Year 10 Curriculum Structure

 

The subject selection process includes student and parent information sessions, course guidance and formal interviews.   Students are advised to consider subjects taking into account their learning strengths and how their talents and skills will be enhanced by the particular combination of subjects chosen.

Year 10 students have 3 pathways to choose from:

  1. Year 10 VCE Pathway
  2. Year 10 VCE/VCAL Pathway
  3. Year 10 VCAL Pathway

 

1. Year 10 VCE Pathway

 

Students interested in studying VCE in Years 11 and 12 and can choose this pathway for Year 10.

Students will study:

  • Both semester:
    • Religious Education
    • English
    • Mathematics (options)
    • Inquiry and project Base Learning
  • One semester:
    • Science (elective)
    • Health and PE (elective)
    • 3 electives (each semester)
  • Students complete work placement in school holidays

 

 

Accelerated Learning

The College considers participation in Accelerated Learning an opportunity for students who have demonstrated academic excellence and are working at a level well above their peers in most subjects and particularly in the learning areas they wish to study in 2019.

In order to ensure that the student is prepared to meet the challenges of the VCE subject of his or her choice, the student will be invited to attend an interview to discuss their academic strengths and their understanding of the VCE or VCE-VET subject they wish to pursue in 2019

Further investigation of the student’s level of prior knowledge and skills will be determined by strategies that are relevant to the learning area. These will include analysis of the student’s academic history provided by College reports, Semester examination results and NAPLAN and PAT testing. Additional information may also be sought through 2018 subject teacher referrals, pre-entry level testing of higher order thinking skills or audition.

 

The following VCE and VCE-VET subjects will be offered to Year 10 students who wish to apply for acceleration:

 

Units 1 and 2 Biology

Units 1 and 2 Business Management

Units 1 and 2 Computing

Units 1 and 2 General Mathematics

Units 1 and 2 Health and Human Development

Units 1 and 2 Japanese

Units 1 and 2 Physical Education

Units 1 and 2 Psychology

Units 1 and 2 Religion and Society

 

VCE-VET:    Cert III in Information Digital Media Technology (1st Year)

VCE-VET:    Cert III in Music Industry (Sound Production) (1st Year)

VCE-VET:    Certificate II in Business (1st Year)

VCE-VET:    Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (1st Year)

VCE-VET:    Certificate III in Screen and Media (1st Year)

VCE-VET:    Certificate III in Sport and Recreation (1st Year)

 

NB:   Information for these subjects can be found in the VCE section of the Curriculum Information booklet.

 

2. Year 10 VCE/VCAL Pathway

 

Students may be interested in studying VCE or VCAL and in Years 11 and 12 and they can choose this pathway for Year 10.

Students will study:

  • Both semester:
    • Religious Education
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Industry and Enterprise/Year 10 VET
    • Inquiry and Project Based Learning
  • One semester:
    • Science (elective)
    • Health and PE (elective)
    • 2 electives (each semester)
  • Students complete work placement in school holidays

 

 3. Year 10 VCAL Pathway

 

Students may study Foundation VCAL in Year 10.  VCAL is an applied certificate which can be studied across Years 10 – 12.  Further details regarding VCAL are outlined later in this book.

Students who study Foundation VCAL in Year 10 will study:

  • Religious Education
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Personal Development Skills
  • Work Related Skills
  • Year 10 VET or Industry and Enterprise
  • Year 10 Health and PE (elective)
  • One other Year 10 elective
  • Inquiry and Project Based Learning
  • Students complete work placement

 

For further information, please download the Year 10 – 12 Curriculum Information Booklet

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