Year 10

Year 10 is the beginning of the senior years of learning where students start making decisions about future learning and work.

Learning in Year 10 aims to develop and deepen student understanding of important ideas and processes, equipping them to transfer their learning in meaningful and effective ways and become life-long learners.

Each Year 10 student is supported in their learning by their Advisory teacher. The Advisory teacher focuses on student wellbeing and builds a sense of belonging as a member of the year 10 learning community.

The structures and curriculum in Year 10 are built around three core principles:


Engaged and sustained learning requires learners to constantly see the value and relevance of their work. Teachers work with students identifying and developing challenges that are meaningful and important.


Continually challenging students to deepen their learning and improve their performance in a safe and supportive environment develops deeper understanding. The work is challenging, and achievable through effort.


The quality of relationships has a strong influence on the quality of the learning. Students and teachers work together in collaborative teams across the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Health Science and PLP, establishing and maintaining strong relationships.

In addition to the core subjects students in year 10 will develop specialised skills in one or more of the following learning areas:

  • Languages
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Technologies
  • The Arts

Within each of these learning areas students can choose from the options under the heading Year 10 Specialised Subjects below. A full-time load is the equivalent of seven subjects per semester.

Year 10 Subjects

Subject Semester Learning Area
English Full year English
History Semester 1 or 2 HASS
Health and Physical Education Semester 1 HPE
Personal Learning Plan Semester 2 HPE
Mathematics Full year Mathematics
Science Full year Science

Year 10 Specialised Subjects

Subject Semester Learning Area
Art around the World (Digital art focus) Semester 1 Arts
Art Extension Semester 2 Arts
Art: Idea behind the Art Semester 1 Arts
Art: In and out of the Frame (Digital Media) Semester 2 Arts
Art: Mix it up with Media Semester 2 Arts
Music Full year Arts
Civics and Citizenship: Legal Eagle Semester 1 Humanities and Social Sciences
Civics and Citizenship: Our Rights, Our Freedoms Semester 2 Humanities and Social Sciences
Geography: Think Global, Act Local Semester 2 Humanities and Social Sciences
Geography: Travelling Well Semester 1 Humanities and Social Sciences
French Full year Languages
Japanese Full year Languages
Spanish Full year Languages
Mathematics Bridging Semester 2 Mathematics
Design and Technologies: 3D Design and Printing Semester 1 or 2 Technologies
Design and Technologies: Eat Good, Feel Good Semester 2 Technologies
Design and Technologies: Fashion Follies Semester 1 Technologies
Design and Technologies: Food and Photography Semester 1 Technologies
Digital Technologies Semester 1 or 2 Technologies

Last updated: 28 January 2020