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.

Yr 9 and 10 Discovery Information Booklet


Yr 11 and 12 Pathways Information Booklet

Subjects for Year 10: Terms 1 to 3 – 2021

All students study the following core subjects:

English, Essential English (5 periods)Essential Mathematics or General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (5 periods)
Natural Science or Physical Science (5 periods)Christian Living (2 periods)
Academic Care (2 periods)Sport and Activities (2 periods)

Students must choose 3 from the following list of elective subjects (each 5 periods):

DesignDigital Solutions
Film, TV & New MediaFood & NutritionGeography
HistoryJapaneseLegal Studies
MusicNatural SciencePhysical Education
Physical ScienceSpanishSpecialist 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.

Affiliations with Registered Training Organisations

Axiom College RTO no. 40489
Australian Global Institute RTO no. 31690
Volunteering Qld RTO No. 6020
Aurora Training RTO No.32237
Barrington College RTO No. 45030

ACCESS : 2022

At Redlands College, we seek to partner with parents to form and educate the whole child. We do this by offering a well-rounded education and being intentional in how we develop students physically, academically, spiritually, socially and emotionally.

As the College looks toward providing students with greater opportunities to discover and explore future pathways the traditional Wednesday afternoon Bayside District sport for senior students has been reviewed and revised. In response to this, the College has created ACCESS, a Wednesday afternoon program that offers students access to sport, training and extension programs.

ACCESS has been designed to:
• engage students where they currently are in their learning journey.
• allow students who are passionate in their pursuits, further time to develop in these areas.
• create a more holistic approach to our sporting program.
• provide opportunities for students to participate in training and access VETiS funding.

ACCESS does not ignore physical activity, instead it re-orientates the focus towards overall student health.

ACCESS Sport Stream (compulsory for Year 10 students and available to Year 11 and 12 students)
The sports stream will build on existing College extension subjects – Sports Extension and Volleyball Extension – and intentionally target sports where we know we are strong in both talent and resources. Students who decide to choose one of the sports on offer will be able to use this time to extend themselves to a greater level.

ACCESS Training Stream (available to Year 11 and 12 students)
The training stream will allow students to further engage, develop and explore pathway options whilst at the College. The College will be able to use government funding to provide a number of opportunities for our students with the exception of the Diploma of Business.

ACCESS Extension Stream (available to Year 11 and 12 students)
The extension stream seeks to build on the gifts of our students in areas that are not covered in our formal curriculum. It will provide an opportunity to be extended beyond what they would normal experience in class. Some of these will be run by teachers with other options requiring students to engage in external study while still at the College.

ACCESS Opportunities for 2022 can be discussed with an enquiry.

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.