Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus Review
Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus (QASMT) is one of three Queensland Academies co-educational selective entry independent state schools for Years 10 to 12. Established to bridge high school and tertiary study, QASMT allows students with an interest in fields related to Science, Mathematics and Technology to develop their skills through an innovative educational program. Students at QASMT study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), a highly respected internationally recognised pre-university qualification that prepares students not only for university but life beyond the classroom. Non core subjects at QASMT include Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics and Mathematical studies.
Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus Philosophy and Values
Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus Vision:
“QASMT is committed to providing world-class education that nurtures excellence, fosters innovation and celebrates diversity.” (Source Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus)
Queensland Academies Mission Statement:
“We are dedicated to empowering Queensland’s brightest students in a collaborative, supportive educational environment to realise their potential through a world class curriculum and facilities.” (Source: Queensland Academies)
International Baccalaureate® Mission Statement:
“The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.” (Source: International Baccalaureate®)
Facilities at Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus
QASMT is located in Toowong and the campus features state-of-the-art facilities include university-standard science laboratories, sporting facilities, lecture theatre, music room, observatory, auditorium and modern library. The campus is wireless and operates the ICT platform which enables students 24/7 access to lesson content and specialised interactive tools giving them the ability to control their learning.
Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus Co-Curricular Activities and Other Programs
The aim of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is “to enable students to become globally engaged and develop their thinking, communication, self-management, teamwork and research skills.” (Source: Queensland Academies). The accelerated academic subjects and the format in which IBDP curriculum is delivered has been developed to better prepares students for university study.
Part of the IBDP philosophy is the holistic education of individuals by fostering compassionate and active global citizens. To support this philosophy, Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) is mandatory part of the IB Diploma. By participating in CAS activities, students have opportunities to work cooperatively with others and gain self-awareness. Programs available include art, theatre, dance, music, debating and mooting as well as community focused activities and various individual and team sports. Through the CAS program, students gain a Certificate II in Active Volunteering giving them access to Gap year Volunteering projects.
To assists student with the academically challenging curriculum, QASMT has implemented the INSTEP Coach Programme. Each student is assigned an INSTEP coach to ensure they achieve their potential by developing a range of strategies to support their learning.
Through QASMT’s partnership with the University of Queensland, students are able to take part in the Engagement Program and Enhanced Studies Program. Open to Year 9 students, the Engagement Program delivers on campus activates such talks by UQ academics and physics experiments. At the end of the year students can attend the Engagement Camp where they will experience university life first hand. The Enhanced Studies Program (ESP) allows Year 12 students to extend their IB Diploma by completing an additional university subject via UQ’s Enhanced Studies Program. By successfully completing the program students are eligible to receive one bonus point towards their university entry rank through UQ’s Bonus Rank Scheme.
Enrolment at Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus
QASMT is a selective entry school and the admissions process ensures students are prepared for the rewarding challenges that lie ahead. Students applying to QASMT are required to submit an application form, sit an entrance exam, and take part in an interview. An information pack detailing the admissions process is available and applications can be submitted online via the Queensland Academies website.
QASMT offers a number of scholarships for students entering Year 10. Scholarships are valid for three years and cover 100% of the annual International Baccalaureate fee as well as the student resource scheme, providing the student upholds the terms of the scholarship. To learn more about QASMT and tour the campus you can join the Open Day in July. Members of the Admissions team will be there to guide future students through the admission process.
Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus at a Glance
- Address: 78 Bywong Street, Toowong, QLD Australia 4066
- Phone: 07 3377 9333
- Enrolment capacity: 711 students in Years 10, 11 and 12
- Years 10 – 12
- Open Day: July
- Science, Mathematics and Technology subjects:
- Business & Management
- Computer Science
- Mathematics & Mathematical studies
- Students study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)
- Flexible curriculum allowing accelerated studies
- INSTEP Coach Programme
- Range of entry processes offered to IB graduates at Universities including: full scholarships, second year entry credit for IB subjects studied and automatic entry
- Technology-rich facilities
- Language programs: French, Mandarin, Spanish and German
- School-based youth health nurse
- Guidance officer
- Engagement Program
- Leadership development
- UQ’s Enhanced Studies Program
- Homestay program
- Co-curricular activities:
- School-based creativity, action and service (CAS) activities
- Community focused activities
- Individual and team sports
Why Choose Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus
With an impressive academic record, Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus is one of the most successful selective entry state high schools in Australia. QASMT students have access to cutting edge technologies and exceptional teaching staff. Teachers and support stuff work closely with students to ensure they thrive as members of the school community. Graduates can go on to pursue further study and careers in fields such as health, engineering, biotechnology, chemical sciences, robotics and neuroscience. The IB curriculum along with QASMT’s unique partnership with the University of Queensland has resulted in all graduating students gaining a tertiary offer either at UQ or other universities. The recognition of IBDP at Universities both in Australia and overseas gives graduates the opportunity to study aboard at some the world’s most prestigious universities.
Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus is located at 78 Bywong Street, Toowong. For further information about QASMT, please visit www.qasmt.eq.edu.au or call 07 3377 9333.
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