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Senior secondary

Years 10, 11 and 12

The Gap State High school vision of ‘Educating the whole person within a supportive local school community' is achieved by engendering academic excellence, loyalty and friendliness through a balanced curriculum, quality teaching and sound administrative practices within a climate of community support, good relationships and disciplined respect for others.  Students on exit should be morally and socially responsible, employable and capable of enjoying life and prepared for further learning and future employment.







Year 10 – Exploring possibilities and making choices

‘Life is a series of choices’. As students prepare to move from Junior Secondary to the Senior School, students need to make choices. Year 10 is a vital year in a students’ educational journey.

Year 10 lays the foundation for students to make decisions about their choices in years 11 to 12, to persist and maintain focus on the capabilities that they need to work, with knowledge, to grow and manage themselves and to effectively transition into the senior school and cope with increased expectations.

Year 11 - Planning for success

The focus for Year 11 students is to take greater responsibility for their learning, participate in leadership and community activities, and engage with the greater complexity of more disciplinary-based or technical subjects. It is also an opportunity to confirm and manage their student education and training (SET) plan to ensure alignment to potential pathways and current self-knowledge. It is essential that the plan reflects their current personal profile, including skills, abilities, attitudes and academic performance. Students need to explore and consolidate their knowledge of the labour market and the further education and training requirements they need for their future career planning and aspire for success.


Year 12 - Maximising and achieving positive outcomes

Students need to maximise their chances of obtaining personal success by critically examining their achievement levels against their career goals. Despite obvious pressures to achieve desirable outcomes, it is essential to have finely developed skills to focus on the task at hand, whether it be assignments or examinations and work to the best of their ability.

It is essential students maintain focus on outcome and career goals that they wish to achieve, as this will be the driving force to achieve their preferred futures. Ideally, for all students, it is to improve upon, rather than maintain, their level of achievement. It is important for students to identify ‘gaps’ in their own performance – so as to grow and develop in these areas and increase the chances of maximising their outcomes and potential. If students have desired outcome goals, such as to improve results, these then are the driving forces which ensure students will maximise the opportunities available.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact:

Mr Rob Lucas (Head of Department Senior Schooling)

Contact Details:        
Ph: (07) 3511 3888