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.

Program and subject selection is completed at an interview with an Assistant Principal or Leading teacher as part of the enrolment process. The information below is designed to assist students and parents in preparation for the subject selection interview.


Core Subjects

The core subjects in the year 10 program consist of:

  • One subject each from the English and Mathematics groups  (see table 1)
  • One ‘program’ selection (see table 2)
  • One elective from the Science group (see list of Elective subjects on pages 31-32)
  • One semester of World of Work

*Please refer to our Programs, Certificates & Subjects Guide


Elective Subjects

The elective subjects in the year 10 program are designed to provide a broad educational experience for year 10 students while preparing them for Senior School certificates. The amount and type of electives available to students will depend on the following:

  • The major ‘program’ selected
  • The popularity of the subject selected.


Table 1: English and Mathematics choices

Yr 9 reports and student interviews assist in finding the most appropriate English and Mathematics classes.

Students may select Mathematics and English in different combinations from the categories of General, Excel and Essential.

Yr 10 Table 1

Table 2: Program choices

Yr 10 Table 2

F–10 Victorian Curriculum

The Victorian Curriculum Foundation–10 (F–10) sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. 

The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship.

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards.
Learning Areas
The Arts:

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Media Arts
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Communication Design
Health and Physical Education
The Humanities:
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Economics and Business
  • Geography
  • History
  • Design and Technologies
  • Digital Technologies


  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Ethical
  • Intercultural
  • Personal and Social