The Year 10 curriculum is structured to provide opportunities for students to pursue their interests and strengths whilst also ensuring that students are exposed to a broad range of experiences as they begin to make important decisions about their future pathways.
English, Maths and Science are core subjects in Year 10 to support students’ ongoing development of literacy, numeracy and science skills that are integral as they continue into their Later Years education. Students may choose the type of maths and science subjects they would like to undertake.
All Year 10 students participate in the new subject “Future Focus”. As the name implies, the course prepares students for further study and the world of work, as well as equipping them with the required skills to understand the structure of the VCE and VCAL programs and what is required to achieve success. Students explore possible career pathways, create a resume and job application, develop SMART goals and enhance their critical interview skills. Students will also develop and expand their writing skills and a writing folio comprising a range of pieces written in different styles from various subject areas.
High achieving Year 10 students have the opportunity to commence their VCE Certificate in Year 10. With the endorsement of the Engagement Leader and Senior Campus Principals, students may enrol to study Units 1 and 2 of a VCE subject of their choice. Upon successful completion of Units 1 and 2, students will go on to study Units 3 and 4 in Year 11.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) Subjects
Year 10 students have the opportunity to access one of the VET subjects that are offered internally through an application process. A VET subject is counted as the equivalent of two electives. Entry into VET subjects will be based on teacher recommendations and the student’s application.
The Learning Program for Year 10 students includes a wide range of electives for students to choose from. These electives have been designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge required for future learning in both VCE and VCAL units of study.
Students will complete six electives, three per semester. The following subjects run for the full year and are therefore counted as equivalent to two electives: AVID, EAL, Concert Band, VCE and VET subjects. In addition to the core subjects of English, Maths, Science and Future Focus, students must select one elective from each of the following learning areas: Health and Physical Education, Arts/Technology and Humanities. The remaining three elective choices may be selected from any learning area. Subjects that are offered will only run based on a sufficient number of students.