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Senior School

Years 7 to 10

SS Curriculum - Years 7 to 10

In Years 7 to 10, Somerset offers the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) which serves as a frame work and meets–above and beyond–any mandated requirements from the Australian National Curriculum and the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA).

Years 7 and 8

As Years 7 and 8 are regarded as an introduction to Senior School curricula, all students take the same subjects.

  • Language and Literature (English)
  • Language Acquisition (French, German or Japanese)
  • Individuals and Societies
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Music
  • Arts - Visual
  • Global Thinking
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Design

Years 9 and 10

In Years 9 and 10 students are asked to select elective subjects to cater for their needs and interests. The Subjects in Years 9 and 10 consist of core subjects and elective subjects.

Core subjects are as follows:

  • Language and Literature (English)
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Individuals and Societies
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Language Acquisition (French, German or Japanese)

Students will select three electives from the following:

  • Arts - Visual Art
  • Arts - Music
  • Arts - Drama
  • Design - Technology
  • Design - Information Technology
  • Design - Multimedia Studies
  • Design - Sound Effects and Engineering
  • Design - Business
  • Studies in Commerce
  • Global Thinking