Teaching & Learning

Update on Senior Studies

The last eight weeks or so have certainly presented some challenges for senior students!

In response to disruptions to schooling, the QCAA reduced the number of Internal Assessments required for Year 12 students studying General subjects.  At Genesis, students had already completed two of the three required assessments, which means that our Year 12 students can now focus on preparing for external examinations in October. Rest assured, checking for understanding will continue for the remainder of the year through formative assessment, including mock exams that will be used to provide students with valuable feedback prior to their exams.

Confirmation is a quality assurance process delivered by the QCAA to ensure consistency of marking across the state in General subjects. A number of  our Senior teachers were involved in Confirmation events which occurred online this year and the process has proven to be invaluable professional development.  The College has been encouraged by positive Confirmation results for Internal Assessment 1. Senior students have shown much perseverance and dedication to their studies over this season, and we congratulate them for this.

Nichola Welsh

Head of Teaching and Learning (P-12)