Equipping Students for the Future
NCC Senior School aims to prepare students for life, not just a living. Students are led to further understand their special interests and gifts and to develop necessary skills and knowledge for a successful future. All students also aim to earn their Queensland Certificate of Education on Graduation from NCC.Request A Prospectus
One of the Leading Christian College’s for Senior Students on the Sunshine Coast
At Nambour Christian College, learning occurs in formal class situations and in a variety of extra activities. Our senior school students develop a greater role in decision making and leadership in different settings. They are guided to build on an understanding of God’s love and are challenged to seek God’s plans and purpose for their lives.
Equipping for the Future
Core subjects such as ‘Focus’ in Years 10 and 11 and ‘Exit Prep’ in Year 12 provide our Sunshine Coast students with vocational learning, career education and life skills. Christian Living classes form part of the College’s extensive program that encourages a Christian lifestyle and community service.
NCC Senior School presents students with a variety of subjects from which to choose a course. Many students are concerned with adequate preparation for tertiary study, via an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). This curriculum is governed by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority syllabuses and all our subjects have an approved courses of study and assessment instruments. Courses are carefully designed to prepare students for the expectations required at university and other tertiary institutions.
Some students choose a vocational focus through vocational education subjects. There are many students who choose a balanced course that may still provide an ATAR but also includes some vocational education and training experiences.
NCC offers several subjects that are primarily vocationally focused, such as Hospitality, Pastry and Baking, Industrial Skills, Furnishings, Manufacturing, Rural Operations and Recreation.
In addition to studying these courses, students can also take part in a ‘Headstart’ or ‘Start Uni Now’ course through USC or CQU. These courses are designed to prepare students for the expectations required at university to help make the transition a smooth process. Please click here to view the Senior School course description booklet.
The ATAR is a number between 0.00 and 99.95 with increments of 0.05. The ATAR is commonly used in other states and territories. QTAC calculates ATAR’s based on either:
- A student’s best five general subject results, or
- A student’s best results in combination of four general subject results, plus one applied subject result or completed VET qualification at Certificate III level or above.
To be eligible for an ATAR, students must satisfactorily complete a QCAA English subject. While students must meet this standard to be eligible to receive an ATAR, it won’t be mandatory for a student’s English result to be included in the calculation of their ATAR. For further information please click here.