Year 10

When students commence at year 10 level, it is expected that both teachers and students effectively use the same tools, strategies, approaches and expectations firmly embedded in the previous three years of their education. Most importantly, they will be independent learners, who display excellent Personal Learning attributes. Having planned and developed their individual pathway for learning, and commenced the process of choosing a course that meets this plan, year 10 students will be well engaged on an individually tailored approach to their schooling.

FOCUS

  1. Pathways - the basis of course selection at this level is alignment with a planned career pathway. Successful preparation for, and commencement of this pathway is the desired outcome at the conclusion of this year level.
  2. Preparation for post compulsory education and training - students will continue to be supported to develop the skills, knowledge and experience to successfully meet the demands of this learning
  3. Home study, exam practice and high expectations - these elements will be strongly reinforced and linked to the program as key supports for success

IMPLICATIONS

Students in year 10 at McClelland College will be supported in their learning through the provision of a range of organisational approaches that will allow for responsiveness to individual needs. Students may elect into either the VCAL, or VCE program at this level.

The VCAL program is vertically streamed, and students electing into this option will access Literacy, Numeracy, Work-Related Skills, and Personal Development at the level appropriate to their capacity. This approach allows for flexibility in terms of learning, and time in the program.

Those students, who elect into a VCE preparation program, will complete core English, Maths and Personal Futures at year 10 level. The Personal Futures program will include a VCE accredited unit [1] of Industry and Enterprise, which will assist students in the selection and engagement with the Structured Workplace Learning program which occurs in term two.

In addition, all year 10 students will select three elective programs based on variety of combinations; (see 4 Sample Options below).

A broad range of elective choice is open to all year 9 and 10 students, building in opportunities to these two student groups to mix and work collaboratively.

Students may also opt to undertake a maximum of two VCE unit 1/2 programs or one VET unit as part of the three elective choices. This provides students with the experience of a full year of VCE/VET unit study prior to year 11, and offers significant support before undertaking a full senior course. Flexibility remains, for students to change to VCAL should they later decide that this is more appropriate to their needs.

 

Year 10 VCE Pathways - 4 Sample Options

Semester 1

Compulsary Subjects:

Personal Futures (VCE Unit 1 Industry & Enterprise) + English + Mathematics

Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4
  • 9/10 Elective x 3
  • 9/10 Elective x 2
  • + VET
  • 9/10 Elective x 2
  • + VCE Unit 1 x 1
  • 9/10 Elective x 1
  • + VCE Unit 1 x 2

Only with teacher authorisation

Semester 2

Compulsary Subjects:

Personal Futures + English + Mathematics

Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4
  • 9/10 Elective x 3
  • 9/10 Elective x 2
  • + VET
  • 9/10 Elective x 2
  • + VCE Unit 2 x 1
  • 9/10 Elective x 1
  • + VCE Unit 2 x 2

Only with teacher authorisation