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Griffith University
​Palm Beach Currumbin State ​High is a partner school with Griffith University through the Griffith Connect program. PBC students have access to special opportunities such as the Guaranteed Admissions Scheme and an Academic Excellence Scholarship.

Special Programs
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Year 12 students can do a 1st year university subject. If the student passes the subject and has the correct pre-requisite school subjects, they will be given direct entry to a related program. For example; if a student passes 1005MSC (Cell Biology) and is doing OP English and Maths B, they gain a place in a Science degree (basic, Biomedical, Forensic). There is no cost and the student gets credit for the subject in the subsequent univesity course.

GriffBio

GriffBio is a two-year part-time course designed for Year 11 and 12 students who want to get a head start on a health, medical or medical science career. GriffBio incorporates practical classes, clinical laboratories, demonstrations and lectures which add value to your secondary school biology subject and enables you to experience an integrated university course whilst completing your senior studies. On successful completion of GriffBio you are eligible to receive 10 credit points of unspecified credit in place of a free-choice elective towards the Biomedical and Medical Science programs which gives you savings on your HECS-HELP loan.

GriffBus

Students are eligible to apply for participation in the Griffith Business Year 12 Program if they are studying a Business subject including Accounting, Business Communication and Technologies, Business Organisation and Management or Economics. Students should be a high achieving student achieving at a VHA or HA level in at least one business subject and English.

GriffEng for aspiring Engineers

Students do two Experience Days in Year 11 and continue with a university subject in Year 12. If the student passes the program, they gain Direct Entry into an engineering degree. Students need to be studying OP English, Maths B and Engineering Technology or Physics and achieving at a HA (B) level.

GriffHealth

GriffHealth is a two-year part-time course designed for Year 11 and 12 students who want to get a head start on a health or medical career. The course incorporates practical classes, clinical laboratories, demonstrations and lectures which add value to your secondary school health education subject and enables you to experience an integrated university course whilst completing your senior studies. On successful completion of GriffHealth you are eligible to receive 10 credit points of unspecified credit in place of a free-choice elective towards the Biomedical and Medical Science programs which gives you savings on your HECS-HELP loan.

Experience Days

Year 10, 11 and 12 students can visit Griffith University and spend a day learning about various courses including nursing, business, engineering, psychology, media, pharmacy, girls in sport, architecture and information technology.

Guaranteed Admissions Scheme

Students from partner schools such as PBC who are achieving a HA (B) or better in English and a HA (B) in a relevant subject can gain direct entry to Griffith Uni. For example; a student who is achieving a HA in English and a HA in Accounting or Economics can gain direct entry into a business degree.

Scholarships

The Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship is for an OP1 student with a high level of community service/leadership and covers full fees. The Griffith Connect Academic Excellence scholarship is for a high achiever nominated by the school and is worth $3,000. There are also Faculty Scholarships (worth up to $5,000/year) and sporting scholarships for those representing at state or national level.

Honours College

Students achieving an OP1-3 who have a high level of community/leadership skills may be admitted to the Griffith Honours College. This program provides an academic mentor, social events, an internship related to your degree and a semester studying overseas if desired.

Bonus Ranks

Students who study Maths C or a Language (Japanese, French etc) will be given two bonus Ranks for their OP calculation. This occurs automatically – students do not have to inform QTAC or the university.​
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