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Junior secondary

On this page you will find information about the state-wide move to move Year 7 to High School.


In an effort to be aligned with other states and to help implement the Australian Curriculum, Year 7 will move to high school in all state, Catholic and independent schools in Queensland by 2015.
In addition, Junior Secondary will be introduced in all state schools from 2013 for Years 8 and 9, with Year 7 joining in 2015. Catholic and independent schools will decide how their Years 7, 8 and 9 will be structured.


If you are interested in reading more, download the following documents:

A Flying Start - Snapshot for Parents (PDF, 250 KB)

A Flying Start - Introducing Junior Secondary in State High Schools (PDF, 170 KB)

A Flying Start - Why Year 7 Will be a Part of High School (PDF, 180 KB)

A Flying Start - Year 7 in High School and the Australian Curriculum (PDF, 180 KB)

A Flying Start - Ensuring Students in Rural and Remote Locations are Ready for High School (PDF, 170 KB)

A Flying Start - Boosting Performance for All Schools (PDF, 180 KB)


Further information about the Australian Curriculum for English, Mathematics, History and Science is available on the Australian Curriculum website. Further information about these and other topic areas are available from the Queensland Studies Authority website.