Students at Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology (QASMT) study the International Baccalaureate (IB) Curriculum. The aim of an IB Education is to provide students with the values and opportunities that will enable them to develop sound judgements, make wise choices and respect others in the global community. Teachers at QASMT are well qualified in their capacity to deliver this innovative curriculum.
Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology is a Candidate School for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology believes is important for our students.
IB Diploma Programme Overview of QASMT Curriculum Programs
The Year 7 - 12 curriculum framework at QASMT has been specifically developed to provide a STEM focussed curriculum, through the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).
Year 7 - 8 Foundation Program
A rigorous and accelerated curriculum program developed through the IB Middle Years Programme, Year 3 standards, and mapped to the Australian Curriculum as relevant. The program is delivered through full years courses in the eight MYP subject groups. Students choose their Language Acquisition and Performing Arts courses.
Year 9 - 10 STEM Futures Program
A STEM focussed curriculum program, developed through a core curriculum of Language and Literature, Mathematics and Language Acquisition and a STEM Futures curriculum across Sciences, Individuals and Societies, Design, The Arts and Physical and Health Education. The Year 9 program is developed through the IB Middle Years Programme, Year 5 standards, and mapped to the Australian Curriculum as relevant. The program culminates in completion of a STEM Futures Project. The Year 10 program is a bespoke programe developed to prepare students for the rigours of the IB Diploma Programme and mapped to the Australian Curriculum as relevant. The program is delievered through full year courses in the core, and through semester STEM Futures electives. The program culminates in the final semester with a Diploma Preparation Program.
Students entering QASMT in Year 10 will study a Diploma Preparation Programme course in the subjects they will complete for their IB Diploma Programme. Our Diploma Preparation Programme course is designed to consolidate curriculum learning while building skills and student capacity in preparation for the Diploma Programme in Years 11 and 12.
The Year 10 Curriculum is developed with a number of key objectives. These are to:
- develop the necessary skills and curriculum foundations required to meet the demands of the IB Diploma Programme
- provide each student with insight into realy world applications of the subjects that they study
- inspire the students to want to continue to do further work in these fields in years to come
Year 11 - 12 Diploma Program
A rigorous, university preparation curriculum program, developed through the IB Diploma Programme. The programme is studied across six subject areas, either one subject in each subject group or two subjects in either Sciences or Individuals and Societies, instead of a subject in Arts. All students study three subjects at Standard Level, three subjects at Higher Level subjects and the inner core subjects, Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay and CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service)