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Senior secondary

Senior Secondary students at Whites Hill State College are given greater responsibility for their own future development. As well as finalising a course of study appropriate to their current career goals, they are expected to perform as independent learners, to demonstrate initiative and maturity by participating in leadership and community service activities and to continue to model the appropriate CARES behaviour for attendance, work habits, conduct, attitude, presentation and attainment. They are expected to work as part of the Year group and achieve their very best.

The Senior Secondary phase of learning aims to support students in the achievement of the College motto Imagine, Believe, Achieve. The College will challenge students at all levels, support them in setting and attaining realistic personal academic goals and remain committed to excellence at all times. Students will be guided in selecting and attaining credentials from a variety of pathways and types of learning.

All students will be supported by College staff in their education and training pursuits while they are committed to working towards their QCE and pathways by the end of Year 12. We recognise that every student can achieve academic success. We will share the responsibility with families and students for assisting each student in attaining his/her educational goals.

3 Year senior – Flexible pathways

The College is committed to offering a breadth of opportunities and programs to students in Years 10, 11 and 12 in order to meet the needs of young people, the conditions of the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and tertiary entrance requirements.

At Whites Hill State College, Year 10 students begin a three-year Senior Program.

The purpose of Year 10 is to provide students with a Senior Foundation Course that will enable them to practise and enhance skills and concepts that are taught in senior subjects. They will be able to develop academic and organisational abilities in preparation for the arduous workload and study practices that will be expected of them in the next three years.

In this way students have the opportunity to

  • undertake certificate courses,
  • start a traineeship or apprenticeship, and
  • sample senior subjects.