Senior School curriculum

The Senior School curriculum at Redlands College provides an extensive range of subjects and is well balanced between rigorous foundation learning and opportunities for each individual to explore and develop their unique gifts and talents.

As a College we recognise that each student is on a unique learning pathway. We can provide an excellent academic education while also providing outstanding vocational training opportunities.

Students can focus on gaining tertiary entry through an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR), devote themselves entirely to vocational training or pick a combination of both.

As a registered training organisation (RTO) we have the ability to offer a range of vocational opportunities within the College. To further enhance the opportunities for our students we have partnered with a number of other training organisations and employers.

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senior subject page

Subjects for Year 10: Terms 1 to 3 - 2019

All students study the following core subjects:

  • English, Essential English (4 periods)
  • Essential Mathematics or General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (4 periods)
  • Natural Science or Physical Science (4 periods)
  • Christian Living (2 periods)
  • Health (2 periods)
  • Sport and Activities (2 periods)

Students must choose 3 from the following list of elective subjects (each 4 periods):

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Digital Solutions
  • Drama
  • Film, TV & New Media
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Japanese
  • Legal Studies
  • Music
  • Natural Science
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Science
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Visual Art

It is strongly recommended that students choose Mathematical Methods in order to keep career options open if Year 9 Maths results have averaged C+ or better.  Students studying Essential Maths and English will find it difficult to transition into General Maths and English.

Vocational Pathway

In Years 11 and 12 Vocational Pathways are offered. This is designed for those who intend employment at the end of Year 12 rather than a tertiary place, although tertiary placement is available through this pathway. The Vocational Pathway has the flexibility to cater to the individual needs of the students. All Vocational students study the core subjects as well as other courses and certificates appropriate to their interests. 

For further information about the Vocational Pathway, please go to our Vocational Education Pathways page.

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Camps & Excursions
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 / form or subject teacher. 

The Year 11 Leadership camp provides an excellent opportunity for students to form strong personal bonds and to explore the notion of servant leadership. All curriculum-based camps and excursions are included in school fees.

Senior camps and excursions