By enrolling at Groves Christian College you are laying down a solid foundation for you to reach your hopes and dreams. Advancing your future starts now.
Groves Christian College is a place where your future aspirations are formed, developed and nurtured. The choices you make now help to prepare a future for you that give you options and a competitive advantage. As a College we encourage you to be intentional in making decisions when numerous choices and package pathways are on offer.
Making decisions about careers, university options, TAFE, apprenticeships/ traineeships and industry connections about your future is complex. That is why at Groves we come alongside you and help you navigate options and connect you with a number of possibilities that best accommodate your unique needs, hopes and dreams.
The teaching staff will help you to identify, nurture and develop your unique God given gifts and talents. The dynamic Christian learning environment will help guide you in your learning and development, as you strive to fulfil your unique potential to enhance your personal best; academically, emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually.
Groves personalises the learning experience by customising tailored learning packages that allow you to engage with a curriculum that will begin to build your future. Whether it is starting university whilst at school, embarking on an apprenticeship or traineeship with industry placements, or leisure recreation pursuits such as scuba diving, snorkelling or sport coaching. All these options are available to you whilst being a student at Groves Christian College.
The purpose of this booklet is to guide you through the learning pathway packages that will help you choose a purposed curriculum to meet a diverse range of pathway options. We ask you to read through the information so you can consider the package that best suits your needs.
Available Learning Packages
Students begin their individual pathways in Year 10 by selecting six subjects of their choice. They are allowed to review their subject selection during the year in consultation with the Careers Officer. The Year 10 subject programs aim to prepare students for their final years of schooling and give students a ‘taste’ of what the senior subjects involve.
Students in Year 9 who are selecting subjects for 2018, please note that the details regarding the course content of its equivalent subject in Year 11, are yet to be finalised. As final syllabus documents are published, such changes will be made accordingly.
In 2019, current Year 9 students will be the first to undertake the new senior pathway system that is being introduced throughout Queensland. These students will be the first to receive an ATAR score in 2020 when they graduate. Their ATAR score will based on a mixture of internal and external assessment.
For more details on the transition, we strongly encourage all families to view the following resource via the Department of Education and Training:
The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) supports two types of Senior subjects as well as approved Vocational courses that contribute credits towards a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
Students work towards achieving a QCE or a QCIA by the end of Year 12. A QCE will be awarded to a student when they have attained 20 credits at exit, gained 12 credits from completed core subjects and met the numeracy and literacy requirements. A QCIA will be individually designed and submitted for each qualifying student.
A core subject is any Authority or Authority Registered subject studied for four semesters (years 11 and 12) and exited with at least a Sound Achievement. To meet the 12 credits from completed core’ requirement a student must study at least three subjects for four semesters and exit all of them with at least a Sound Achievement.
Subject Change Policy