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Senior secondary

Our curriculum offerings
Sarina State High School offers its students a wide range of subjects to cover a diverse range of student abilities, skills and interests. This high degree of flexibility and choice, combined with excellent facilities and resources, provides ample opportunity for every student to experience success and to pursue multiple worthwhile pathways to the future.
The study options available in Senior Secondary (Year 11/12) from 2019 onwards include:
  • General subjects (Preparation for tertiary entrance)
  • Applied subjects (Practical/skilled based objects)
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) certificate courses (Direct entry into the workforce or for futher education and training)
  • Support with a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship
  • Recognised subjects/courses from Training and Further Education (TAFE) and universities
  • A combination of the above.

In addition to the scholastic development of our students, we also pride ourselves on our Enrichment programs. These programs assist students to reach their career aspirations by increasing their skills and knowledge in a variety of fields.  Students are also encouraged to be active members of the school and the Sarina communities.

For all students, their initial choice will be the basis for a program of learning which will make them eligible to attain a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or a Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA).
Year 10 is the start of students' senior studies and is a time when students are exposed to more independent learning strategies and the rigour expected of Year 11 and 12 subjects. In Year 10, students are encouraged to plan and commit to a two year course of study for Years 11 and 12. To facilitate this, all Year 10 students complete a Senior Education and Training (SET) plan. The SET plan helps students work towards their goals in their senior years of schooling as well as their plans for further study or the world of work.

From 2019, our tertiary-bound students will need to study at least five general subjects or four general subjects plus a combination of applied and Certificate lll courses to be eligible to receive an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank). Students are also encouraged to view university entry requirements. 
Students not looking for university entry are encouraged to choose subjects they enjoy and will be successful in, that will provide them with a successful pathway post school studies.
Subjects offered each year will be described in detail in year level course guides.