Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology
The Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology (QASMT) is a state school for highly capable students in Years 7 to 12. The campus is located in the inner city suburb of leafy Toowong, in Brisbane, Australia. At QASMT, we focus on an international curriculum to help students reach their full potential. This is achieved through our rigorous academic programmes, the holistic education of every student and the outstanding commitment of our staff.
Underpinning our academic success is an outstanding pastoral care system supporting every student and helping each one to feel a vital part of the QASMT 'family'. Student welfare is implemented through a mentor program ensuring all students achieve their potential. We believe in the importance of guiding students to become responsible and caring individuals, who are sensitive, open-minded and respectful of all cultures. QASMT aims to develop tomorrow's leaders; individuals who will be internationally-minded citizens.
Middle Years Programme (MYP)
The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) was originally developed by the International Schools Association and then further developed by schools during the early 1990s. It is a purpose-built framework (taught at QASMT in Years 7–9) for both national and international schools and is now being taught and implemented worldwide. Teaching and learning in the MYP “focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside” (IB, 2018).
The IB MYP also relies on connecting classroom pedagogical practices and content to the world outside through the Global Contexts and the learner profile. The IB MYP prepares students for the IB Diploma Programme which was established to provide students with a balanced education, facilitate geographic and cultural mobility and to promote international understanding.
The MYP curriculum framework comprises 8 subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents.
Diploma Programme (DP)
The Diploma Programme (DP) has the strengths of a traditional liberal arts education, but with three important additional features, shown at the centre of the curriculum model below.
The International Bacculaureate Organisation's (IBO) international curriculum has been designed to ensure that the organisation’s educational aims are embodied in the structure and content across the entire programme.
The Diploma Programme is displayed in the shape of a circle with 6 academic areas, or subject groups surrounding a core of requirements (Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Action and Service). Students study these subjects concurrently.