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Senior school

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​​​​​​​​​​​Our Senior school preparation begins in Year 10 and continues through to Years 11 and 12. Our school community considers it very important that students graduate from our school with a worthwhile qualification, as well as a range of skills and attributes that we help them develop. Therefore our Senior years’ program is geared toward rigorous study and it is complemented by a range of opportunities for students to broaden their experiences.

​Year 10

Year 10 provides a link between the Junior and Senior school.  

Subject selection for year 10 is completed by students in year 9 during term 3. To assist parents and their student better understand this process, there is a video guide below and the Year 10 subject selection guide


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Senior Education and Training (SET) plan

In Year 10 students participate in a process to complete a Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan.  This Plan outlines the specific targets and goals for the senior years and beyond. Learn more about SET plans.


Year 11 and 12

In years 11 and 12 students study six subjects. In addition to an English subject and a mathematics subject, students choose four more subjects from a large range of subjects. Students may study General Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) subjects or select from a range of applied subjects. 

Learn more about Queensland's senior secondary schooling qualification QCE by visiting the QCCA website​.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) has replaced the Overall Position (OP) as the standard pathway to tertiary study for Queensland Year 12s. ATARs are calculated using a student's best score from five general subjects, or four general subjects plus one applied subject or VET course at AQF certificate III or above.

Learn more about ATARs with 2021-ATAR-School-presentation-Final.pdf or by visiting the QTAC website.

Pathways to QCE

Students choose a pathway to their QCE qualification by selecting general and/or applied subjects. In addition to English and maths, there are a wide range of subjects offered to suit student needs and interests. 

The pathways to QCE senior subject guide​ details the subjects offered in years 11 and 12 at Mansfield State High School.


Alternative pathways

With school and parental approval, students requiring a greater challenge may apply to complete university subjects.

Other students choose to undertake alternative pathways such as:

Senior students are provided with the opportunity to engage in work experience placement during school holiday periods. This is a very rich and motivating learning experience for students, as they may choose their own field of interest.


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Last reviewed 18 August 2021
Last updated 18 August 2021