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Senior Secondary

Senior Schooling refers to Years 10 - 12.
In Year 10, students need to start making decisions about their future learning pathway.
Click here to view the Year 10 Pathways Chart.
In Years 11 and 12, students seeking Tertiary Entrance take 6 subjects, including a minimum of 5 Authority subjects.  Students who do not require an Overall Position (for entry into a tertiary institution) may study some Authority - registered / SAS subjects.


NEW Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance in Queensland


 Queensland is introducing a new Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance program starting with Year 11 students in 2019.  The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) will replace the OP.  An ATAR is a number between 0.00 and 99.95 in increments of 0.05.


It will be derived from achievement across a broad range of learning achievements using a process of inter-subject scaling.

You can click on the following documents to understand more:


SATE Fact Sheet

SATE Popular Questions

Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority