Senior: Years 11 and 12

The Senior curriculum includes compulsory subjects and a breadth of elective subjects providing boys’ with a challenging and engaging programme.

Moreton Bay Boys’ College provides a variety of possible pathways that allow boys to undertake a course of study in their senior school years that meets their individual learning needs and allows them to gain tertiary entrance.  Boys may elect to take a typical senior secondary curricula, studying six subjects for each of four semesters in Years 11 and 12. They may also elect to include Vocational Education as part of their study load. MBBC students may also apply for the opportunity to study Year 11 and 12 over three years within a Variable Progression Rate (VPR) course of study. The VPR program is designed to assist individual students to design a senior secondary curriculum, which meets his learning needs.

ATAR pathway

ATAR pathway

MBBC offers Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) General senior subject syllabuses in Year 11 and 12. Results in General subjects contribute to the award of a QCE and may contribute to an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) calculation. Typically, it is expected that most students will complete these courses across Years 11 and 12. All subjects build on the P–10 Australian Curriculum.

Non ATAR pathways

Non ATAR pathways

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships

Boys may commence a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship in the senior years of schooling at MBBC. This involves TAFE study combined with school-based study and on-the-job training. 

Vocational education and training (VET) 

Modules undertaken through TAFE and private providers may gain credit towards a selection rank as well as the QCE.

Senior subjects

English and General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods is compulsory.  Students then select four additional subjects.

Senior subjects
Ancient History
Geography
Biology
Japanese
Business
Legal studies
Chemistry
Mathematical methods
Design
Music
Digital solutions
Physical education
Drama
Physics
Economics
Religion
Engineering
Spanish
English
Specialist mathematics
General mathematics
Visual Art