The Year 10 curriculum provides a link between the Junior and Senior school, helping students to succeed in Year 11 and 12.
All Year 10 students study:
Students can use the remaining 4 study units to experience senior subjects from other faculties.
The Year 10 2017 Course Guide (PDF, 1,047 KB) provides an overview of subjects offered.
The Senior School Studies Policy (PDF, 99 KB) has been developed to ensure students are successful in their senior years at BSHS. It has been designed so that students and parents understand the academic requirements of students, including the prerequisites that need to be met for progression into Year 11.
During Year 10, students can 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 in the Resource Centre (Library) on the Vulture Street Campus on:
After completing Year 10, students choose from a broader range of learning options that may lead to a:
The Senior Course Guide 2016-2018 (PDF, 1.4 MB) provides detailed information about these study options.
All Year 11 and 12 students study 1 English and 1 mathematics subject. They also choose 4 Authority subjects.
To be eligible for an Overall Position (OP), students must undertake at least 6 subjects, 5 of which are authority subjects, over 2 years. Students can include 1 authority-registered subject in their total of 6, and still be OP-eligible.
Subjects currently offered at State High are:
Authority-registered subjects have a more practical orientation than authority subjects, and may also allow students to attain concurrent TAFE qualifications. These subjects do not count towards an OP.
Subjects currently offered:
If a student wishes to apply to complete their senior study over three years, a letter of application must be written to the Executive Principal explaining all extenuating circumstances behind the application.
Contact the Head of Year 10, 11 or 12 for more information.
These are available to all Year 11 and 12 students. In some cases, Year 10 students can access these pathways.
Read more about vocational education.
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