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Senior school

Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 have the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects and extra-curricular activities.

BLAZE Program

 
The BLAZE Program gives senior students the opportunity to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities which extends the learning opportunities available to our students.
 
BLAZE stands for:
Belonging
Leadership
Attitude
Zest
Endurance
and are all values which underpin our programs of study.

Year 10

 
All students in Year 10 study English, Mathematics, Science, History/Geography plus two chosen electives.  Students in Year 10 also have the opportunity to complete a Certificate I in Business during BLAZE and participate in work experience at the end of Term 3.
 
Elective choices are outlined in the Year 10 Subject Selection Guide (PDF, 94 KB).

Year 11 and 12

 
Students start the Senior Education and Training (SET) Planning process during Term 3 of Year 10. Students can chose a wide range of subjects including both Authority and Authority-Registered subjects, as well as Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses. Senior subject handbooks are available from the Subject selection handbooks section and outline the subjects offered at Glenmore State High School.
 
The Senior School Manual outlines all of the policies and procedures within the Senior School including our assessment policy, application for external courses and school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, assignment extension forms and change of subject forms.

Work Experience

 
All students in Years 10, 11 and 12 have the opportunity to participate in work experience. Students in Years 11 and 12 who wish to organise a work experience placement need to speak with staff in B Block staffroom to organise this placement.
 
Year 10 students will complete one week of work experience during the last week of Term 3. Students have been provided with a preference form and are asked to complete the form listing 3 possible employers - with employer industry, name, address and contact details. Forms must be returned to B Block staffroom by Monday Week 3, Term 2. 
 
Staff will contact employers as per student preference form, until a placement has been secured. We will endeavour to provide students with their completed Work Experience Agreement by the start of Term 3. Students will then be required to contact the host employer to make a suitable time to meet with them for signing of the Agreement. The signed Agreement must be returned to school by the end of Week 3, Term 3 at the latest.

Insurance Information

 
Education Queensland insures students from state schools attending work experience under a Contract of Insurance with WorkCover Queensland, against injuries, permanent impairment or death, occurring while undertaking work with the approved provider or while travelling directly between their home or school and the site where the placement is provided.

The insurance also covers payments for medical or hospital treatment associated with injuries, for rehabilitation or for artificial limbs. Parents who choose to take out personal accident insurance for their children should make private arrangements.

Please refer to the Work Experience Documents and Resources section on the top right hand corner of the page for further information.

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority

 
The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority provides P to 12 syllabuses, assessment, reporting, testing, accreditation and certification services for Queensland schools.

Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test

 
All Year 12 students have the opportunity to complete the QCS Test.  Students who are not OP-eligible but are interested in completing the QCS Test need to speak with the Guidance Officer before beginning the practice lessons.

QCS Preparation

 
Glenmore State High School provides practice lessons and the sitting of practice tests to best prepare students for the QCS test. 
 
Details about current arrangements are outlined in a Letter to Parents (PDF, 1000KB) which was issued at the beginning of the school year to every Year 12 student.

QCS Special Provision

 
In order to remove barriers that may prevent students from accessing the QCS Test or performing at their potential, special provision is available for those with a medical condition, impairment or exceptional circumstances.
 
The two types of special provision available to students are detailed in the Special Provisions Letter (PDF, 253KB). For more information, contact the Guidance Officer.

QCS Test Publications

 
There are many publications and information documents available regarding the Queensland Core Skills Test available from their website.
 
QCS test handbook provides information about policies and procedures, administration, marking, reporting and special provisions.
 
Past test papers and response sheets can be purchased from QCAA.
 
Blank response sheets for the multiple choice test papers are available for download.
 
Retrospectives - this yearly publication provides feedback on the QCS Test and students' responses.

Information for Students

 
Student Connect - a magazine for Year 12 students with information on senior studies and post-school options.  Schools receive copies for distribution early in the year.
 
Visit the About the QCS Test webpage for general about the actual QCS test.
 
Common Curriculum Elements - the generic skills tested in the QCS test.