Year 10

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Expectations of Senior Students


  • are expected to do a minimum of 1 to 2 hours of homework each night, depending on year level
  • are expected to be committed to their studies and show initiative in order to attain success
  • are expected to use diaries or other electronic means for the recording of homework, deadlines and tests
  • must follow the school and SACE Board deadline policies for completing and handing in work
  • must take more responsibility for the planning and completion of all work.

Subject Selection at Year 10

Students in Year 10 move from the Middle School to the Senior School with a focus on preparing for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). They need to complete 14 units of study across the year. They need to complete 6 Compulsory Subjects, but their other units can be from the Choice Subjects. For students identified as capable and interested, some SACE subjects will be offered on a case-by-case basis.

Year 10 Curriculum

Compulsory Subjects Units
English or English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Full Year) 2
Health and Physical Education (1 Semester) 1
History (1 Semester) 1
Mathematics or Mathematics 10A (Full Year) 2
Science – Full Year 2

Exploring Identities and Futures (EIF)10 SACE Credits

Choice SubjectsUnits
Creative Arts (Semester 2 only)1
Certificate in Emotional Agility, Resilience & Leadership (EARL)1
GifT Dance (replaces 1 semester of compulsory H&PE)1
Design and Technologies1
Digital Technologies1
Fashion and Textiles1
Food Technologies1
French (studied for a full year – 2 units)1
Italian (studied for a full year – 2 units)1
Mathematics 10AC (1 Semester only)1
Musical Theatre (1 Semester only)1
Music (studied for a full year – 2 units)1
Physical Education – Extension1
Visual Arts – Art (1 Semester only)1
Visual Arts – Design (1 Semester only)1
Visual Arts – Photography (1 Semester only)1