Year 10 Course of Study


Year 10 Course of Study as recommended by the Lilydale High School Council and the Curriculum Committee

Please click below for the 2017 Handbooks;

Year 10 students are required to select at least one subject from each Key Learning Area over the year, with the exception of Languages.   The Key Learning Areas are: English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, The Arts, Technology, PASE and Languages.

  • The Year 10 course structure comprises 6 x 5 period subjects per week .
  • English and Mathematics are compulsory and one of each must be selected each semester.
  • 4 x 5 periods a week are elective subjects.
  • Students will choose eight elective subjects per year.
  • Students may choose up to two subjects from one Key Learning Area per semester.
  • Students can only choose three subjects per year in any one Key Learning Area except for a VCE/VET elective, where they may choose four.
  • The VCE selection will be considered as part of the relevant Key Learning Area allocation.

Examples of how a student’s timetable might look:

SEMESTER 1 

English 

Maths 

Methods 

VCE Biology 

Science 

Biochemistry 

PASE 

Boys’ PE 

The Arts 

Painting & Drawing 

SEMESTER 2 

English 

Maths 

Methods 

VCE Biology 

Technology 

Materials 

PASE 

Boys’ PE 

Humanities 

Economics 1 

OR

SEMESTER 1 

English 

General Maths 

Science is everywhere 

The Arts 

Drama 

Humanities 

Geography 1 

Languages 

French 

SEMESTER 2 

English 

General 

Maths 

Technology 

Textiles 

PASE 

Sports Coaching 

English 

Speaking & Debating 

Languages 

French 

YEAR 10 EXAMINATIONS

In VCE emphasis is placed on examination results.  Therefore, Year 10 students will benefit from gaining experience taking examinations under examination conditions.  Students will take a series of examinations at the end of Semester 1 and Semester 2.    Students will receive detailed information regarding the examinations program prior to the examinations  They will also have a session about examination preparation before the Semester 1 examinations.

YEAR 10 CAMP

A Year 10 Camp to Central Australia is held yearly during Term 2.

PEER SUPPORT TRAINING CAMP

Organized by the Student Wellbeing Coordinators, this camp is for students who wish to volunteer their services to assist with the Peer Support Program when they are in Year 11.  The camp takes place in late November.

YEAR 10 FORMAL

A Year 10 Formal will be held in either August or September of each year if there is sufficient student interest.

HOME GROUPS 

Home groups will be determined by course selections and teacher recommendations.