Senior Curriculum

​​​Developing a learning pathway to suit the needs and the ability of each individual is continued in the senior school (Years 10 and 12) at Siena Catholic College.  The College offers academic and vocational pathways, with both offering the opportunity to qualify for a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

Students planning to undertake tertiary study are able to plan a course of between five (5) and six (6) Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) subjects from ​those offered at the College.  Students must meet all requirements as outlined by the QCAA to be eligible to receive an ATAR rating, used to determine entry into some Queensland tertiary institutions or to be eligible for a range of other tertiary studies options.

Students who want a vocational focus in senior will find a well-structured vocational pathway at Siena Catholic College.  We access a range of accredited certificate courses in conjunction with local TAFE College or other Registered Training Organisations.  Students who choose to undertake school-based traineeships or apprenticeships within their studies may have a reduced workload to incorporate work-related training as part of their course.

More information regarding the actual subjects studied in a year level can be found in the subject selection handbook. 

Senior Subject Selection Handbook 2024-2025 

At Siena, another focus of the Senior years is post-school pathways - the transition to tertiary education or the workforce; and preparing our students to live in society as responsible, caring and contributing adults.

Students at the College also have the opportunity to engage with Tertiary level courses like the program at the University of the Sunshine Coast through the Headstart P​rogram