Academic Program (7-12)

Senior School Academic Program (7-12)

Students in the Senior School are presented with a curriculum that provides opportunities to experience a broad range of compulsory and elective subjects.

Elective subjects enable students to tailor a course of study that suits their interests and abilities. A well planned course of study will provide a pathway towards a variety of post schooling work and study options.

Mr Aaron Hardke | Dean of Learning, Senior Years

Middle Years: Years 7-9

Redeemer’s Academic program in the Middle Years seeks to balance student choice with a rigorous rounded education.

Students entering Year 7 study a compulsory program of subjects from each Learning Area as defined by the Australian Curriculum. Students also engage in Christian Studies and access our Learning Mentor Program. Most subjects in Year 7 are studied for the full year, while others are studied as part of a term rotation program. Year 7 students are exposed to a wide variety of learning experiences that assist them in making informed subject selections moving into Years 8 and 9.

Students in Years 8 and 9 continue with a rounded education through compulsory study in English, Mathematics, Science, The Humanities, Health and Physical Education, and Christian Studies. Students also choose from a range of elective subjects offered in The Arts, Languages, Design, Digital and Lifestyle Technologies. Students are encouraged to select a range of subjects by choosing at least one subject in each of these Learning Areas across their studies in Years 8 and 9. The combination of compulsory and elective subjects in Years 8 and 9 allows students to pursue areas of interest without compromising a broad education.

Senior Years: Years 10-12

Redeemer’s Academic Program in the Senior Years seeks to equip students with a rigorous foundation for their chosen pathways.

Students in the Years 10 continue with compulsory studies in English, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education and Christian Studies. Students also select 4 elective courses (of which one must be a science). These courses draw on the Year 10 Australian Curriculum with additional influences from the Queensland ATAR suite of subjects. Based on student learning experiences in Year 10, students may then choose to:

  • continue the course in Years 11–12
  • make an alternative decision within the learning area, for example, elect to do Design rather than Engineering
  • choose a different pathway, for example, choose a course from a different learning area.

Year 10 is designed to equip students with skills and knowledges in preparation for the Academic demands of Year 11 and 12.

In Year 11 and 12 students may choose to continue with their year 10 courses or make changes based on their year 10 experiences. Students may also choose to pursue VET qualifications, some of which contribute towards the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Students wishing to pursue Tertiary study are required to complete a minimum of five ATAR subjects or four ATAR subjects and Certificate III VET qualification.

Elective Subjects enable students to tailor a course of study that aligns with their interests and abilities. A well-planned course of study will provide a pathway towards a variety of post-school work and further study destinations.

Careers Education

Careers – Years 10

Students in Year 10 are provided supported in developimg their understanding of Careers and develop personal SET (Senior Education and Training) Plans.

Careers - Years 11 & 12

Information for students studying in Years 11 and 12 can be found on the Careers Information Portal. Items include: open days and information sessions, work experience information, scholarships and cadetships, and useful links. The information is provided by the Careers Coordinator of Redeemer Lutheran College.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Redeemer Lutheran College provides the opportunity for students to develop valuable employability skills and nationally recognised qualifications as part of their senior studies. As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Provider 30021), the College offers the following certificate courses to students in Years 11 and 12:

  • CPC10120 Cert I in Construction (Blue Dog Training RTO: 31193)
  • SIT20116 Certificate II in Tourism and SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality (Blueprint Career Development RTO: 30978)
  • SIS30315 Cert III in Fitness and SIS20115 Cert II in Sport and Recreation (Binnacle RTO Provider: 31319) are also offered on campus.

All units of competency for each of the above certificate courses are listed in the current Year 11 Subject Selection Booklet.
As part of the TAFE at Schools program, Redeemer students are able to enrol in TAFE studies in Years 11 and 12 at TAFE Queensland. Details of courses on offer are available here:

Students wishing to develop valuable employability skills by working in paid employment and studying the associated qualification, can undertake a School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship in a wide range of trades and industries. For more information go to:

Redeemer Lutheran College's VET Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedure documents are available here.

Learning Support Programs

Specific programs are developed for students who require additional support and are delivered by specially trained staff in the Learning Enhancement and EAL (English as an Additional Language) departments.

Due to a wider variety of subjects in Years 11 and 12, students who may have required Learning Assistance in Year 10 often find they no longer require this same level of assistance. Students are assisted to create a course of study that suits their interests, needs and abilities.