Queensland Academies are a set of three state schools for highly-capable students in Years 10 to 12. They are located across three campuses in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Australia. From 2019, the Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology will be open to students in Year 7.
A bridge between high school and tertiary study, the Academies are designed to maximise the potential of bright students and prepare them for university. Learn More>>
Students benefit from state of the art technology and facilities on-site and within the Queensland University of Technology Creative Industries precinct. This supports their diverse creative subjects including Theatre, Dance, Music, Film, Visual Arts (both Fine Arts and Design) and Design Technology.
In partnership with the adjacent Griffith University Gold Coast campus, students gain university course credits and enrich their studies in areas including the Sciences, Humanities, Business and Health.
The Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology is excited to announce that we will be enrolling students in Year 7 from 2019. More information will be available from early 2018. Students work collaboratively with the University of Queensland to enrich their studies in areas such as the Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Robotics and Health.
By challenging current approaches to teaching and learning, the Academies enable students to learn from and with each other. The Academies – and the International Baccalaureate curriculum – promote a sense of team in which students are not competing for a finite number of top scores.
The Queensland Academies offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program – an internationally recognised pre-university level qualification that allows subjects to be accelerated and graduating students to study at Australian tertiary institutes as well as overseas universities.
The rigour and breadth of the IB curriculum, which includes subjects such as Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and Extended Essay (a research topic of the student’s choosing), when combined with twenty-first century approaches to teaching and learning, provides students with a solid foundation and enables them to adjust more readily to their university courses.
Bright students are stimulated with challenging extension and enhancement opportunities facilitated by a range of partners. They take part in camps, formals, sports and music events and are challenged by an array of extracurricular activities as part of their Creativity, Action and Service program (CAS).
What Our Graduates Say
While I was a Queensland Academies student I represented Australia
at the International Brain Bee Challenge and at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. I was also awarded the Peter Doherty Outstanding Senior Science Student Award in 2014. Coming to QASMT has opened so many doors and provided me with endless opportunities to extend and challenge myself academically. The teachers have truly helped me to discover my passion for science and reach my greatest potential. I am now studying a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne on a Vice-Chancellor’s scholarship.
Jackson Huang, 2014 Graduate – IB 45
As a Queensland Academies student, I was the recipient of a BHP Billiton Science Finalist Award and won a trip to the Intel Science Engineering Fair in the USA. I was also awarded the 2011 Australian Geoscience and Geodesic Earth Science Award for my Extended Essay, an important component of the IB Diploma. Between 2011 and 2014, I undertook a dual degree in Business Management and Science at The University of Queensland. This degree included an exchange experience in Switzerland. “As a result of these experiences, I was offered a place in the QBE Insurance graduate program. I have now finished the 18-month program and am working as an underwriter with the company.