(Pre Mathematics A OR Pre Mathematics B)
Religion and Ethics
These are supplemented by the selection of three electives from a list which may vary, depending on student preferences and staffing.
Pre Business Communication and Technologies
Pre Film, Television and New Media
Pre Information Technology Systems
Pre Legal Studies
Pre Modern History
Pre Study of Religion
Pre Physical Education
Pre Visual Art
YEARS 11 & 12
In Years 11 and 12, students may pursue an academic programme that will give them an OP for University Entrance or they may pursue a Vocational Education & Training (VET) Programme based on nationally accredited VET modules and structured industry placement. The academic programme caters for a wide range of interests and abilities.
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME (OP)
English, Mathematics (Maths A or Maths B), Religion and Ethics, and Sport are compulsory subjects and are studied together with four electives. Subjects currently include:
Study of Religion
Business Communication & Technology
Film, Television & New Media
The diverse range of subjects offered in the Redlands College OP course provides students with opportunities to identify and excel in subjects aligned to their interests, gifts and talents. Success in these subjects leads to positive outcomes, including stronger than state OP results, increasing options for tertiary study.
The success rates for first round offers of tertiary entrance range from 92 to 100% (the average for the last five years is 97%).
The average percentage of students in the OP 1-15 range for the last five years is 87.6%.
Engagement of Redlands College students in university study is significantly higher than average figures for Redland City, Brisbane and Queensland.
For the last fours years, multiple students from each graduating cohort have recieved university awards / scholarships for academic merit.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMME (VET) In Years 11 and 12 the Vocational Education and Training programme is offered. This is designed for those who seek employment at the end of Year 12 rather than a tertiary place, although tertiary placement is available through this course. The programme has the flexibility to cater to the individual needs of students. All students study the core subjects:
Social & Community Studies
Religion and Ethics
Pre Vocational Mathematics
Certificate II in Workplace Practices*
Certificate III in Business
Certificate II in
As this is a vocational course, in order to fulfil the necessary work placements involved and receive the training for the TAFE modules, students will attend school for three days. Students will visit selected TAFE or other external locations to gain training in their career specific courses.
During fourth term of Year 10, a two-week work experience block will be held to train students in work ethics and placement requirements. From term one in Year 11 students will enter Industry Placements or Work Training venues for one day per week.
Many of our past students have continued vocations or study pathways started at school. Others have used their training and experience to find jobs.
* Note: the Certificate II in Workplace Practices course is under review by external authorities. This may be lead to minor revisions of our implementation of this course.
The students participate in lectures and workshops or tutorials at the relevant universities and receive a grade, with the subject able to be included as a credit towards the appropriate degree offered by the University.
CAMPS Excursions occur throughout the year and provide students with practical experiences that enhance their understanding of the various study topics. Parents are notified by letter of up-coming excursions by the class teacher.
Camps provide an excellent opportunity for students to form strong personal bonds. Camps are held at various year levels and are considered to be part of the curriculum. Year 11: Leadership Camp at Mt Tamborine is a compulsory part of the curriculum.
SPIRITUAL PROGRAMME All subjects are taught from a Christian perspective. The aim is for students to realise that their relationship with God relates to every area of their lives.
Years 10, 11 and 12 have three periods per week of Religion and Ethics. This course seeks, through research, study and discussion, to develop within students a greater understanding of the meaning of Christianity to them. This is achieved through exploration of humanity’s search for meaning through religion, but more especially by challenging the students to examine what they believe and why and to gain ownership of their beliefs and therefore strengthen their relationship with God.
Religion & Ethics is compulsory for all students and all students are expected to apply themselves ernestly to this subject. Each student has a spiritual life class each day. This, apart from covering administrative matters, develops as a class devotional and prayer time or an assembly time.