What is Senior Schooling?
At Sunshine Beach SHS Senior Schooling is conducted over Years 11 & 12 through the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority. All students have a range of personal, intellectual and social needs. These include completing a senior education, undertaking further education and training, leaving home, finding work and forming personal relationships. The senior years of education at Sunshine Beach SHS provides an excellent framework to prepare students to achieve their academic, personal, and career goals.
Sunshine Beach State High School's senior curriculum is based around the need for students to exit with credentials to enable them to progress to the next phase of their life and incorporates the following principles.
Senior Schooling Goal:
Sunshine Beach State High School has high expectations. To graduate, every student must achieve an OP of worth, a vocational Certificate II or better and they attain their Queensland Certificate of Education.
The Queensland Certificate of Education is the qualification awarded to students who have reached the minimum standard for education in Queensland. It signifies an amount and pattern of learning the Queensland Government has legislated for students to graduate from senior schooling in Queensland.
Sunshine Beach State High School has a pathway for students who wish to receive an OP (overall position score) or tertiary rank score and study at University or TAFE. Students must study six Authority subjects including Maths and English (Authority subjects).
Sunshine Beach State High School has a wide range of authority registered and vocational qualifications. Students must choose a Mathematics and an English subject as well as four electives of which one must be a Certificate II or better.
Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority:
For further information in regard to all Senior Schooling qualifications and certificates, please go to - http://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/
Subject Selection Booklet 2016:
Download the Senior Curriculum Handbook 2017 (PDF, 1426 KB) to explore all of the Senior School course offerings of Sunshine Beach State High School.
Download the 2017 Tutorial poster (PDF, 203 KB).
Download the Exemplar-Study-Planner (PDF, 115KB).