Our Senior Students
By enrolling at Groves Christian College you are laying down a solid foundation for you to reach your hopes & dreams. Advancing your future starts now. Groves is a place where your future aspirations are formed, developed & nurtured. The choices you make now help to prepare a future for you that give you options & a competitive advantage. As a College we encourage you to be intentional in making decisions when numerous choices & package pathways are on offer.
Making decisions about careers, university options, TAFE, apprenticeships/traineeships & industry connections about your future is complex. At Groves we come alongside you & help you navigate options & connect you with a number of possibilities that best accommodate your unique needs, hopes & dreams. The teaching staff will help you to identify, nurture & develop your unique God given gifts & talents. The dynamic Christian learning environment will help guide you in your learning & development, as you strive to fulfil your unique potential to enhance your personal best; academically, emotionally, physically, socially & 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.
OP to ATAR Ranking Systems
Our 2020 graduates will be the first to undertake the new senior pathway system that is being introduced throughout Queensland and receive an ATAR score when they graduate. Their ATAR score will be based on a mixture of internal and external assessment. We strongly encourage all families to view the following resource via the Department of Education and Training
Our Senior Phase Program
The QCE is Queensland’s senior secondary schooling qualification. To be issued with a QCE, students need to complete the set amount of learning, at the set standard, in a set pattern, while meeting literacy and numeracy requirements.
The QCIA recognises the achievement of students who undertake individualised learning programs. To be eligible, students must have impairments or difficulties in learning that are not primarily due to socioeconomic, cultural or linguistic factors.
The senior subject guide provides information with regards to the content, skills and assessments included in all the subjects and courses offered at Groves Christian College. The QCAA develops four types of senior syllabuses – General, Applied, Senior External Examinations and Short Courses.
At Groves Christian College students can prepare for their future career by following a Workforce Ready pathway or a Uni-ready pathway. Students might want to pursue a career that require a mix of subjects & will therefore continue in a Blended pathway. This must be negotiated due to timetabling issues.