The QCAA supports 2 types of senior subjects in the area of English. Both types can count towards a Queensland Certificate of Education.
Authority subjects are based on syllabuses that have been approved and issued by the QCAA . Results in Authority subjects can count in the calculation of OPs and FPs, the most common selection devices used by the tertiary sector.
Authority-registered subjects are developed from Subject Area Syllabuses ( SAS ) and when successfully completed contribute four credits towards the Queensland Certificate of Education ( QCE ). They are not used in the calculation of OP s and FP s. Watch the series of four orientation video clips for an introduction and explanation of Subject Area Syllabuses.
Senior External Examination
See the Senior External Examination section for a list of subject examinations offered this year.
Short course subjects are syllabuses that can be used by schools to develop courses of study for students in Years 10-12. These are a minimum of 55 hours.