YEAR 10 COURSE SELECTION

 

Colac Secondary College aims to give Year 10 students choice by offering electives for each Key Learning Area. Like all elective systems, there will be choice but that does not mean all subjects will run or that students will always get their first preference.

 

Our intention is to motivate and prepare Year 10 students for the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) by offering some choices at Year 10. Furthermore, there are careers advice strategies in place to help students develop a Year 10 course leading to a VCE pathway that is relevant to the student’s interests and strengths, but still has some flexibility.

The full Handbook can be found from the Information Handbooks page.

LANGUAGES

 

All Year 10s must study English.

 

Additional English pathways include:

 

Essential English

(Teacher Recommendation Semester 2)

and

Journalism (Additional English Elective)

 

Student must choose one of the following HUMANITIES subjects for ONE Semester

 

Economics & Business: Dollars and Sense

Geography: It’s Your World

History: Blood Sweat and Tears

History: Rights and Freedoms

History: Women in History

DESIGN

 

Students are encouraged to choose at least one of the following subjects for ONE Semester:

 

Product Design and Construction

Systems Engineering

Textiles

Global Goodies

Magic Meals

Art

Photo Film Media

Visual Communication and Design

STEM

 

Student must choose one of the following subjects:

 

Advanced Mathematics

OR

Mathematics

 

Student must choose at least TWO of the following SCIENCE subjects for ONE Semester each:

 

Biology and Chemistry

Physics and STEM

The Human Body and Psychology

Applied Science

Agriculture and Horticulture

Digital Technologies

PERFORMANCE

 

Student must choose one of the following HAPE subjects for ONE Semester:

 

Health

Fitness for Sport

Sport Performance and Games

Outdoor Recreation

 

Students are encouraged to choose at least one of the following subjects for ONE Semester:

 

Music Performance

Music Technology

Theatre Studies