Clayfield College

Secondary: Year 10 to Year 12

Clayfield College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 083544C

Level of study: Primary and High School


The Senior School curriculum is structured to meet the needs of students aiming for Tertiary Entrance as well as those wishing to pursue other post-school pathways. Pathways are also available for Special Needs and Gifted and Talented students. The Nancy Ashburn Learning Resource Centre remains open until 5:00pm Mondays to Thursdays to provide students with a space and resources for homework and study.

Subjects offered in Year 10 are designed to be both terminating courses, representing for some students, their final year of study in a particular subject, as well as foundation courses for subjects undertaken in Years 11 and 12. Students in Year 10 study a mixture of core and elective subjects as listed below.

Year 10

Compulsory Curriculum Subjects:

  • English
  • General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods
  • Science - Chemistry/Physics or Science - Biology/Psychology
  • Humanities and Social Sciences - one of Historical Studies, Global Studies, Business Foundations or Legal Studies
  • Health and Wellbeing

Elective Subjects:

Students choose 3 of the following:

  • Business Foundations
  • Chinese
  • Drama
  • Digital Technologies
  • English as an Additional Language Support (EALS)
  • Global Studies
  • Historical Studies
  • Japanese
  • Legal Studies
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science - Biology/Psychology
  • Science - Physics/Chemistry
  • Spanish
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Visual Art

Years 11 and 12

Students in Year 12 can choose from Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) subjects leading to the award of an Overall Position (OP) or choose a vocational-oriented course offered in collaboration with external providers such as TAFE Colleges or other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), leading to a Selection Rank. These external providers vary from studies in Hospitality and Tourism to Childcare and Business.

Students in Year 11 for the new QCE system can choose from QCAA subjects and vocational-orientated courses leading to the award of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

All courses offered in Years 11 and 12 contribute to the award of the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

Current Year 12 students choosing the OP pathway study an English and a Mathematics subject plus four electives, chosen from the subjects listed below. Students on a Selection Rank pathway study English and Mathematics plus three elective subjects, as well as their vocational certificate learning area.

Courses in senior years are designed to include 'real-world experiences'. A highlight for Drama students in Year 12, for example, is the major production which they undertake each year at the Powerhouse Theatre Complex. For this production, the students work, for an extended time, with professional actors or playwrights to evolve the script, as well as acting and being responsible for all production aspects of the performances. Working in a professional theatre with professional actors and playwrights is an exceptional experience for the students.

In Year 12, Music Extension is offered for advanced Music students.

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Course opportunities

Start date: 11 July 2022
04 October 2022
Duration: Study period (Year 10 to Year 12)
Study mode: Full time

Clayfield College

23 Gregory Street
Brisbane Queensland 4011


Clayfield College
23 Gregory Street
Brisbane Queensland 4011