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Our Senior School Curriculum incorporates Years 11 and 12 at St Brendan's College; a critical end to a student's school years.
St Brendan’s College offers a wide range of Senior subjects, in order to satisfy the career pathways of young men
with different abilities and interests. With the change to the ATAR system in Queensland, the College offers four types of senior subjects — General, Applied, Vocational and School Endorsed. Results in the first three categories can contribute to the student’s QCE and to an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), although no more than one result in an Applied subject or in a Vocational Certificate can be used in the calculation of the ATAR. Results in the fourth category may assist attainment of the QCE or provide skills to compliment career options.
What is an ATAR?
The ATAR is the primary mechanism used nationally for tertiary admissions. It indicates a student’s position relative to all other students in the Country on a 2000 rung scale. The scale ranges from a maximum of 99.95 to 0.00. ATARs below 30.00 will be listed as “30 and below”. Each .05 band of the ATAR will contain approximately 30 Queensland students. This makes the ATAR a very fine-grained measure of student performance. An ATAR tells a student the percentage of the Year 12 population they beat. Someone with an ATAR of 65 has performed as well as, or better than 65% of the students in the country.
Calculating an ATAR
The calculation of an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) will be based on a student’s:
The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) has responsibility for ATAR calculations.
For full detail on the St Brendan's College Senior Subject offerings, please download and review carefully the Senior Handbook below.