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Senior secondary

Senior Secondary at Gympie State High School (GSHS) is designed to provide pathways and promote success for Tertiary ​Entrance, Vocational Pathways and Queensland Certificate of Education attainment. ​

Year 10

Year 10 is a relatively new addition to the Senior Secondary phase of learning since 2016. Students in Year 10 will have the opportunity of using the entire year for Senior reparation and assist with the transition into Year’s 11 and 12. This is a different approach to Year 10, where in the past, semester 1 was finishing the National Curriculum, and semester 2 being the senior preparation semester. Moving to the whole of Year 10 being the senior preparation phase, this is an attempt to make the transition into Year 11 and 12 smoother.

Throughout the course of Year 10, students will be exploring Year 10 subject content and knowledge in a Senior context that resembles the Senior Syllabus. Also, students will have the opportunity of starting to bank credits towards their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) by engaging in​​​ certificate courses conducted at GSHS, as well as participating in School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SAT).

Read more in the Year 10 Prospectus.​​

Year 11 and 12

The Year 11 and 12 curriculum provides a number of different pathways for students to pursue their goals. Students must select English and at least one Mathematics subject and then may choose four elective subjects. A large number of academic and vocational subjects are available to support student pathways and success. GSHS also offers a range of tertiary options and a wide selection of SAT opportunities.


Read more in the Year 11-12 Prospectus​.

Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments (AARA)

The QCAA recognises that some students may have disability, impairment and/or medical conditions, or experience other circumstances that may be a barrier to their performance in assessment. Access arrangements and reasonable adjustments (AARA) are designed to assist these students. For a quick overview, read the fact sheet or visit the QCAA website.

To make an application for your student, download the AARA application package from our policies folder.