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​Year 10 Course Structure

Planning a Year 10 Course at St Monica's College

A Year 10 Student Program is normally made up of three core subjects (Religious Education, English and Mathematics) which are studied for the whole year, and eight other electives, of which four are studied per semester. You must select elective subjects from the Science, Humanities and Food Technology/Health/Physical Education groups, as indicated on the Web Preferences web site. Other elective subjects are optional. For a chart which displays in a table format, click here to download a Year 10 Course Planner.

For entry to some elective subjects such as Football Excellence, Accelerated Mathematics and VCE Units, you will need to obtain a teacher recommendation and to have demonstrated specified levels of competence. Students who wish to undertake the Football Excellence Program need to demonstrate a high level of skill in pre-selection trials which take place early in Term 3.

Year 10 students have the option to study a VCE subject. Units 1 & 2 VCE subjects are normally studied at Year 11. Students may not select more than one VCE subject and should be prepared to select both Units 1 & 2 (2 electives) of the study. The VCE studies offered to Year 10 students in 2016 are Biology, Environmental Science, Psychology, Media and Business Management. In general, students must have demonstrated above average performance across English, Maths and Science in Semester 1 of Year 9 to be eligible. Different arrangements apply for HORIZONS students - consult with Ms H. Luppino, HORIZONS Coordinator for details.

Before selecting subjects, you must:

  • Discuss subject selection with your parents
  • Read the handbook carefully and discuss concerns with appropriate members of the College staff
  • Consider your interests
  • Be honest about your skills and abilities
  • Begin to think about future career choices
  • Consult the Jobs Guide and the VICTER

Key Administrative Personnel:

  • College Principal...........................................................Mr B. Hanley
  • DSC Campus Director..................................................Ms P. Di Maria
  • Deputy Principal (Teaching & Learning).......................Mr S. Baker
  • Senior Teacher (Senior Studies)..................................Mr C. Whitford
  • Senior Teacher (Careers).............................................Miss J. Clarke
  • Year 10 Level Leader................................................... Ms A. Xerri & Mrs A. Hetherington
  • Year 9 Level Leaders....................................................Ms N. Meade & Mr T. Carlson
  • Work Pathways Officer..................................................Ms T. Kneebone