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.

The College also offers the option of our Advanced Applied Learning Pathway to Year 10 students who are interested in hands-on and applied learning. The subjects in this course are designed for students who are interested in pathways such as VCE Vocational Major, apprenticeships, traineeships and getting into the workplace. These students study literacy and numeracy courses tailored to their pathways and interests.

VCE Acceleration Program

High achieving Year 10 students have the opportunity to commence their VCE Certificate in Year 10. With the endorsement of teaching staff and the Senior Campus Principal, 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. Students accepted into the Acceleration Program will be expected to have outstanding academic grades as well as exemplary records for organisation, behaviour and attendance.

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.

Elective Program

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 VCE Vocational Major 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, Chinese, Concert Band, VCE and VET subjects. In addition to the core subjects of English, Maths and Science, 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.

Advanced Applied Learning Pathway

The Year 10 Advanced Applied Learning Pathway is specifically designed for those students who are interested in hands-on learning and job skills. The structure of the program suits students whose preference is a vocational pathway. 

Prospective students must go through an interview process once they have expressed interest in joining the program.

Structure of the Program

  • English
  • Maths
  • Certificate II in Workplace Skills
  • Electives (2 per semester – includes Business Management and Accounting)
  • Work Experience

Students in Advanced Applied Learning will have priority access into the Certificate II Building and Construction if they choose this as an elective. 

Benefits of the Program

  • Equip students with life skills to become more active, responsible and engaged citizens
  • Enable students to develop the necessary vocational knowledge and skills, capabilities and qualities to support their post school transition into further education, the workplace or an apprenticeship/traineeship
  • Expose students to early and ongoing career exploration to build awareness of career choices and pathways, and identify job and workplace expectations. 

How to Apply

Students who wish to apply for the Advanced Applied Learning Pathway will need to complete an application form at course counselling and submit it to the front office by the due date. For enquiries please see Mrs Pocklington or the Careers team. 

Certificate II in Work Skills

This Certificate prepares students for entry level positions across a diverse range of business service settings and can help open the door to a vast array of non-technical employment opportunities. It can also lead to further study in either technical or non-technical vocations and aims to develop the most common and transferable skills and knowledge required in almost any workplace. 

Learning Areas:

  • Planning and preparation
  • Prioritisation and time management
  • Teamwork and workplace etiquette
  • Effective work habits
  • Common digital technologies
  • Common business opportunities
  • Safe and sustainable work practices
  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking and basic problem solving
  • Workplace health and safety.