Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus

Location Queensland, Australia
Website https://qasmt.eq.edu.au/
Email [email protected]
Phone +61 7 3377 9333
Fax +61 7 3377 9300
Homestay program for international students

Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus is one of three state schools for highly-capable students in Years 10 to 12. The campus is located in Toowong, Queensland, Australia.

Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus benefits from a unique partnership with the University of Queensland. Through this partnership, students are offered a number of exclusive opportunities commencing with our Engagement Program for our incoming cohort through to study courses which lead to additional bonus tertiary selection rank points when successfully completed.

At QASMT we believe strongly in ensuring a smooth transition into our school and as such we have developed a three-part program over the year preceding student commencement which helps them to become engaged in the exciting opportunities that we are able to offer. The Engagement Program consists of a one day incursion at the University of Queensland where students engage with our staff and student ambassadors in a range of science opportunities. Students then spend time at our campus interacting in classes with our students and teachers in real lessons in subjects across the IB curriculum.

Our Engagement Program culminates in a two-day camp at a residential college at the University of Queensland. This camp gives our students the opportunity to bond in a real university setting and prepare them for their first day at the campus.

Our program has proven to be very successful as it allows students to meet their new peers and develop friendships and support networks prior to coming to the commencing in their new environment.

Diploma Programme (DP)

The Three Year Programme:- During the three year senior program our students continue to engage with UQ through multiple programs encompassing on-campus visits, including the UQ Experience Science day, Careers That Shape the World day, Science Ambassadors program and Extended Essay mentoring by UQ researchers. Students can extend their Diploma Programme studies through the completion of an additional university subject via UQ’s Enhanced Studies Program (ESP). Through our partnership, UQ has developed a niche opportunity for our Year 11 students to complete the subject, Effective Thinking and Writing, through an intensive program. Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology campus also delivers the Students Performing Advanced Research Queensland (SPARQ-ed) program in conjunction with UQ. Based at the Translational Research Institute the program provide opportunities for our senior students and all students throughout Queensland to promote excellence and innovation in biological and biomedical education by delivering world class specialist programs based on a model that brings together personnel and expertise from the education and scientific research communities. Students who successfully complete ESP and SPARQ-ed programs are eligible to receive one bonus point towards their university entry rank through UQ’s Bonus Rank Scheme. The partnership with UQ has also resulted in the offering of academic credit toward a UQ program for IB students. Depending on the study plan of the chosen UQ program, how IB studies were structured, and the results achieved during the IB course, students can gain up to one semester (8 units) of academic credit.