Year 10: Career Pathways & Preparing for VCE

Career and subject counselling ensures students move into the VCE with a clear pathway for the future. We encourage Year 10 students to have high expectations of themselves as they set and pursue their goals.

Students will adopt the VCE ‘learning culture’. This includes VCE-style assessments and exams and dedicated coaching on the skills and academic habits they will need for their final school years.

The VCE Early Entrance Program is a popular opportunity. This is a chance to ‘get a head start’ on the VCE by taking a Unit 1 & 2 subject. The subject contributes to the final ATAR score and gives students an important taste of what's ahead in Years 11 and 12.

Career counselling and VCE subject planning is a major focus of the year.  To support this, all students undertake a week of work experience. We also teach essential work skills such as writing resumes and job applications, and interview skills.  Students are encouraged to speak to a variety of mentors throughout their school and community to explore possible pathways. They also attend university open days and TAFE ‘taster’ classes.

Year 10 Subjects

Inquiry-based learning in every subject is designed to allow students to investigate their options and pursue their passions prior to making final VCE subject selections.

The core Year 10 subjects are English, Maths, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science), Art, Humanities (Geography and History), Health, Physical Education and LOTE (French or Japanese), plus a VCE study such as Theatre Studies, History, Psychology or Visual Communication. Students who decide not to complete a VCE subject in Year 10 study Food Technology and I & E (Industry and Enterprise). Students can also take a VET (Vocational Educational & Training) subject at an outside institution.

Personal Growth

In addition to our rich choice of co-curricular activities, Year 10s are invited to engage in:

  • International camp to Japan and the international exchange program
  • Year 10 Camp
  • Year 10 Formal
  • Leadership roles such as membership in the SRC or Peer Support Program