​In Secondary we encourage both personal and academic achievement, with the aim of developing internationally minded people.

Independence, interdependence and self-motivation are promoted through an inquiry-based curriculum. We provide a learning environment that is supportive and productive. Students are challenged and supported to develop deep levels of thinking and apply this to the world around them, connecting their learning beyond the classroom into the community. Our vertical House system and Five to Thrive Wellbeing Programme also support these aims.

To develop active learners and responsible global citizens for tomorrow’s world, students will develop the Five Power Skills:

- Collaboration
- Communication
- Creativity
- Critical thinking
- Reflection

The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.

The academic programme

The academic programme

The academic programme at Moreton Bay Boys’ College broadens the learning experiences of the boys through an innovative, relevant and engaging curriculum.

Our goal is to guide every student to achieve his desired post-school goals.

Our teachers are highly qualified professionals who are experts in boys’ education, committed to providing quality education and positive role modelling and mentoring.

Inquiry-based learning

Inquiry-based learning

We provide an inquiry-based approach to learning that seeks to foster curiosity about the world. It equips our students with the capacity to research, critique and synthesise information, and demonstrate the value of collaboration in learning while encouraging independence and resilience. It urges them to produce innovative solutions to real life challenges, and teaches them to use a range of media to demonstrate knowledge in general, and skills in literacy and numeracy in particular. 

Pastoral care

Pastoral care

MBBC also has a unique pastoral care programme that places great emphasis on relationships, helping our boys to understand themselves, their emotions, and their responses to the world around them. 

Your son will receive an outstanding student experience that enables him to be the best he can be. He will graduate with the attitudes, attributes and skills that will provide the keys to becoming a knowledgeable, confident, caring and responsible global citizen.

Year 7
Year 8
Year 9 and 10
Senior: Years 11 and 12

Year 7

At Moreton Bay Boys’ College, we create an environment for our Year 7s that is relevant, challenging, enjoyable and engaging. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to experience many subjects and develop their strengths before entering specialised courses in their Senior Phase of Learning. We foster a love of learning that promotes a student’s sense of belonging, self-esteem and resilience. The curriculum is responsive to the needs, interests and talents of all students for the 21st century and is guided by the Australian Curriculum.

Core Rotations Through
English
Music
Mathematics
Drama
Science
Individuals and Society
Health and Physical Education
Japanese and Spanish
Religious Education
Art
Design Tech

Year 8

The Year 8 curriculum offers students the opportunity to specialise by selecting subjects in which they wish to deepen and refine their skills and knowledge. Content and assessment is based upon the Australian Curriculum while also preparing students for the Senior Phase of Learning. The model of engaging in core and elective subjects enables students to have sufficient breadth while discovering areas of enjoyment and proficiency.

Core Electives
English
Drama
Mathematics
Japanese
Science
Music
Individuals and Society
Spanish
Health and Physical Education
Visual Art
Religious Education

Year 9 and 10

The Year 9 and 10 curriculum offers students the opportunity to focus on areas of interest in preparation for the Senior Phase of Learning. Skills, content and assessment are closely aligned to the patterns and ways of learning in Senior subjects. A broader range of subjects are available for students to choose in order to specialise in areas they may wish to pursue in Years 11 and 12.

Core Electives
English
Business
Mathematics
Design
Science
Digital Solutions
Individuals and Society
Drama
Health and Physical Education
Japanese
Religious Education
Music
Spanish
Visual Art

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 programme is designed to assist individual students to design a senior secondary curriculum, which meets his learning needs.

 

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

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.

Core Electives
English
Ancient History
General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods
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