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Senior phase of learning

At Centenary State High School, it is important that our students graduate with a worthwhile qualification.  Our senior students are well prepared to journey into this exciting phase of their learning. We optimise student success in the following ways:

  • Developing, in consultation with students, parents/carers, staff and other professionals, a Senior Education and Training Plan (SETP), outlining specific targets and pathways for Year 11 and beyond, and supported by career guidance and counselling advice
  • Providing a seamless learning pathway, allowing Year 10 students to study the pre-requisite units for the senior subjects which they have chosen
  • Enabling articulated pathways through strong links with universities through school based tertiary subjects, TAFE and Industry
  • In Year 12, students choosing an OP pathway study a minimum of five (5) subjects from the offered Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) courses. 
  • Students in an OP Pathway may also choose a VET Qualification at AQF Level 3 or higher to access the Selection Rank in addition to the OP score

Centenary State High School offers a flexible Senior curriculum, where students have many different pathways and options available to them. Pathways at Centenary State High School include:

  • OP Pathway – attaining an Overall Position (OP) for tertiary entrance (Year 12, 2019)

  • Selection Rank Pathway – completing a AQF Level 3 or higher qualification for    tertiary entrance

  • Vocational Pathway – completion of Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications for transition to further training and/or employment

  • For information regarding the new Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) system (from Year 11, 2019) please access the information provided here

Our 2019 Senior Schooling Handbook has been designed to provide students and parents/carers with information on the full range of curriculum offerings in the Senior Phase of Learning, outlining what is required to receive the Queensland Certificate of Education and optimise success for whatever pathway is chosen. Students may keep track of their QCE progress and access tertiary and career information by logging into the QCAA Student Connect webpage.​​​

Planning a QCE Fact Sheet

OP Fast Facts Fact Sheet

The Options Career Information Service provides career support and information for both students and their families. This is critical to successful career decisions, wellbeing and happiness over a life time.
To access this service, click on the link and login using the school access code emailed home.  Please contact Angela Raven at if you have not received the code.