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Senior secondary

The Gap State High School’s vision is to ‘educate the whole person within a supportive local school community’.  This is achieved by engendering academic excellence, loyalty and friendliness through a balanced curriculum, quality teaching and sound administrative practices.

The senior school journey begins in Year 10.  Our aim is to ensure every student achieves a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) catered to the student’s specific needs and intended pathway.  Students are provided with guidance throughout their entire Senior Schooling.

Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) System

Queensland has introduced a new QCE system, starting with Year 11 students in 2019.  From 2020, the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) will replace the Overall Position (OP) as the standard pathway to tertiary study.
Please refer to the related links within this section for more detailed information.

Senior Curriculum Showcase

Early in Semester 2 each year the Senior Curriculum Showcase is held.  This is an information evening for all Year 9 and Year 10 students and their parents/caregivers.
The evening provides insight into the new QCE system, explores the Curriculum Guide and subject selection requirements and where to access support to assist with the decision making process.

If you were unable to attend this year's Showcase, please organise for your student to collect their information pack from the Senior Schooling Department.

Please refer to the related links within this section for information from the Showcase.

Please refer to the subject selection tab (right) for the PowerPoint presentation.

Subject Selections


Subject Selection - Year 9 into Year 10 in 2020:

Students will need to complete their subject selection forms:
  • Term 3, Week 4 (2019). 

Subject Selection - Year 10 into Year 11 in 2020:

Students will complete their subject selection form during SET Plan Interviews:

  • Term 3, Week 5 (2019).

Senior Education and Training (SET) Plans

During Year 10, students can choose their pathway through the senior phase of learning.  To finalise their plans, students and their parent/caregiver will need to complete a Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan interview.
SET Plans aim to help students make important decisions about their future education, training and employment.
2019 Year 10 SET Plan Interview Bookings – NOW CLOSED.


Please refer to the SET Plan sub page on the left for further information.


For further information please do not hesitate to contact:


Mr Rob Lucas (Head of Senior Schooling)


Last Updated: August, 2019