Study pathways

Prince of Peace offers academic and vocational pathways for Year 11 and 12 students. These include:

  • Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) subjects, which contribute to Overall Position (OP) and Field Position (FP) calculations for tertiary entrance
  • QCAA-registered subjects. These subjects do not contribute to OP and FP calculations, but may contribute to a Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) Selection Rank
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) options, which provide students with nationally recognised qualifications under the Australian Qualifications Framework, recognised by TAFE and industry as meeting required national standards. These subjects may also contribute to a QTAC Selection Rank
  • school-based apprenticeships and traineeships
  • a combination of the above.

All pathways contribute towards the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). The QCE is Queensland’s senior school qualification, and is awarded to eligible students (usually) at the end of Year 12. Young Queenslanders are registered for the QCE during Year 10 or in the 12 months before turning 16, whichever comes first. To be awarded the QCE, students must have at least 20 credits in the required pattern and fulfil literacy and numeracy requirements.

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