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.
QASMT is an International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) World School authorised to offer the IB Middle Years Programme and 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, three year 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 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 program developed to prepare students for the rigours of the IB Diploma Programme and mapped to the Australian Curriculum as relevant. The program is delivered 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.
Year 11 - 12 Diploma Programme
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 and the inner core subjects, Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay and CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service).