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Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology

Enrolment management plan

Background
Rationale
Enrolment capacity of the Academy
Enrolment Policy
Queensland Academies Enrolment Eligibility Committee
Review of Queensland Academies Enrolment Eligibility Committee assessments
Review Date
Gazettal Date

Background

The Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology caters for students in Years 10, 11 and 12, offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma) program as the only curriculum framework in Years 11 and 12. Year 10 students complete a Pre-IB course of study that prepares them for the rigour and skill set required to successfully complete the IB Diploma. Students undergo a selective entry process prior to an offer of enrolment. The IB Diploma Program provides students with the opportunity of global university entry and in most cases advanced standing arrangements with universities. The IB Diploma Program is externally moderated to give assurance to universities of the high quality of graduates.

Rationale

The Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology recognises as its prime obligation the provision of this specialised educational program for students who, through rigorous testing, are judged to be well placed to achieve the IB Diploma.

This plan sets out the requirements for enrolment of students at the Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology.

Enrolment capacity of the Academy

The Academy currently has the capacity to enrol up to 450 students across Years 10, 11 and 12.

Should this capacity change because of changes to occupancy capacity, this will be advertised through the approval and gazettal of an amended plan including the operative date for the new plan.

Enrolment Policy

Under Chapter 8 of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 (the Act), a Principal must enrol a student at the school the student is entitled to be enrolled. Students enrolling at the Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology must be eligible for general enrolment in State schools and must also satisfy the specific Enrolment Criteria of the Academy set out in this plan.

Queensland Academies Enrolment Eligibility Committee

The Enrolment Eligibility Committee consists of the Manager, Queensland Academies Brand Division (chair); the Academy Principal; a representative of the Academy Parents and Citizens Association and an elected staff representative.

Review of Queensland Academies Enrolment Eligibility Committee assessments

Applicants who have been refused enrolment by the Academy Principal on the basis of a report by the Enrolment Eligibility Committee will be notified in writing of the reasons for the refusal by the Manager, Queensland Academies Brand Directorate.

Applicants may seek a formal review of an unsuccessful assessment by making a written submission to the Assistant Regional Director, Secondary and P-12 Schools, Metropolitan Region, Education Queensland. This submission should present evidence to substantiate a claim that the stated criteria have not been applied correctly or fairly.

The Assistant Regional Director will, where possible, decide the review and provide written advice to the applicant within 14 days of the applicant's submission. The Assistant Regional Director's decision on the review will be final.

Review Date

The Enrolment Eligibility Plan for the Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology is operational from 1 December 2011 and will be reviewed triennially. This plan remains in effect until a new plan is approved to replace it and while it is under review.

Gazettal Date

All necessary amendments to this plan will be notified through the approval and gazettal of a new plan.

The provisions of the new plan will come into force either as of the date of gazettal or an operative date stated in the gazette notice.

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