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Senior secondary


Senior secondary schooling encompasses years 10 through to 12, however, year 10 subject areas are made up of junior secondary offerings.  For years 11 and 12, Eidsvold offers a range of Authority (OP eligble) subjects, as well as Authority-Registered subjects which make up a total offering of 13 secondary subjects.

Authority Subjects


​The Senior English course aims to promote students’ ability to use language appropriately and effectively to suit particular purposes.  It relies heavily on students’ ability to analyse and reflect on the ways language is used in a wide range of contexts in order to make meaning.

Mathematics A

The Mathematics A program is designed to assist students to develop an appreciation of the value of mathematics to humanity.  The units studied aim to help students develop an understanding of the power of maths and its impact on society. Students are led to appreciate how mathematical concepts may be applied to a variety of life situations including business and recreational activities.  

Science 21

Science 21 is a studied over four semesters. This subject will be offered in 2014 for the first time at Eidsvold State School and hence the course outline is in the developmental stages.  Topics taught will be within the themes and contexts which incorporate a range of science disciplines. Units currently being considered include topics such as Forensics, The day after tomorrow (natural disasters) and It’s your body – personal health.

Information Technology Systems

The subject Information Technology Systems (ITS) is a practical discipline which prepares students to meet the rapid changes in technology and ways to respond to emerging technologies. Several units within the course provide students with the knowledge and skills used in the systems supporting IT as well as skills useful in the multimedia entertainment industry.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies

The aim of this course of study is to explore the history, culture and issues (past and present) which have impacted on the Indigenous peoples of Australia.  As a consequence, students should gain insights into and respect for the diversity, complexity and distinctiveness of Indigenous people.

Authority-Registered Subjects

English Communication

Thhis course aims to provide students with opportunities to increase their communication skills in a range of social contexts, i.e. workplace, active citizenship and leisure activities.

Pre-Vocational Mathematics

Pre-vocational Mathematics aims to allow students to build confidence and experience success when using mathematics in everyday contexts.  It endeavours to improve their preparedness for entry to work, apprenticeships, traineeships, or further study by developing their numeracy.

Social and Community Studies

Students will engage in a range of units designed around personal and resource management, management of relationships and community participation.  The development of personal, social, self-management and citizenship skills is an important aspect of this subject. 

Multi-Arts Studies

To allow students to explore a range of art forms.

Furnishing Studies

Manufacturing helps students to develop an understanding of the Australian manufacturing industry. This is a Subject Area Specific subject and does not contribute to an OP score, however, allows for a broad framework, and gives schools a wide choice of content offerings. Schools may draw on their own local industries and environment. It enables students to pursue elective studies in an industry of interest, and also allows a wider focus for students not yet committed to a specific area of study.

In general, all students should be able to use their creativity and derive satisfaction from working with materials, tools and machines while they gain the skills they need to prepare themselves for future employment as well as recreation and leisure.


This course allows students to acquire knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes and values in, about and through recreation activities, and thereby enhance their prospects of employment. Students will develop confidence in recreation contexts as well as develop a responsible attitude towards the safety, health and wellbeing of self and others in physical activity, recreation and work-related situations.


Hospitality is an area of study that provides students with a range of interpersonal skills. These skills can be applied in their personal and working life. Hospitality also equips students with specific knowledge and skills related to employment within the hospitality industry.

Short Course

Career Development

The goal of the Careers Development Short Course is to assist individuals to develop the skills and knowledge to effectively manage their careers. The certificate focuses on the knowledge, processes and skills that students starting the senior phase of learning need to develop in order to apply and maintain effective career development practices.

If individuals construct career paths and secure employment which use their potential and meet their own goals, they are likely to be more motivated and more productive, and therefore contribute to enhancing national prosperity.