Academic & Vocational Education Pathways

WestMAC’s Senior School programs, specifically designed for Years 10 to 12, offer students many opportunities to become self-directed, metacognitive and collaborative learners. All programs are designed to assist students develop the skills and knowledge to ensure they are fully prepared for post-school careers including tertiary education and vocational pathways. WestMAC has an on-site full-time Careers Advisor. With more than 30 curriculum subjects on offer, students receive every opportunity to pursue their passions and interests as they aspire to achieve individual excellence.

Senior School students are offered a broad and diverse curriculum, as well as tailored school timetables, as WestMAC aims to meet the individual needs of each student. WestMAC not only offers traditional core subjects but also an extensive range of innovative elective units as part of our comprehensive academic and vocational educational and training (VET) program. Among the many curriculum subjects, WestMAC offers students five science subjects including Agricultural Science, as well as extension subjects in several areas including mathematics, music and humanities. Students are also thoroughly prepared for the new internal and external ATAR assessments and the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

West Moreton Anglican College works in conjunction with TAFE and other RTO offerings, to provide more than ten on-site certificate courses covering an extensive range of industry areas including construction, manufacturing, engineering, business, retail, hospitality, health and fitness, technology and aviation as part of WestMAC’s vocational educational program.

Senior School students are offered a range of engaging and challenging extra-curricular and outdoor experiences that foster leadership, teamwork, loyalty and persistence, while building resilience and confidence. This is part of WestMAC’s comprehensive Outdoor Education camp program for Prep to Year 12. WestMAC offers more than 35 extra-curricular programs including sport, music, drama, public speaking, cattle team show, equestrian, dance and much more. These activities allow students to not experience enjoyment and success, while striving for goals in their individual pursuits, but also ensuring they feel connected to each other and the College community.

Our community shares a set of common values and a moral framework known as the WestMAC Way. As part of the WestMAC Way, our staff teach and encourage our students to always be kind, courteous and courageous, as well as to respect themselves, and the broader community. We encourage our students to draw inspiration from our Christian ethos and to uphold these values every day. At WestMAC, every student is respected as part of the College’s strong focus on pastoral care and inclusiveness. WestMAC values meaningful relationships with families including ongoing parent-teacher consultation to ensure optimal academic achievement and student wellbeing. This is all part of WestMAC’s friendly and caring family ethos.

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 (Pre-General Mathematics, Pre-Mathematical Methods and Pre-Essential Mathematics)
  • Religious and Values Education
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or General)
  • Social Science
Elective subjects
  • Agricultural Practices
  • Agricultural Science
  • Art
  • Business Education
  • Chinese
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Design Technology
  • Digital Technology
  • Drama
  • Football (Soccer Excellence Program)
  • Graphics
  • Food Textile Technology
  • Japanese
  • Language Support (subject to eligibility)
  • Music
  • Recreation Studies
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

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

Year 11

Year 11 students may complete General Subjects and Applied Subjects. To be eligible for an ATAR, a student must study a minimum of 4 General Subjects and one other. Students are required to study 6 subjects in total.

West Moreton Anglican College will offer the following subjects:

General Subjects
  • English
  • General Mathematics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Science
  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Digital Solutions
  • Drama
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Geography
  • Health
  • Japanese
  • Legal Studies
  • Literature
  • Modern History
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Visual Art
Applied/ VET Subjects
  • Essential English
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Certificate I Construction
  • Certificate II Engineering Pathways
  • Certificate II Hospitality
  • Certificate II Manufacturing Technology
  • Certificate III Early Childhood
  • Certificate III Fitness
  • Certificate III Information, Digital Media and Technology
  • Certificate III Rural Operations

Year 12

From 2020, Queensland’s standard pathway to tertiary entry, for Year 12 school leavers, will be the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). ATARs are calculated by Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Before 2020, the Overall Position (OP) was the primary pathway for tertiary entrance for Year 12 school leavers.

At WestMAC the College's Year 12 curriculum consists of:

GENERAL Subjects
  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Science
  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English & English Extension
  • Geography
  • General Mathematics
  • Graphics
  • Health Education
  • Hospitality Studies
  • Japanese
  • Legal Studies
  • Literature
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Modern History
  • Music & Music Extension
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Technology Studies
  • Visual Art
APPLIED/VET SUBJECTS
  • Essential English
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Certificate II in Business
  • 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 III 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.

“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.”
— Mr Paul Alcorn, Head of Senior School
“...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.”
— Jessica, Year 12 student

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