Learning Experience

Year 10 Curriculum

Year 10 Curriculum

Year 10 is a start of Senior School and students must decide on one of two pathways. Those who intend to advance to traineeships, work or tertiary studies at TAFE select the Training Pathway. Other students who intend to study at University and have achieved the appropriate standard to be successful in Year 9, will select the ATAR pathway. Based on the pathway, students will have some choices to assist them reach their goals, while maintaining the breadth curriculum, based on the Western Australian Curriculum (WAC) and which can be viewed at www.scsa.wa.edu.au.


As the beginning of the journey for WACE, students in Year 10 may have the opportunity to undertake Work Experience, a VET Certificate Course or an achievement based stream in Maths and Science.


Choose Extension or Training pathway for MESH subjects:

      1. Mathematics and Science AND/OR
      2. English and Humanities & Social Sciences.

The development of pathways for students in Year 10 map progression to University and Vocational post compulsory training organisations.



Extension pathway students study Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities & Social Sciences, 4 periods a week in each subject. This prepares students for ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) courses in Year 11 and 12. ATAR courses lead to University. Students who would like to have the option of applying for University upon Graduation at the end of Year 12 must select relevant Extension Pathway courses in Year 10.



Training pathway students study Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities & Social Sciences three periods a week in each subject chosen). The Training pathway prepares students for General courses in Year 11 and 12 and Workplace Industry Pathway Training (WIPT – Vocational Education). These courses lead to further study at training providers or employment. Students in the Training pathway select an additional elective.


Students choosing English/HASS training may choose ONE of:Students choosing Mathematics/Science training may choose ONE of:
SubjectLearning AreaSubjectLearning Area
Visual ArtThe ArtsPhysical Education StudiesHealth & Physical Education
Health Education StudiesHealth & Physical Education Material Design & Technologies (MDT) - WoodDesign and Technologies
Plant ProductionScienceMedia StudiesThe Arts
Computer ScienceDigital TechnologiesFood ScienceHome Economics


Descriptions of elective courses are available in the Year 10 Course Selection Handbook.


Regular and punctual attendance and participation is key to success at school. Over 90% is the expected standard of attendance for the year.


To support our students beyond the classroom, the Homework Club on Mondays and Tuesdays, held in the Library from 3pm to 4pm is supervised by staff. It is a place where students have access to technology and support if required or just a quiet place to study on their own or with friends.

Year 10 Handbook