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Senior secondary

Senior secondary includes students in years 10 through to 12. While Dysart High is a small school, it offers a diverse range of subjects, supplemented by additional courses offered through Brisbane School of Distance Education, TAFE and other learning institutions.

 

Year 10

 
All year 10 students study a core curriculum, which is then enhanced through the delivery of some core certificate courses.
 
Core studies studied for the full year:
 
·         English - 3 lessons per week
·         Science - 3 lessons per week
·         Mathematics - 3 lessons per week
 
Each of the following subjects will be studied for a semester:
 
·         Health and physical education (HPE) - 2 lessons per week
·         Certificate I in business - 2 lessons per week
·         Geography - 2 lessons per week
·         History - 2 lessons per week
 
NB: History and geography provide time to career planning and development
Students then have two choices, which are studied for the year:
 
      1. Certificate I in information technology (computers) - 2 lessons per week OR
          Certificate I in hospitality - 2 lessons per week
 
       2. Information technology and design (wood and metal work) - 2 lessons per 
week OR
           The arts - 3 lessons per week

 

Year 11/12

 
All year 11 and 12 students study a core curriculum, which is then enhanced through the delivery of certificate courses.
 
All students must study:
 
·         English - English or English communication - 3 lessons per week
·         Mathematics - Mathematics B, Mathematics A or Pre-vocational Mathematics -lessons per week
·         Certificate II in Workplace Practices - 2 lessons per week
 
Additional subject offered include:
 
·         Biology
·         Business communication & technology (BCT)
·         Legal studies
·         Certificate I and II in MATE (resource infrastructure operations – mining)
·         Certificate II in Hospitality
·         Certificate II in IDMT
·         Certificate I in construction
·         Certificate II in engineering (mining focus)
 
Students can also study a range of other subjects and certificate courses through Brisbane School of Distance Education for example: Chemistry, Physics, Ancient and Modern History.