The QSA supports 2 types of senior subjects in the area of Science. Both types can count towards a Queensland Certificate of Education.
Authority subjects are based on syllabuses that have been approved and issued by the QSA. 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 study area specifications (SASs) and generally include substantial vocational and practical components. Results in these subjects are not used in the calculation of OPs and FPs.
- Agricultural Science (2013)
- Agricultural Science (2007)
- Biology (2004, amended 2006 and 2014)
- Chemistry (2007, amended 2014)
- Earth Science (2000)
- Marine Science (2013)
- Marine Studies (2004)
- Physics (2007, amended 2014)
- Science21 (2010)
Senior External Examination
See the Senior External Examination section for a list of subject examinations offered this year.