Year 11 and 12 Curriculum Overview

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Senior Years (Years 11 and 12) provide students with the opportunity to best prepare them for future study or employment.

They can elect to undertake several types of pathways that prepare them for tertiary studies, the world of work or both.   

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Tertiary Studies ATAR Pathways, Blended ATAR and Vocational Pathways, or Vocational non-ATAR pathways:​​

  • General and Applied subjects
  • ATAR or non-ATAR
  • Pre-requisites for 'tertiary' courses
  • University preparatory courses
  • Work placement opportunities
  • Certificate/Diploma courses 

Students can also take a blended pathway, with a combination of General and Applied subjects, certificate courses, sch​ool-based apprenticeships or traineeships (SAT), study at TAFE and work placement opportunities.

 All students are eligible to receive a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or the Queensland Certificate of Individual Achieve​​​ment (QCIA).

Subject ​choices

In general, students are required to study English, Mathematics and Religious Education.

They can then choose from a wide selection of subject choices and this is demonstrated in our Senior Years Curriculum Handbook. 

FINAL Year 11-12 Curriculum_Handbook 2025-2026 Edition.pdf

​Please also see the following links for useful information:


Applications - QTAC​​



Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) | Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (

​AARA Application Form

Short Term AARA process.pdf

Application for Short Term AARA.pdf

AARA medical_report Units 3 and 4 Exams.pdf

Assessment Guidelines and Procedures 

Clairvaux MacKillop College assessment_policy Yrs 11-12_26 02 24.pdf