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Year 10 Curriculum

At Aviation High School, Year 10 provides a link between the Junior and Senior school. Students study six subjects in each semester. Year 10 is designed to establish the framework from which Year 11 and 12 will be built. Students must reach certain minimum requirements in Year 10 English and Mathematics to study Senior English and Mathematics. Other subjects are designed to illustrate to the students the type of skills needed to extend their study in the Senior school.

Starting with the Year 10 Career Education, students quickly identify their strengths/weaknesses, likes/dislikes and investigate the wide variety of education and training opportunities available to them. From this students develop their Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan which outlines specific targets and goals for Year 11 and beyond. It forms the basis of their senior subject selection.
Year 11 & 12 Curriculum
Aviation High School has a wide range of subjects that can be studied in Years 11 and 12. This subject range offers a variety of subjects allowing studentsd with different strengths and areas of interest to pursue their future aspirations.
All Year 11 and 12 students study an English subject and a Mathematics subject. They also choose four other subjects from a range of Authority subjects and other subjects, as described below. This takes the total number of subjects studied to six.
The Queensland Studies Authority governs both the Authority and Authority-Registered subjects. In order to be eligible for an Overall Position (OP), students must undertake at least five Authority subjects over two years, thus they may include one Authority-Registered subject in their total of six, and still be OP-eligible.
Authority Subjects
The Authority subjects that count towards an OP which are currently offered at Aviation High School are:
  • ​Accounting
  • Aeroskills Studies
  • Aerospace Studies
  • Biological Science
  • Business Communication Technologies 
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Geography
  • Graphics
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Mathematics A
  • Mathematics B
  • Mathematics C​​
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Science 21
  • Visual Arts
Authority-Registered Subjects
Authority-Registered subjects have a more practical orientation than do the Authority subjects. Authority-Registered subjects may also allow students to attain concurrent TAFE qualifications. These subjects do not count towards an OP.
The Authority-Registered subjects currently offered are:
  • ​English Communication
  • Information Communication and Technology
  • Prevocational Mathematics
  • Tourism
  • Aeroskills
Certificate Courses
Students may choose to study a certificate as one of their subjects. These certificate courses are offered in partnership with outside RTOs (Registered Training Organisations).
The certificate courses currently offered are:
  • ​Certificate II in Business
  • Certificate III in Business
  • Certificate II in Hospitality
  • Certificate II in Aeroskills (Aircraft Maintenance Engineering)
Alternative Pathways
Alternative Pathways include opportunities such as school based apprenticeships and traineeships (SAT), attending external Queensland Studies Authority registered training organisations (RTO), and work experience.
They are available to all Year 11 and 12 students. 
School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships
This involves attending one day of paid work per week and completing the appropriate training package, usually Certificate III level, in most areas of employment.
The student’s timetable is adjusted to five subjects to allow them the flexibility to complete all commitments and with most traineeships taking between 12 to 24 months this usually enables apprentices to exit during the senior schooling phase as a second year apprentice.
Students on these pathways exit Year 12 with a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) that outlines both school and vocational studies.
Interested students should check the Shared Documents section of the Student Intranet for weekly updated lists of available SAT’s, as well as contacting the Workplace Placement officer at the school.