The senior years of learning at Kimberley College are focused on preparing our students to contribute to society post-school as responsible and caring adults who realise they can make a difference through positive action.
The Kimberley College senior school (Years 10 - 12) continues to develop the learning pathway of individual students to suit their needs, abilities and aspirations beyond their secondary schooling years. Students feel a sense of purpose and place in the senior school, and they show concern for leaving people and places better for having known them.
At Kimberley College, we operate a faculty-based model, similar to the structure of university for the senior school. Students are allocated to a faculty with students of similar interests and future goals based on the subjects chosen and study pathway. Faculties include:
Our College offers senior students the opportunity to qualify for a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and provides flexibility and choice, catering for individual student preferences by offering both academic and vocational pathways.
Students planning to undertake tertiary study are able to plan a course of between four and six Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) General subjects from the twenty offered at the College. Students studying fewer than six General subjects may also choose from over twelve Applied subjects and certificates up to a diploma level on campus. Students must meet all requirements as outlined by the QCAA to be eligible to receive an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), commonly used to determine entry into Australian tertiary institutions.
Kimberley College offers students who want a vocational focus in senior a well-structured vocational pathway. In addition to the certificates delivered at school, we are partners with TAFE Brisbane and SkillsTech thus allowing students access to a wide range of accredited certificate courses.
Kimberley College also offers school-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SATs). Students who choose to undertake SATs within their studies may have a reduced workload to incorporate work-related training as part of their course.
High achieving students at Kimberley College also have the opportunity to engage with early entry tertiary level courses at all of the local universities.
As an integral part of the subject selection process during year 10, students and families attend a subject selection evening and participate in student-led conferences. These conferences are an important opportunity for students to present their thinking and plans for Years 11 & 12 and beyond to parents, caregivers and their PC teacher.
Overall, the Kimberley College senior school is a place where students can feel safe, take risks, celebrate their differences, and develop a love of learning and success through individual learning experiences.