The Islamic College of Brisbane follows the Australian curriculum as prescribed by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA).
Students in Years P -10 at ICB study across the eight Learning Areas (English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, The Arts, Technologies and Languages) of the Australian Curriculum as prescribed by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCCAA). Reflecting the faith foundation of our College, students also study a course in Islamic Studies.
Whilst all learning areas are taught, the emphasis in the early years of the Primary School is on Literacy and Numeracy. As a child acquires the skills of these two areas, students are gradually introduced to the other learning areas. The Islamic College of Brisbane follows the hours of instruction guidelines indicated by QCAA.
Teaching and Learning in the Secondary School is designed as both a continuation of a student’s Primary School journey and as a transition to Senior Studies and life beyond school.
Years 11 and 12 follow the QCAA Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance (SATE) program. Students select from a range of subjects according their strengths and interests. At the end of Year 12 students may be eligible for a number of qualifications. Most students will be aiming to satisfy the requirements for the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). This requires successful completion of a set amount of units in eligible subjects, with a set pattern and with acceptable literacy and numeracy standards. There are similar requirements for the award of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Full details of these requirements can be found in the introduction of the ICB Subject Selection Handbook.
Whilst the College is not a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for the delivery of Vocational and Educational Training (VET) courses, students may access a range of Certificate and Diploma courses via TAFE at school and other external providers. There are minimum age requirements which vary from course to course and, whilst some courses are subsidised, there is normally an additional fee for registration in these courses.
Arabic and Islamic Studies
Arabic is taught from Prep to Year 10 as the LOTE (Language Other Than English) subject. Arabic is a compulsory second language, the teaching of which provides better understanding of the Holy Qur’an and Hadith.
In religious education, a sound program in Islamic studies is offered. This consists of Quran recitation, Islamic history, Fiqh, Tawheed, Hadiths and Akhlaq (moral training).
Islamic Studies is compulsory from Prep to Year 12.