Redlands Campus Curriculum
Concordia Lutheran College Curriculum has been developed to enable each student to not only reach their potential, but also to become lifelong learners and proactive citizens of the global community, utilising their God-given gifts and talents for the benefit of others. Consequently many opportunities are offered to students on our campus.
- Join our choirs or become a member of one of our bands, participate in musical and chapel presentations, compete in eisteddfods, perform in special college presentations, compete in the Night of the Big Bands
- Develop singing and musical talents with professional tutors and teachers
- Participate in our school musicals on stage, behind stage or as a member of the orchestra
- Become a member of our junior or senior debating teams
- Build a cart and support a team in the Pedal Prix Challenge
- Design, make and race a vehicle in our F1 challenge
- Become a member of the Duke of Edinburgh Award and complete Bronze, Silver or Gold medal requirements.
LEQ Student Reporting(380KB PDF)
Senior College Curriculum
Our Senior College commences with our Year 10 students. Students study core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Christian Studies, SOSE and Physical Education. Elective subjects are offered to students to complete their timetable. These electives include: Food Studies, Accounting, German, Graphics, Drama, Music, Art, Technical Studies, Sports Science and Business. These electives enable students to experience subjects that are studied in Years 11 and 12.
In Years 11 and 12 the College offers a wide range of Senior Authority Subjects and Study Area Specification Subjects. Senior Authority Subjects include: English, German, Ancient and Modern History, Geography, Legal Studies, Mathematics A, B and C, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Accounting, Business Communication and Technologies, Physical Education, Visual Art, Drama, Music and Music Extension. Study Area Specification subjects include Functional English, English Communication and Religion & Ethics. Students are also able to undertake School-based Traineeships and Apprenticeships during Years 11 and 12. For both options, the student is required to attend training during school time. Applications for these courses are made through the Careers and Vocational Education and Training Coordinator.
Students can also study subjects not offered at the College through the Brisbane School of Distance Education. The Senior External Subject, Chinese is also offered to our students.
Certificate I and II in Hospitality is also an option for students. Hospitality Practices is a two year course of study that provides students with a range of interpersonal skills and specific knowledge and skills related to employment within the industry.
Students are also involved in test preparation sessions for the Queensland Core Skills Test. These lessons are offered to all students initially and students sit one complete practice test that adheres to the strict requirements of the actual test. Specialised tutoring is offered to students based on these test results.
Senior Course Planning Handbook (950KB PDF)
Middle College Curriculum
Our students enter our Middle College in Year 7. Students in Year 7 have dedicated classrooms and key teachers for Maths, Science, English, Christian Studies and SOSE.
Our Year 7 students also participate in classes with specialist teachers: Physical Education, Languages, The Arts (Music, Art, Drama), Technology (Metal Design, F1 Challenge, Technology Studies) and Food Studies.
Our Year 8 and 9 students study the same eight Key Learning Areas. However, an elective program in these years allows students to have a greater choice and variety in subject selection, which enables students to negotiate their curriculum choices and develop skills across key learning areas.
The main purpose of our Middle College is to:
- Promote young adolescents' intellectual development
- To enable every student to think creatively
- To identify and solve meaningful problems
- Communicate and work well with others
- To develop the base of factual knowledge and skills that is the essential foundation for 'higher order' capacities
- Motivate students and promote resilience
- Encourage a progressive development of skills across key learning areas
Our new Middle College learning spaces are designed to facilitate these objectives with open teaching areas, mobile furniture, pods of laptops and interactive whiteboards. Many of our Year 9 students elect to participate in an Independent Learning project. Students negotiate their project with the learning coach and after determining their own learning style and the processes that need to be followed, they commence the project. Students present their completed projects to their peers at the end of the College terms.
Middle College Handbook (1.5MB PDF)
Many of our Middle College work programs and work units are undergoing significant change as we transition into the Australian Curriculum.
It is always frightening coming to a new school, but everyone here at Concordia has been so welcoming. I instantly made new friends among all different year levels. I know that these friendships will last forever. My confidence from being made to feel so at home and the positive encouragement I am given, have helped me to discover so many talents that I didn't know existed within me.
These were discovered by being involved in so many different activities.
These activities have ranged from the academic, such as the Science and Engineering Challenge to the cultural, such as being in the Interact Club, to the sporting such as the tennis championships. A year ago I could not have imaged myself trying these, let alone enjoying and excelling at them. Of course, this has also required a lot of hard work, training, determination and God's helping hand. The Christian environment at Concordia has added a new outlook on my life. God is changing the way I act, talk and live in every way. This year I have increased my knowledge of God and the Bible through chapel devotions and Christian study lessons.
Yes, many changes have occurred in my life this year. Overall, I have grown and learnt so much. Also, I have enjoyed every moment this year.
But Concordia is more than just a place where there are lots of interesting things to do. It is the way these activities are shaping my life that is the real success. It is the strong bonds of community at Concordia which have encouraged me to have a go at anything, whether I am good at it or not. It makes me feel that the opportunities for me in life are endless.
Alison Courtney, Year 8