Senior External - Year 11 and 12
Almost all Hubbard’s students have aspirations towards tertiary study, in particular, completing one or more degrees at university. A very high rate of success has been established:
- more than 90% of students achieve university entry annually;
- two-thirds of these are generally offered their first tertiary preference; and
- 100% success rate achieved in consecutive years.
The syllabus followed for each subject is the Senior External Syllabus as prescribed by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA).
Lessons, homework, regular classroom tests and practice examinations are a vital part of the academic year at Hubbard’s School. Parent/teacher interviews are conducted immediately after the May and August reports are issued.
Through the Senior External Examinations, the QCAA is responsible for the final and total assessment of the student’s mastery of the subjects and the consequent issue of Senior Certificates. Students must nominate to sit for Senior External Examinations by mid-July. A per subject nomination fee is payable at the time of nomination. These examinations commence in late October and continue into November. The examinations are conducted at a number of centres around Brisbane and regional Queensland. Interstate and international venues may also be arranged. A timetable for these examinations is issued at the beginning of each calendar year.
The Senior Certificates are posted on a Friday, approximately one week before Christmas. This affords the student time to change tertiary preferences if desired.
Since 2006, students in Year 10 have worked towards a new school qualification, the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). The first QCE’s were awarded to eligible students in 2008. To be eligible for the QCE, students must complete 20 credits e.g. 5 subjects. 5 Sound Achievements gives a Rank of 81 which equates to an OP 10. Each SA or better from the Senior External Examination receives a credit of 4. Other ways of accumulating points towards a QCE are detailed on the QCAA website: https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/