Curriculum

St Mary’s College offers diverse and dynamic learning pathways to suit individuals. Programs of study are based on the Australian Curriculum or the appropriate Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) syllabus. The Religious Education Program is based on the Archdiocesan Religious Education Guidelines.

Middle Years Phase: Years 7 & 8

The Year 7 and 8 curriculum facilitates a smooth transition into secondary school while introducing students to a broad base of subjects. The curriculum includes Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages and Health and Physical Education. Students also study elective rotations in The Arts and Technologies.

Transition Years Phase: Years 9 & 10

Programs in Years 9 and 10 promote a healthy transition into Senior Education. Students in the Transition Years are given more opportunity to design their own course of study, choosing three electives each semester. The core subjects of Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Health and Physical Education complete their course of study, maintaining a broad base.

Senior Years Phase: Years 11 and 12

Our extensive curriculum in Years 11 and 12 includes ATAR eligible subjects, Certificate courses and a Vocational Education Program allowing students to choose the pathway which best suits them. Extension programs are offered in several areas, including Maths and English, to challenge students who excel. Working in partnership with Brisbane Catholic Education schools, subjects not offered on campus may be delivered online, giving our students access to broader curriculum choices.

Extension Opportunities

High achieving students are offered opportunities to extend and challenge themselves, ensuring they fulfil their academic potential. Extension subjects are offered in some areas, including Mathematics and English. Well performing students may also undertake university courses, national academic competitions and extension work to complement their course of study. At times, when a student wishes to undertake a subject which is not offered onsite at the College, the possibility of delivering the subject online in partnership with other Brisbane Catholic Education school’s can be explored.