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Senior College

Senior College

Senior school is a time of growth and development for young men at St Mary's College.

With a focus on achieving excellence and developing moral values, students are challenged to reach their full potential and become men for tomorrow. 

Years 10, 11 and 12 students at St Mary's College are able to choose between a Tertiary Entrance pathway, a Non-Tertiary Entrance pathway or a Vocational Education pathway (including TAFE/School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships) or a combination.

Students can choose from General Subjects (used to calculate an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) or Applied Subjects and Certificate Courses.

All students achieve either the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or the Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement at the conclusion of Year 12.

St Mary’s College offers an extensive range of subjects and quality teaching in each of the alternative pathways available.

By the conclusion of their Year 12 studies, students will have experienced units of study in depth, achieved results commensurate with their abilities, studied units of work relevant to their future aspirations and developed positive student-teacher relationships.

Current Subject Offerings 

Senior General Subjects:
  • Accounting
  • Aerospace
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Design
  • Digital Solutions
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • Film, Television & New Media
  • General Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Japanese
  • Legal Studies
  • Literature
  • Mathematics Methods
  • Modern History
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Study of Religion (SOR)
  • Visual Art
Senior Applied Subjects:
  • Building & Construction Studies (BCS)
  • Drama in Practice
  • Essential English
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Furnishing Skills
  • Religion & Ethics
  • Science in Practice
  • Social & Community Studies
  • Visual Arts in Practice
Certificate Subjects:
  • Certificate III in Business (including Certificate II in Tourism)
  • Certificate III in Hospitality
  • Certificate III in Fitness (including Certificate II in Sport & Coaching)
  • MEM20422 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (Blue Dog Training PTY LTD, RTO: 31193)

Detailed information regarding ATAR and QCE for Senior students can be found on the QCAA website at