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Curriculum offerings include a wide range of learning experiences to match the needs of our diverse student body. Heavy emphasis is placed on academic, sporting and scholastic rigour.
Junior Secondary - Year 7, 8 & 9
Year 7, 8 and 9 students at Redcliffe High follow a curriculum based on the Australian National Curriculum these are:
  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Health & Physical Education
  • The Arts
  • Technology (Digital Technology and Design Technology)
  • Languages Other Than English
The core subjects for the Australian Curriculum include Maths, English, History and Science for Year 8 and 9; in addition all students will study Physical Education in Year 8 and 9.
Year 9’s will choose one elective.
Year 9 -  Elective List
  • Visual Art
  • Media Arts 
  • Accelerated Music Programme
  • Program of Excellence -  Drama
  • Program of Excellence – Visual Art/Media
  • Business
  • Food Technology
  • Digital Technologies
  • Japanese
  • Design Technologies
  • STEM - Science , Technology, Engineering and Maths
Introduction to Senior - Year 10

At Redcliffe State High, Year 10 is the transition into the senior phase of learning year.  Students are given opportunities to consolidate and to extend their knowledge and skills in preparation for the two year course of study which may culminate in the Queensland Certificate of Education award.  We support students to make the best possible choices to improve life chances. These choices may include staying on at school, or entering into vocational education and training or full-time work.

To provide greater opportunities in Year 10 and to ease the transition into senior school or training or work (the Senior Phase of Learning), students will develop Senior Education and Training Plans (SETPs). These are individual plans which build on strengths and interests and identify areas where more work is needed.

The SETP will be developed collaboratively by the student, their parent or caregiver and the school. Students will be registered with the QSA so that the school or training provider can better monitor students’ progress and achievements after Year 10. The process of developing students’ SETPs will begin in Pathways lessons in Term 1 with student/parent and Guidance Officer Interviews in Term 3. Parents are also asked to attend a SETP validation night in term 3.

The concept of the Year 10 transition year allows for both consolidation and extension.


Year 10s will chose three electives.

Year 10 Subjects by Faculty:
​ Faculty Subjects​
Business/Information Technologies​


Business Communication and Technologies

Information Technology Systems


Certificate I in Business

Certificate I in Information, Digital Media & Technology

English​ English (Australian Curriculum)
Health & Physical Education​
Physical Education 
Girls' Sport and Fitness Academy (GSFA) 
Rugby League Excellence ​
Hospitality​ Food Technology
Industrial Technology Design​

Design Technologies

Certificate I in Furnishing


Mathematics Essential

Mathematics General

Mathematics Methods

Mathematics Specialist

Creative Industries​


Drama Excellence


 Film & Television ​

Science​ Science in Year 10 (Semester 1 Australian Curriculum) 
 Physics  & Engineering
 Laboratory Skills ​

Social Science

Ancient and Modern History combination


Legal Studies

Social and Community Studies and Childcare

Languages ​ Japanese
Other​ Work Experience – ILC only ​
Year 11 and 12 - The Senior School

Students in Year 11 and 12 study a range of Authority, Authority Registered Subjects and stand-alone VET certificates.

Students may also opt to undertake a School Based Traineeship or Apprenticeship (if available). Students interested in this option should seek out an employer and then see the Head of Department Senior Schooling, Mr Dan McKennariey.

All students will be eligible for a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) at the end of Year 12. To be awarded this certificate, students have to complete a number of requirements which include completing at least three subjects at a sound level of achievement across the four semesters of Year 11 and 12, as well as numeracy and literacy requirements.

Students who wish to receive an Overall Position score must study at least five Authority subjects(A).

Faculty​ Subjects​
English (A)
English Communication

Maths A (A)

Maths B (A)

Maths C (A)

Prevocational Maths​


Biology (A)

Chemistry (A) 

Physics (A)

Engineering Technology Studies (A)

Science 21 (A)

USC Reddiengineers Program

Reddilab Trade Training Centre (TTC) - Introduction to Laboratory Skills

Reddilab TTC-University Head Start Pathway to Science & Allied Health

Social Science        
Modern History (A)
Ancient History (A)
Legal Studies (A)
Geography (A)
Social and Community Studies
Social and Community Studies (ILC)
Creative Industries      ​
Drama (A)
Drama in Practice
Music (A)
Music in Practice
Film and Television (A)
Authority Art (A)
Visual Arts in Practice
Media Arts in Practice 
Centre for Artistic Development (CAD)
Certificate II Creative Industries
Accounting (A)
Business Communication & Technologies (A)
Certificate II in Business                                         ​
Information Technology     
Information Technology Systems (A)
Certificate II in Information, Digital Media & Technology
Industrial Technology & Design
Technology Studies (A)
Graphics (A)
Certificate II in Engineering Pathways
Furnishing Studies
Building and Construction skills
Hospitality Practices
Certificate II Hospitality
Early Childhood
Early Childhood Studies

Japanese (A)

Chinese / French / German / Indonesian / Italian/Spanish (A) (offered through the Brisbane School of Distance Education)​

Health and Physical Education
Physical Education (A) 
Rugby League Excellence – Certificate III in Fitness
Certificate III in Fitness
Girls' Sport and Fitness Academy - GSFA
For further information please contact the relevant Head of Department