Years 11 and 12 Curriculum

The theme across Year 11 is Decisions.

Year 11 Curriculum

We believe an academically focused final two years is important to each student’s development, and provides a robust foundation for whatever direction in life they may choose.

As our students make the transition into senior schooling, they continue to study certain core subjects, with all students continuing with English and Mathematics. Students also have the opportunity to further specialise in areas of particular interest or expertise, or to maintain a more diverse course.  All students studying at Hillbrook are expected to be eligible for an ATAR which is used to determine university entry. Similarly, all students should become eligible for a QCE [Queensland Certificate of Education].

Core subjects for Year 11 in 2021 are:

  • English or Literature
  • Essential Mathematics (Applied) or General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods
  • Outdoor Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Personal and Spiritual Development (PSD)
  • Negotiated Time

Year 11 students can choose 4 of the following Electives:

  • Accounting
  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Drama
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • German
  • Industrial Technology Skills (Applied)
  • Digital Solutions
  • Physical Education
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Japanese
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Modern History
  • Music
  • Philosophy and Reason
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Visual Art

 Note: English and Literature Extension and Music are offered in Year 12 only.

The theme across Year 12 is Destinations.

Year 12 Curriculum

We believe an academically focused final two years is important to each student’s development, and provides a robust foundation for whatever direction in life they may choose.

As our students make the transition into senior schooling, they continue to study certain core subjects, with all students continuing with English and Mathematics. Students also have the opportunity to further specialise in areas of particular interest or expertise, or to maintain a more diverse course.  All students studying at Hillbrook are expected to be eligible for an ATAR which is used to determine university entry. Similarly, all students should become eligible for a QCE [Queensland Certificate of Education]. 

Core subjects for Year 11 in 2021 are:

  • English or Literature
  • Essential Mathematics (Applied) or General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods
  • Outdoor Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Personal and Spiritual Development (PSD)
  • Negotiated Time

Year 12 students can choose 4 of the following Electives:

  • Accounting
  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English and Literature Extension
  • Geography
  • German
  • Industrial Technology Skills (Applied)
  • Digital Solutions
  • Physical Education
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Japanese
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Modern History
  • Music
  • Music Extension
  • Philosophy and Reason
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Visual Art