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 further 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.
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.