The academic curriculum at Loreto is characterised by breadth and depth in its subject offerings.
Students study a wide range of disciplines, some as core and others as electives. In the senior years, General, Applied and VET subjects are offered. The curriculum offerings are regularly reviewed to ensure their appropriateness and their contemporary relevance.
Student learning is enhanced through the use of a variety of teaching methods and learning experiences and the provision of a broad range of resources, including the student laptop program. In Years 7-9 there are three differentiated courses in English and Mathematics and students are placed in the appropriate course based on their individual needs.
Students sit online examinations, such as NAPLAN, in a dedicated building where a high density wireless network is enabled. This IT infrastructure upgrade was partially funded by the Australian Government’s Local Schools Community Fund to benefit all students.
Each student is encouraged to do her best in an atmosphere where academic excellence is valued and love of learning is nurtured.
Loreto uses pedagogies and technologies appropriate for the 21st century. We aim to maximise the flexibility and creativity of the learning environment thus ensuring Loreto students are able to participate effectively in their complex and ever changing world.
Tertiary entrance is determined by the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) and any relevant Selection Rank obtained from the completion of Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma qualifications. The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) calculates tertiary entrance ranks by comparing student results through a process of inter-subject scaling, prior to releasing student outcomes to students in mid-December each year.
The QCE is Queensland’s senior school qualification, which is awarded to eligible students usually at the end of Year 12. The QCE recognises broad learning options and offers flexibility in what, where and when learning occurs. To receive a QCE, students must achieve the set amount of learning, in the set standard, in a set pattern, while meeting literacy and numeracy requirements.
The following link displays the subjects offered for each year level from Year 7 through to Year 12.