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Senior School

The BGS academic program aims to fulfil the School's academic mission by providing quality teaching across core subjects, sciences, cultural studies, humanities and creative arts.

The School stresses the importance of the continuity of curriculum from Middle School to Senior School. Students study a core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science and History up to Year 10.

Learning in core subjects is augmented by the study of cultural subjects, in Geography and the choice of one language.

In Years 11 and 12, boys continue to study a broad range of subjects aligned with their passion and focus.

Courses and Electives

​​​​​​Brisbane Grammar School is committed to providing its learners with an academic, discipline-based curriculum that develops breadth and depth of knowledge and higher-order thinking. BGS pedagogy encompasses the best elements of both traditional and innovative approaches to teaching and learning.​

Beginning in Year 7 and carrying through to Year 10, boys study a set of subjects which meet the requirements of the national curriculum and prepare them for the demands of senior subjects.

Year 9

Students continue studying English, Science, Mathematics and History; either a modern language (one of Chinese, French, German or Japanese) or the study of Latin; as well as Geography, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Drama, Music and Design.

Year 10

Students continue studying English, Science, Mathematics, History and Physical Education; elect to study either a language (continuing Chinese, French, German, Japanese or Latin) or Geography; and enrol in two of the following: Visual Arts, Drama, Music and/or Design.

Years 11 and 12

Students construct a course of study from a range of subjects that are designed and moderated by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA).

All boys are required to study English and at least one Mathematics subject. A balanced course, consistent with the School's philosophy of a liberal education, must be maintained throughout the senior years of study.

Students select their six subjects from the following:
Visual Arts, Design, Drama, Economics, English, Literature, Geography, Ancient History, Modern History, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics.

Course Information