The Senior School at Matthew Flinders Anglican College is dedicated to preparing students for the vibrant futures that await them beyond the peal of the graduation bell. Key to this is our unyielding focus on academic excellence within a challenging yet supportive learning environment. Students are encouraged to fulfill their academic potential through a carefully staged curriculum with a deliberate skills focus. Year 10 serves as a pre-Senior preparatory year where the foundations of the Senior Curriculum are laid. At this time, students are encouraged to consider their future pathways and are counselled into the senior courses that will best serve their needs and interests. The Year 11 and 12 Curriculum is derived from the QCAA syllabus and almost all of our students sit the Queensland Core Skills test with a view to securing an Overall Position (OP) and entry into tertiary studies. In this respect, the academic results of successive years of Flinders graduates speak for themselves.
A visitor to the College is quickly aware of a tangible atmosphere of encouragement and support that permeates the school. Students and teachers alike embrace and celebrate the successes of others. It’s a place where it’s good to be great! Those who strive are respected. High expectations combined with care and encouragement are the hallmarks of Matthew Flinders Anglican College.
Teachers know that positive relationships are the cornerstone of great teaching. The Senior School staff are highly trained specialists who continue to develop their skills through the College’s extensive professional learning program. Learning is optimised in modern classrooms and specialist facilities where students have access to state of the art equipment and technologies.
We want Matthew Flinders graduates to be leaders of the future. The co-ordinated leadership development program that commences in the Middle School continues into the Senior school with an increasing variety of roles and responsibilities challenging our seniors and offering authentic opportunities to lead. Students are encouraged to participate in our Global Awareness program with several visiting countries as far afield as Tanzania, Chile and the Philippines to experience other cultures and to develop an appreciation of the challenges facing the planet. Senior students are encouraged to model servant leadership and there are enduring examples throughout the College of the positive legacies of each graduating year.
The Senior School is dedicated to holistic education and this is evident in the extensive array of co-curricular activities in which our students participate. Our music program is renowned and our ensembles and orchestras have played to audiences at the Sydney Opera House and major venues in Europe and the US. All students are encouraged to take up a sport choosing from a selection that caters for novices, right through to nationally ranked athletes. The co-curricular program is complemented by a range of clubs and societies such as science, chess and debating.
We are very proud of the achievements of the graduates of Matthew Flinders Anglican College over the last 25 years. We are confident that our Senior School equips our students with the accreditations and the personal attributes that give them the very best opportunities for successful and productive futures.
Senior Curriculum Handbook 2017
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Subject Selection Forms
In Year 10 the curriculum is divided into a core and elective structure, similar to that in Year 9. However, many of the units studied at this level are designed specifically to prepare students for the rigours of studying at Years 11 and 12.
- History (1 semester)
- Health & Physical Education (2 semesters)
- Religious & Values Education
- Mind Body Spirit
- Agricultural Science
- Design & Technology
- Big History
- Home Economics
- Industrial Skills
- Software Design
- Philosophy and Reasoning
(S) represents a subject offered as a one-semester elective. (F) indicates that two elective units can be combined to provide a full year course.
Authority Subjects are those that satisfy the requirements of a syllabus provided by the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA). Assessment in these subjects has to be in accordance with accredited work programs and is moderated by the QSA.
Results obtained in Authority subjects are shown on the Senior Statement issued at the end of Year 12, and are the only results that contribute to the calculation of a student’s Overall Position (OP), which is generally required for tertiary entrance. All of our courses are Authority Subjects with the exception of Industrial Skills, which is an Authority Registered subject not included in the calculation of OPs.
Authority Subjects offered at Flinders
- Ancient History
- Business Communication and Technologies (BCT)
- Engineering Technology
- English Extension (Yr 12 only)
- Home Economics
- Information Processing and Technology (IPT)
- Information Technology Systems (Multi-media) (ITS)
- Legal Studies
- Marine Science
- Mathematics A
- Mathematics B
- Mathematics C
- Modern History
- Music – Extension (Yr 12 only)
- Physical Education
- Technology Studies
- Visual Art