High School Academic Update


A warm welcome to the 2023 academic year at King’s Christian College. Classes have started with enthusiasm and it is heartening to see that our students are keen to do their best. It was wonderful to welcome Year 7 and our new Year 8 - 12 students to an on-campus induction day. Year 7 students were clearly excited to be in high school at last, and have been particularly enthusiastic, even if unsure of some of the high school processes. We look forward to seeing their excitement convert into excellent results in the classroom.

After School Homework and Assignment Assistance will commence in Week 4 in the Maths Matrix for all Years 7 - 12 students. This is a great opportunity for students to come and ask questions to enhance their understanding and help to improve their results. It is free to attend and students can stay for as little or as long as they like.

Year Level Highlights

Year 12

Bringing our Year 12s back two days earlier gave students the opportunity to be settled, focused and progressing with their learning by the time all the other students returned to school. Our Year 12 students are halfway through their second last unit of work (Unit 3). All the Unit 3 and Unit 4 assessments count towards a student’s final grade, and it is pleasing to see so many of our Year 12 students working constructively and being so eager to perform well.

Year 11

Year 11 students are halfway through their study of Unit 1. It is important that students engage in their learning and succeed in their subjects to ensure they are appropriately prepared for the Year 12 course. The Year 11 course provides an opportunity for students to ‘bank’ valuable points towards their Queensland Certificate of Education, which is issued at the end of Year 12. It is also vital that students and parents understand that students must pass English and Maths, for at least a semester.

Year 10

In Year 10, students study English, Maths and Science as core subjects and commence ‘taster’ subjects in preparation for their senior courses which start in Term 4. We encourage students to apply themselves to the subjects they selected. Later in the year, if necessary, students can apply to change to a subject more suited to their interests, skills, abilities and future pathway.

Year 9

In Year 9, all students study English, Maths, Science, Humanities, Health and PE. Students are always excited to finally have the opportunity to experience two new elective subjects they have chosen themselves. 

Year 8

Now that Year 8 have progressed from being the youngest in the school, they always have fun participating in their next round of rotation subjects. This gives them the opportunity to try more practical subjects, which assist them in making selections for Year 9 electives in Term 3.

Year 7

The Year 7 cohort has made a smooth transition into our high school community. Students participated in a Foundations for Success talk on induction day and were given tips about how to find the assessment schedule, how long to spend on homework, when to start working on assignments and what to do if they are away. During Foundations for Success, we focussed on the four pillars of learning:

  • Home
  • Content and skills
  • Applying what you’ve learned
  • Assessment techniques 
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