Year 10 is the first year students enter the senior aspect of schooling at Mooroolbark College.

This year provides further streamlining of subjects, where student are given the opportunity to pick eight electives from either 38 year 10 subjects or six year 10 electives and one accelerate subject of either a year 11 unit or VET subject. This year students can really blossom and spread their wings into areas of their interest and choice as well as developing their pathway for the next three years of schooling. Students will study core subjects of English, Mathematics for the entire year as well as Physical Education, Cross Roads and a Science subject for one semester. They must also choose one elective unit from two of the following three Key learning areas of Technology, Arts and Humanities. The remaining electives can be chosen from any of the Key Learning Areas.

Student also have the opportunity to go on the Year 10 camp famous Central Australia Camp, run early in the year to allow students to bond with a range of peers. Students discover some of the natural icons within Coober Pedy and Alice Springs as well as getting some hands on experience and knowledge of the local aboriginal communities.

Year 10 also has a change to work for two weeks within the community for their work experience a great opportunity to see how the work force really is. Another highlight is the year 10 Social run late in semester 3.

Regular student reports and parent/teacher interviews are conducted across the year to allow for constant feedback between the College and your family on how your son or daughter are faring.

Year 10 Electives

English

  • English – Core
  • Literature

 Mathematics

  • Foundation Mathematics
  • General Mathematics
  • General Mathematics Plus

Humanities

  • History – Australia & the Modern World
  • People and the Planet
  • Small Business Accounting
  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Politics

Arts

  • Art
  • Theatre Studies
  • Music Performance
  • Music Performance & Recording
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Media
  • Photography
  • Studio Arts
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Visual Communication Design – Digital

Careers

  • Work related skills

Technology

  • Food Studies
  • Food Studies – Bakers Bakery and the Melbourne Experience
  • Systems Engineering – Electronics
  • Software Development
  • Visualisation and Web Design

Product Design:

  • Textiles – Cosplay and garment construction
  • Wood – Wooden Toys
  • Plastic & Metal – Jewelry
  • Metal – Metals

Health & Physical Education

  • Physical Education – Core
  • Health and Human Development
  • Talented Sports Program
  • Leadership Development
  • Outdoor Education
  • Sport and Recreation

Science

  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry & Physics
  • Environmental Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Advanced Science

LOTE

  • German
  • Mandarin

Acceleration VCE Unit 1 & 2

  • Art
  • Geography
  • General Maths
  • History
  • Legal Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Outdoor and Environmental Studies
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Product Design and Technology
  • Computing
  • Systems Engineering
  • Health and Human Development
  • Environmental Science
  • Theatre Studies
  • VET Cluster Subject
  • Media
  • Music Performance
  • Studio Arts
  • Visual Communication design
  • Business Management
  • Product design Technology – Fashion