Year 10

Year 10 is the beginning of the senior years of learning where students begin 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:


The quality of relationships has a strong influence on the quality of the learning. Students and teachers work together in collaborative teams across Central Studies, establishing and maintaining strong relationships.


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.

New Directions is an Alternative program designed for students seeking a personalised and flexible approach to learning with a focus on transition to work or other study. There are specific entry requirements for these programs.

The Year 10 curriculum is organised into Central Studies and Electives.

Year 10

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

Year 10 Electives

Elective Semester Learning Area
Art: In and out of the Frame (Digital Media) Semester 1 Arts
Art: Mix it up with Media Semester 1 Arts
Art that Pops Semester 2 Arts
Art of Illusion (Digital Media) Semester 2 Arts
Art Extension Semester 2 Arts
Music Full year Arts
Geography: Travelling Well Semester 1 Humanities and Social Sciences
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
French Full year Languages
Japanese Full year Languages
Spanish Full year Languages
German Full year Languages
Design & Technology: Fashion Follies Semester 1 Technologies
Design Technology: Eat Good, Feel Good Semester 2 Technologies
Design & Technology: Switched on Electronics Semester 1 Technologies
Digital Technology A Semester 1 Technologies
Design & Technology: 3D Design and Printing Semester 2 Technologies
Digital Technology B Semester 2 Technologies

Last updated: 31 January 2018