Senior Years

​The Senior school at St Peter Claver College is designed to assist students discover and prepare for post-school pathways. There is a strong focus on holistic education with rich experiences to​ facilitate intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual growth.

Year ​10

​​The Year 10 Curriculum is designed to build on students’ Middle School education and prepare them for Senior Studies. All students have access to work experience and develop a Senior Education and Training Plan which sets directions and goals for Senior Studies. Many students also commence Vocational Education and Training, with some starting school-based apprenticeships.

All students st​udy core subjects from the Australian Curriculum as well as Religious Education. In English and Mathematics, students may opt for extension subjects to accelerate their learning. There is a wide choice of subjects within Health and Physical Education, the Arts and Technology.​

Students experience a t​hree-day adventure camp with a strong environmental theme.

Years 11​​ & 12

Students work with course mentors to select and review customised pathways and subjects designed to prepare them for post s​chool options. Many pursue a successful OP pathway for university entrance whist others get there through a direct QTAC Rank. Vocational pathways are well supported through the College Careers Office assisting students to find school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.

The College offers a wide var​​​iety of Senior subjects including:

Authority ​Subjects

  • ​English
  • Mathematics A
  • Mathematics B
  • Mathematics C
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Modern History
  • Ancient History
  • Geography
  • Business Management
  • Accounting
  • Information Technology Systems
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Film Television & New Media
  • Music
  • Visual Art
  • Physical Education
  • Japanese
  • Vietnamese
  • Spanish
  • Study of Religion

Authority Registered ​​Subjects

  • ​Religion and Ethics
  • English Communication
  • Prevocational Mathematics
  • Furnishing Studies
  • Dance in Practice
  • Visual Arts in Practice
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Recreation (League)
  • Social and Community Studies
  • Business Studies
  • Fashion
  • Science in Practice

Senior schooling al​so fosters leadership and service, and camps and retreats build on these skills.​