Senior Schooling at Calamvale Community College is constructed and delivered as a career-focused model to ensure that every student has the opportunity to choose a strength-based pathway that is right for them. We strongly believe in this approach and as such, subjects should be undertaken to support a pathway rather than define it.
The College offers five distinct pathways, which cater to the different strengths and interests of our students in a culturally diverse community. These pathways are:
- Work Readiness
- International Baccalaureate Diploma
- Diploma of Business
- ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank)
All pathways differ in their timetabling, subject make-up, and in the co-curricular inclusions which enhance that pathway. More detail regarding each pathway is highlighted in the College's Senior Subject Handbook
The one element that is common to all pathways is that all will focus on students attaining their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), which requires a minimum of 20 total credits accrued through successful completion of subjects or vocational learning; 12 Core credits within that; and a Literacy and Numeracy tick.
In Year 9, students will choose their pathway for Years 10-12 based on their aspirations as well as their academic performance. From here, Year 10 is used as a trial/preparatory period for their pathway. Students will need to meet and sustain achievement pre-requisites for their chosen pathway to ensure success. In Year 11, the formal QCE begins and students will begin accruing credits for their QCE.
Students choosing the correct pathway is a personalised process, and gives students the opportunity to discuss their goals and pathway preferences with key Senior Education and Training Plan (SETP) Staff and Parents/Carers. Our Senior School Pathway Handbook is a comprehensive source of information relating to our processes, offerings and the general Senior Schooling system.