Senior School

We recognise the impact of 21st century life on student wellbeing and place a great deal of importance on ensuring that our students are in the right head space so they can achieve their goals. I invite you to learn more about how the Senior School can inspire your child’s individual excellence.

In the Senior School, students in Years 10 to 12 are starting to look beyond their school years towards possible careers and post-school options. Accordingly, all that we do in the Senior School at WestMAC is aimed at equipping students with the knowledge and skills to transition from adolescence to adulthood.

Our community shares a set of common values. Our staff teach and encourage our students to be courteous at all times, to respect themselves and others and the broader community. We encourage our students to draw inspiration from our Christian ethos and to uphold these values every day. We believe these values provide our students with a moral framework that will help them reach their full potential. We value every student regardless of their ability or predisposition and have a respect for cultural diversity and inclusiveness. At WestMAC, we recognise each individual students, ensuring that their interests and abilities are acknowledged, encouraged and affirmed.

The Senior School offers a broad and diverse curriculum, with a flexible approach to studies in Years 11 and 12 which aims to meet the individual needs of each student. Every student should experience success and feel connected to each other, to their teachers and to the College. Sport, music, drama, public speaking, technology, the on-campus farm and many other activities provide opportunities for enjoyment, success and challenge.

The rapidly changing 21st century demands that our students are equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to be successful when they graduate. The Senior School has developed a comprehensive Life Skills Program that addresses areas such as job seeking in the modern workplace, drug education, human relationships education, study skills and an intensive program of preparation for the Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test.

The Senior School offers a core of traditional subjects, with a range of innovative elective units as part of our a broad academic and vocational educational and training (VET) program. Technology is integrated into all areas of the curriculum which enhances the learning environment. Senior School students are offered a range of exciting and challenging extra-curricular and outdoor experiences that foster leadership, teamwork, loyalty and persistence, while building resilience and confidence.

Ongoing parent-teacher consultation is regarded as essential to optimal academic achievement and student wellbeing. At WestMAC we want our parents and students to feel valued , fostering a life-long connection to the College community.

Subjects

Year 10

The Year 10 curriculum at West Moreton Anglican College consists of core and elective subjects. All students undertake core subjects and three elective subjects.

Core subjects

  • English
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Mathematics (Maths A, Maths B or Prevocational Maths)
  • Religious and Values Education
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or General)
  • Social Science

Elective subjects

  • Agricultural Practices
  • Agricultural Science
  • Art
  • Business Education
  • Chinese
  • Dance
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama
  • Football (Soccer Excellence Program)
  • Graphics
  • Home Economics
  • Information Communication & Technology (ICT)
  • Japanese
  • Language Support (subject to eligibility)
  • Music
  • Recreation Studies

Students attend Chapel and Assembly for one period each during the course of the week.

Year 10 Subject Selection Information (PDF 755k)

Year 11 & 12

The Year 11 and 12 curriculum consists of Authority and Authority-registered subjects. The results of Authority Subjects (QCAA – Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority) contribute to a student’s Overall Position (OP). The results of Authority-Registered Subjects (VET – Vocational Education and Training) do not contribute to a student’s Overall Position (OP).

Authority Subjects (QCAA)

The results of these subjects contribute to an OP.

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Science
  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Business Communication & Technologies (BCT)
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • Graphics
  • Health Education
  • Hospitality Studies
  • Information Technology Systems (ITS)
  • Japanese
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics A
  • Mathematics B
  • Mathematics C
  • Modern History
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Technology Studies
  • Visual Art

Authority-Registered Subjects (VET)

The results of these subjects do not contribute to an OP.

  • English Communication
  • Pre-Vocational Mathematics
  • Certificate II in Business
  • Football Excellence
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Certificate III in Rural Operations (Agricultural and Horticultural Studies)
  • Certificate I in Construction (Building & Construction)
  • Certificate II in Engineering Pathways
  • Certificate II in Hospitality (Hospitality)
  • Certificate II in Information, Digital Media & Technology
  • Certificate II in Manufacturing Technology
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care

Students attend Chapel and Assembly for one period each during the course of the week.

Years 11 & 12 Subject Selection Information (PDF 1M)

...one of the many things that has really impressed me about WestMAC, is how all the teachers know the names of and genuinely care about every student.