a Sound Level of Achievement in one of five subjects — English, Essential English, Literature, English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language.

While students must meet this standard to be eligible to receive an ATAR, it is not mandatory for a student's English result to be included in the calculation of their ATAR.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

At Oakey State High School, students can access VET in the following ways:

  • OSHS is a registered training organisation (RTO) and offers qualifications on-site
  • OSHS has third-party arrangements with an external providers who are RTOs
  • OSHS offers opportunities for students to undertake school-based apprenticeships or traineeships
  • OSHS supports students to enrol through TAFE at School while still at school

Training & Employment

  • Study any combination of General subjects, Applied subjects, and Vocational Educational & Training qualifications
  • 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. 

Subjects:

​​​​General Subjects
Applied Subjects​
VET
​Accounting 
​Agricultural Practices
​Certificate II in Hospitality (OSHS RTO)
​Agricultural Science
​Business Studies
​Certificate I in Construction (Blue Dog RTO - VETiS)
​Ancient History
​Drama in Practice
​Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (Blue Dog RTO - VETiS)
​Biology
​Early Childhood Studies
​Certificate II in Salon Assistant (TAFE RTO - VETiS)
​Business
​Essential English
Chemistry
​Essential Mathematics

​Drama
Furnishing Skills

​English
​Industrial Graphics Skills

​Food & Nutrition
​Industrial Technology Skills

​General Mathematics
​Information & Communication Technology

​Geography
Media Arts in Practice
​Health
Music in Practice

​Legal Studies
Science in Practice

​Mathematical Methods
Social & Community Studies

​Music
Sport & Recreation

​Physical Education
​Visual Arts in Practice

​Physics


​​Visual Art


Notes:

  1. Students must study: a) English or Essential English and b) General Mathematics , Mathematical Methods, or Essentials Mathematics.
  2. Students may elect to study an alternate subject not offered by Oakey State High School through the Brisbane School of Distance Education.
  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.


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Last reviewed 03 June 2021
Last updated 03 June 2021