An Education Designed for Girls

Year 10

The College’s curriculum has been designed to encourage students to acquire depth in learning experiences, as a foundation from which future career options may be explored.  The aim is for each student to choose a course of study which will cater to her individual interests and abilities.  The pathways year in Year 10 will allow students to study a similar curriculum to the one they will study in Year 11 and 12. 

The Year 10 program is designed to allow students to explore ATAR or non-ATAR pathways and subjects that they enjoy and have success in before they have to make choices for Year 11 and 12.  Students will study core subjects of English, Mathematics and Religion, as well as Health and Fitness and Careers.  Each student then has the opportunity to choose the balance of her course from elective subjects designed to appeal to her particular skills and abilities, encouraging her to engage with subjects she finds relevant and meaningful in preparation for her progression into Year 11 and 12.  A student entering Year 10 must study five core subjects and four electives. 

Core Subjects:

  • Careers
  • English
    • English; or
    • Essential English*
  • Health and Fitness
  • Mathematics
    • Mathematical Methods; or
    • General Mathematics; or
    • Essential Mathematics*
  • Religion
    • Study of Religion;
    • Religion and Ethics*

Elective Subject Offerings (General Pathway)

  • Accounting
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • History
  • Japanese
  • Legal Studies
  • Music
  • Natural Science – Marine Studies/Biology
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Science – Physics/Chemistry
  • The Start Up
  • Visual Art

Elective Subject Offerings (Applied Pathway)

  • Hospitality Practices*
  • Music in Practice*
  • Sport and Recreation*
  • Visual Arts in Practice*

For more detail on these subjects, download our Curriculum Handbook.


Year 10 Curriculum Handbook 2021

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