The Year 10 curriculum options at Hallam Senior College are extensive. They have been designed to cater for a diverse range of students with a large variety of interests.
Not all students arrive at Hallam knowing their preferred pathway so Year 10 studies provide the opportunity for students to taste options and then establish their preferred pathway. Student groups are arranged to allow students to access the specialisms and engage in academy offerings.
Year 10 focuses on students incorporating independent learning skills, readying them for their final senior years.
A clear and detailed pathway is developed for each student as they move from Year 10 to Year 11 and 12.
In August all Year 10 students participate in extensive counselling to choose units of study as part of their pathway plan for the senior years.
Year 10 students are supported in making this transition to senior school by a full and rigorous interview and program selection program.
All Year 10 students are required to undertake work experience and have the opportunity to undertake some external vocational studies so they have a genuine exposure to the real world of work.
The Year 10 Discovery Program is undertaken by all students one day each week. The program is based on 2 aspects: Vocational Tasters – 6 week units to allow all students to experience pathway options and 6 week units developing student social and academic capabilities and competencies.