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Years (Year 11 - 12)



The final years of school can be a stressful experience for students so Burdekin Christian College strives to put supports in place to help students achieve their full potential and enjoy these important teenage years. Every child is appointed a Care Teacher who becomes a point of reference that they can speak to about any difficulties or concerns they may have.  Students also participate in Bella Rae (girls) or Men of Honour (boys) to develop their relationship skills, personal grooming and resilience. Senior Students undertake a Study Skills program that grows organisational and assessment skills.  Year 12 students sitting the Queensland Core Skills Test are provided with extra support through a training program to maximise their outcomes.  Students in Year 11 undergo training in cognitive verbs to help maximise ATAR results.  We also encourage students to undertake University, Sporting and Defence Force Camps if their interests lie in any of these areas.



There are currently three major pathways for our Senior Students they should consider when selecting subjects:


All students are expected to graduate with either a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or a Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA).

"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the whole world"

- Nelson Mandela 




Our teachers specialise in different subject areas bringing life experiences and a focused approach to their teaching.  We pride ourselves that our staff are passionate about their subject areas and are continuing their own life long education journeys through high level professional development.  Students are taught critical thinking skills and cognitive verbs to help engage with higher level thinking tasks. We understand all our students have different learning styles and cater for them using differentiated learning activities that incorporate engaging hands on approaches, visual stimuli and real life simulations.



Students are expected to complete 3 hours homework each week night.  Homework consists of set work, revision study and assignment writing and research.  All homework must be recorded in each student’s diary before leaving class.  Homework club is available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at the library for students.

"The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out. "

- Proverbs 18:15




Subjects offered in the Senior School include:


  • English

  • Christian Living

  • Mathematics A

  • Mathematics B

  • General Mathematics

  • Mathematical Methods

  • History

  • Biology

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Marine Science

  • Visual Arts

  • Visual Arts in Practice

  • Music

  • Hospitality

  • Industrial Technology Skills

  • Information Communication Technology

  • Certificate III of Hospitality

  • Certificate III of Early Childhood Education

  • Certificate II & III of Sport and Recreation

  • Certificate III of Animal Studies

  • Diploma of Business



Students in Years 11 and 12 have the opportunity to start their University studies early by participating in Start Uni Now (SUN).  SUN is a CQUniversity initiative that allows students in Years 11 and 12 to study CQUniversity units whilst still in high school.  Clink on the link to explore the subjects available.  



Subjects offered through TAFE in Years 11

and 12:


  • Certificate III & IV in Community Service

  • Certificate III in Electrotechnology

  • Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

  • Certificate II in Automotive Vocational

  • Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

  • Certificate II in Salon Assistance

  • Certificate II in Health Support Services

  • Certificate II & III in Tourism



Our teachers plan lessons around a Christian worldview underpinned by our CARE approach:


I respect others. “In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.” (Matthew 7:12)



I can do it. “I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.”   (Philippians 4:13)



I can overcome. “Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.”   (Deuteronomy 31:6)



I do my best. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”  (Colossians 3:23)



of our College

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