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Senior school

At Dakabin State High School students in the senior phase have the opportunity to follow either a tertiary pathway or vocational pathway and choose their subjects accordingly to best prepare them for the direction they wish to take following the completion of their secondary education.

Regardless of pathway, all students are eligible for, and working towards, the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Throughout the senior phase, students are monitored on their progress towards successful completion of the QCE, with any required intervention taking place at appropriate junctures.

The Senior Schooling department at Dakabin provides staff, students and parents with a wide range of information and services. We are responsible for overseeing many facets of education for senior students and act as a liaison between and contact point for organisations such as the Queensland Studies Authority, Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre, the Department of Education, Training and Employment, TAFE Queensland, Registered Training Organisations and industry representatives.

  • Assessment Policy

    Assessment is an integral part of the school curriculum. It assists in the development of important skills. Assessment varies in nature from subject to subject. It can take the form of assignments, projects, oral presentations, examinations...

  • Curriculum Offerings

    Students in Years 11 and 12 are able to study a wide range and variety of subjects. Subject choices – determined in Year 10 – will be determined by a student’s intended future pathway.

  • Overall Positions and the Queesnland Core Skills Test

    Students undertaking a Tertiary pathway choose from a range of Authority subjects (minimum of 5). Results from these subjects contribute to the calculation of an Overall Position (OP) which is used by universities to gain a place in a tertiary cours

  • Queensland Certificate of Education

    The QCE is Queensland’s senior schooling qualification. It is a school-based qualification awarded to young people who are eligible at the completion of the senior phase of learning, usually at the end of Year 12.