Year 10 Curriculum

Students in Year 10 undertake a core and elective program.

The Year 10 core subjects are compulsory for all students and comprise of:

The Year 10 elective subjects are selected by the students and enable them to explore individual areas of interest beyond the scope of core work and to further enhance their skills and understanding. Electives also provide the opportunity for students to build on their strengths.

During Year 10, students study between 1-3 electives, depending on the electives that they choose. All students will undertake a VCE or VET subject as one of their electives.

The electives offered at Year 10:

Examples of VET studies undertaken outside the College with external providers

Year 10 Support and Programs

A variety of opportunities for active involvement are offered to our Senior School students for the purposes of support, enhancement, extension, as well as to broaden their horizons and have fun.

Living and Learning Program

All Year 10 students participate in a one-period-per-week Living and Learning (L&L) program. In most cases, the Living and Learning teacher is also a teacher of at least one core subject. This arrangement provides students with additional pastoral support to that provided by House Leaders.

Most Year 10 students will have participated in the Middle School Living & Learning Program, which focussed on building students’ learning capacity, supporting the proposition that “Learners are most successful when they are mindful of themselves as learners and thinkers in a learning community.”

The focus of the Year 10 Living & Learning Program is “Creating Personal Futures” by:

Additional Programs

Below is a snapshot of additional programs and activities in which Year 10 students have the opportunity to participate over the course of the year:

All Year 10 students are involved in:

Students in Year 10 have the opportunity to be involved in:

  • Leadership
    • Senior School Council
    • Monash Youth & Family Services All Schools Leadership Program
    • GRIP Student Leadership Conference
    • Rotary Youth Leadership Award Seminar (camp)
  • Academic and Support Programs
    • Brilliant Attitude Self-Leadership Day
    • Senior School Mentoring Program
    • Monash Scholars Program
    • Maths Support Program
    • International Students Study Hall
    • VCE Careers Expo
  • Committees and Clubs
    • Fundraising Committee
    • Community Arts Council
    • School Magazine Committee
    • Chess Club
    • Book Club
  • Sport and Outdoor Recreation
    • Summit to Sea Expedition
    • Swimming Teams
    • Athletics Teams
    • Round Robin Sport
    • Senior Athletics & Swimming Carnivals
  • Performing Arts and Music
    • GWSC Tech Crew
    • School Production
    • Music Ensembles
    • Music Camps and Festivals
    • Battle of the Bands
    • Glenny’s Got Talent
  • Public Speaking
    • Interschool Debating
    • VCAA Plain English Speaking Awards
    • WorldMUN
    • Constitutional Convention, YMCA Youth Parliament
  • Overseas Tours and Camps
    • G’Day USA Camp
    • APYF Community Service Project in Cambodia & Vietnam
    • World Challenge Expedition to Costa Rica & Nicaragua
  • Year 10 students are invited to participate in the following competition and scholarship programs: