Senior Schooling

Senior School - Year 10 to 12​

Senior School at Stretton encompasses Years 10, 11 and 12. 

As of 2020, all year 11 and year 12 students in 2020 will be completing the new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)

​Year 10 Curriculum

The Year 10 curriculum provides a link between the Junior and Senior school, helping students to prepare to succeed in Year 11 and 12.

Year 11 and Year 12 Curriculum

Queensland introduced the new QCE system with the first cohort to graduate under this system in 2020. The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) will replace the Overall Position (OP) as the standard pathway to tertiary study for Queensland Year 12s.

Key features include of the system include:

  • new and redeveloped QCAA senior syllabuses
  • external assessment in most senior subjects
  • new quality assurance processes to strengthen the quality and comparability of school-based assessment
  • changes to QCE eligibility requirements
  • the introduction of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

Resources available

The Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority (QCAA) has a webpage dedicated to brochures and fact sheets containing all of the relevant information.  This can be accessed at:

The Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC) also has a webpage dedicated to the ATAR.  It includes a white paper about inter-subject scaling amongst other resources. This can be accessed at:

In Year 11 and 12 General, Applied and vocation subjects are two year courses.  All students select an English and a Mathematics subject at Stretton State College.  In addition, students select 4 General, Applied or Vocation subjects or a combination of the three.  To be eligible for an ATAR, students need to select a minimum 4 General subjects.  One VET (Certificate III) or one Applied subject can contribute to the ATAR calculation.

After completing Year 10, students choose from a broader range of learning options that may lead to a:

  • Senior Statement
  • Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
  • Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA)
  • Tertiary Entrance Statement - ATAR
  • VET Certificate qualification.


General Subjects​ - Subjects currently offered at the college are:​

  • ​​Ancient History
  • Biological Science
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Design
  • Digital Solutions
  • Drama
  • English
  • Engineering
  • Film, television and new media
  • Legal Studies
  • General Mathematics
  • Mathematics Methods
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Modern History
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Visual Art

Applied Subjects - Subjects currently offered at the college are:

  • Esse​ntial English
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Industrial Technology Skills
  • Recreation Studies
  • Tourism Studies
  • Visual Arts in Practice

VET offered:

  • Certificate I in Construction
  • Certificate II Engineering Pathways
  • Certificate II in Hospitality ​
  • Certificate III in Business
  • Certificate III in Fitness

Information regarding year 11 is provided from the 2020 Welcome to Year 11 Evening held earlier this year.

The 2019 Senior Subject Selection Handbook​ provides an overview of subjects offered.

The Year 10 2018 Pathways Presentation​ provides information about senior pathways and subject selections for Year 10 students.

Read more about vocational education and training​

College Assessment Policy

The Stretton Sta​te College Assessment Policy, which is specific to the Illaweena Campus has been developed to ensure  there is consistency, clarity and equity in relation to assessment for students and teachers; they should feel secure in the knowledge that every student in each year level can access equitable and comparable levels of support. The policy assists students and parents understand the academic requirements of students as they move through their schooling.

Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments (AARA) may be applied to ensure equity in assessment as well as responding to unforeseen circumstances. If your child has experienced personal injury, illness, grief, loss or trauma or has a diagnosed disability which may be a barrier to their performance in assessment they may be eligible for an AARA.  Information regarding eligibility for an AARA is contained in our College Assessment Policy.  Applications are submitted to the Year Level Deputy for consideration and are approved by the Principal and in Year 12 the QCAA.

AARA Application Form

Referencing Guide

Students at Stretton State College are expected to reference all material according to the APA Referencing Guide. This document will published through this page once complete.

Stretton State College Referencing Guide

Last reviewed 20 August 2020
Last updated 20 August 2020