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SE­NIOR school­ing in Queens­land is chang­ing in 2019 to pro­vide stu­dents with the skills re­quired for suc­cess in work and life in the fu­ture.

Across se­nior sub­jects, stu­dents at Proser­pine State High School will ac­quire 21st cen­tury skills to sup­port them as life­long learn­ers, val­ued em­ploy­ees, in­no­va­tors and en­gaged global ci­ti­zens.

A sig­nif­i­cant change to the sys­tem from 2020, will in­volve stu­dents no longer re­ceiv­ing an Over­all Po­si­tion and will be ranked for univer­sity us­ing the Aus­tralian Ter­tiary As­sess­ment Ad­mis­sion Rank.

Un­der the new sys­tem in 2019 Proser­pine State High School will con­tinue to of­fer an ex­ten­sive va­ri­ety of se­nior sub­ject choices, cater­ing for all our stu­dents and their di­verse path­ways.

These of­fer­ings will in­clude 20 Gen­eral sub­jects; 15 Ap­plied sub­jects; nine cer­tifi­cate cour­ses through Vo­ca­tional Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing, as well as ex­ter­nal providers; school-based ap­pren­tice­ships and trainee­ships; ex­ter­nal sub­ject of­fer­ings; short cour­ses in ca­reer de­vel­op­ment and lit­er­acy; cer­tifi­cates and awards such as those is­sued by the Aus­tralian Mu­sic Ex­am­i­na­tions Board or Duke of Ed­in­burgh pro­gram will also be ac­knowl­edged un­der the new sys­tem.

Our ex­pe­ri­enced se­nior school teach­ing team have been at­tend­ing var­i­ous pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties to en­sure they are pre­pared, con­fi­dent and equipped for the up­com­ing changes.

With teach­ers who are ex­perts in their sub­ject ar­eas and lead­ing change from the front, the school is ready to sup­port stu­dents and par­ents through 2019 and be­yond.

A sub­ject se­lec­tion evening will be held for Year 10 par­ents and guardians on Au­gust 13.

MANY OP­TIONS: Sub­ject choices cater for all stu­dents and their di­verse path­ways.

Life­long learn­ers.

In­no­va­tors.

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