Secondary years

Moreton Bay College has a long tradition of academic success. Our secondary learning programme is designed to prepare our student’s for tomorrow’s world. We strive to equip the girls to be active global citizens in a modern society that demands collaboration, problem solving, adaptability and entrepreneurship.

Academic programme

Academic programme

Achieving the best educational outcome for each individual student is always the main objective for our teachers. Our aim is to furnish them with the knowledge and skills to pursue studies in their chosen field. Over 90% of graduates go on to further studies. To deliver these results, our academic programme draws on current educational, psychological, physiological and related fields of research.

We believe that a student centric experience that fosters active student engagement through inquiry, resilient learning, academic risk-taking and personal excellence is key. Our curriculum provides a comprehensive programme at all levels – to stimulate, inspire, motivate, and push the boundaries of the girls’ cognitive, affective and physical abilities. With the highest possible standards of intellectual education, an extensive range of co-curricular activities, and an exceptional pastoral care programme, every Moreton Bay girl can approach her future with positive self-esteem and confidence in her own abilities.

STEAM

STEAM

STEAM is an approach to learning and development that integrates the areas of Science, Technology, and Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. Through STEAM, students develop key skills including problem solving; creativity; critical analysis; teamwork; independent thinking; initiative; communication; digital literacy.

STEAM literacy involves the use of foundational knowledge and skills from STEAM learning areas, through a problem-based or inquiry approach, to create solutions. It may involve identifying issues and problems; posing questions; providing explanations; drawing evidence-based conclusions; creating solutions.

The continual advances in technology are changing the way students learn, connect and interact every day. Skills developed by students through STEAM provide them with the foundation to succeed at school and beyond.

Year 7 and 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11 and 12

Year 7 and 8

At Moreton Bay College, we create an environment for our Year 7 and 8 girls 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 are committed to developing 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
Digital Technology
Mathematics
Food & Textile Technology
Science
Dance
Humanities & Social Science
Drama
Health & Physical Education
Music
French or Japanese
Visual Art
Religious Education
Positive Minds Programme

Year 9

The Year 9 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 whilst discovering areas of enjoyment and proficiency.

Core Electives (students select either) OR
English
One Language (French or Japanese)
Two Technology/Business (Digital Technology, Food & Textile Technology, Business Studies)
Mathematics
One Technology/Business (Digital Technology, Food & Textile Technology, Business Studies)
Two Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Art)
Science
One Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Art)
Humanities & Social Science
Health & Physical Education
Religious Education
Positive Minds Programme

Year 10

The Year 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 (select two)
English
Languages (French or Japanese)
Mathematics
Technology/Business (Digital Technology , Food & Nutrition, Textiles & Design or Business Studies)
Science
Arts (Dance, Drama, Music or Visual Art)
Humanities & Social Science
Health & Physical Education
Religious Education
Positive Minds Programme

Year 11 and 12

The curriculum offering for Senior Secondary has been devised to provide the widest range of possible choices for students. At this stage of their schooling students choose subjects that suit their skills and abilities and complement their future goals. Students who achieve a set amount of learning, at the set standard, in a set pattern, while meeting literacy and numeracy requirements will be issued with a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). The QCE is issued to eligible students when they meet all the requirements, either at the completion of Year 12, or after they have left school.

ATAR pathway

MBC 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

Students may commence a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship in the senior years of schooling at MBC. 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 (Select four)
English or Essential English
Accounting
Essential Mathematics, General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods
Ancient History
Religious Education
Biology
Positive Minds Programme
Business
Study Skills
Chemistry
Dance
Design
Digital Solutions
Drama
Economics
Fashion
Food & Nutrition
French
Geography
Health
Japanese
Legal Studies
Modern History
Music
Physical Education
Physics
Specialist Mathematics
Study of Religion
Visual Art
Visual Art in Practice