Year 10

The College offers year 10 students an opportunity to specialise in the Arts or Trades & Technologies, alongside core subjects including English, Maths, and Science.
Our year 10 program complies with Victorian Essential Learning Standards. On completion, students may elect to pursue a different focus area, or continue to further develop their interests in the arts, trades or technologies. Students may also choose a VET subject, or advanced students may elect to study selected VCE Unit 1 & 2 subjects.


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Arts Program

The College provides an arts-based curriculum for Year 10 students seeking to focus on the arts in preparation for Year 11 and 12 studies.

Our arts program delivers early exposure to studies in the arts, providing opportunities to develop a specific interest, and identify artistic strengths through hands-on experience. Students can choose to specialise in Music, Dance, or Visual Design, and experience other arts subjects including Art, Drama, Media, and Multi Media.

Students will also select a VET subject of their choice on Wednesday's. This may be an Arts subject, to further develop their interest area, or from other fields such as a Technology or Sport.

Arts subjects

  • Art
    This subject focuses on developing visual literacy skills including creating and making art, and exploring and responding to art. Students in this subject explore a range of 2D and 3D art forms as well as attend excursions and learning about art history and theory.
  • Dance
    In Dance, students learn a range of dance styles and gain technical skills and knowledge relevant to the entertainment industry.
  • Drama
    This subject takes contemporary issues and encourages students to develop responses to them as both an individual and as a team. It involves literacy, physical expression, and strong organisational skills.
  • Media
    Make and complete your film, animation, radio/audio show, newspaper or multimedia piece – it’s your choice. Look at the impact of new technology on the media. Identify how a production goes from its initial stages to finished product; take on a specialised role within a production and understand the need for collaboration. Look at the Australian media industry: What gets made? Why? By whom? Look at how society’s values have shaped the media.
  • Multi-media
    This subject is designed to allow students to document, organise, and extend projects begun in other subject areas into contemporary digital and multi-media forms.
  • Music
    This subject involves both the performance aspect of music, and also the staging, event management and promotion aspects of this area. Students are encouraged to extend their skills, and develop new ones.
  • Visual Design
    In Visual Design, students use the idea of “design” to think, plan, and create. Students also look at how design influences their daily lives. A range of hands-on projects are involved, and students are encouraged to make connections to other subject areas.
  • VET (Wednesday)
    For a full list of available VET subject choices see the VET course page.

Core subjects

  • English / Humanities
    This subject involves project based work focused on current affairs and contemporary issues. It involves both group and individual projects, and is designed to enhance career-based literacy and communication.
  • Maths
    This subject investigates how mathematical concepts are a key part of working in Arts and Technology. Practical examples from other subject areas are used to illustrate the theoretical component.
  • Science
    This subject looks at the processes underpinning materials technology, electricity, sound, and manufacturing. Human responses to these processes and influences on them are a focus of project-based assignments.
  • Work Experience
    Students have the opportunity for two blocks of Industry experience through the year. It is designed as an introduction to the world of work, and also as a possible future career taster.

 

Technologies Program

The College provides a trades and technologies-based curriculum for Year 10 students seeking to focus on trades or technologies in preparation for Year 11 and 12 studies.

Our program delivers early exposure to studies across trades and technologies, providing opportunities to develop a specific interest and identify strengths through hands-on experience.  Students benefit from an education in core subjects mixed with a cross section of trades and technologies disciplines for informed subject selection in their senior years.

Students will also select a VET subject of their choice on Wednesday's. This may be a Technology subject, or from another area such as Arts or Sport.

Technologies subjects

  • Automotive
    Students learn the basics of automotive maintenance and mechanics.
  • Design & ICT
    Students study the design process, CAD drafting, and other Information Technologies
  • Electrotechnology
    Learn to read circuit diagrams. Build electrical devices. Explore alternative energy generation and storage. Work with the College’s wind turbines and solar panel farm.
  • Engineering
    Engineering aims to provide students with a broad range of engineering and hands-on skills such as machining, fabrication, use of hand and power tools. Students use computer software and computer-operated machinery to create projects of their own.
  • Woodwork
    Students learn the basics of woodwork including project design, construction techniques and safe workshop practices.
  • VET (Wednesday)
    For a full list of available VET subject choices see the VET course page.

Core subjects

  • English / Humanities
    This subject involves project based work focused on current affairs and contemporary issues. It involves both group and individual projects, and is designed to enhance career-based literacy and communication.
  • Maths
    This subject investigates how mathematical concepts are a key part of working in Arts and Technology. Practical examples from other subject areas are used to illustrate the theoretical component.
  • Science
    This subject looks at the processes underpinning materials technology, electricity, sound, and manufacturing. Human responses to these processes and influences on them are a focus of project-based assignments.
  • Work Experience
    Students have the opportunity for two blocks of Industry experience through the year. It is designed as an introduction to the world of work, and also as a possible future career taster.



 
 

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