General English (Year 10)

General English (Year 10)

Course Summary

Year 10 English at WSSC is designed to equip you with the key knowledge and skills necessary to undertake the various English pathways at the Senior College, including; VCE English, VCE English Literature, VCE English Language, VCE Foundation English. In your English studies, you will engage in a range of texts such as novels, films and different types of media texts. You will also be supported to further develop your literacy skills to produce written and oral pieces for different purposes and audiences. Year 10 English is a core subject and a pre-requisite into VCE.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Analyse literary and film text
  • Develop a creative response to an existing literary text
  • Complete a detailed study of a film and a novel
  • Explore how the English language and structure is used to present a compelling point of view

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Textbook Hire $30

Workbook $35

Learning Area Contact

English Learning Area Leader

Sharni Lamb

Advanced English (Year 10)

Advanced English (Year 10)

Course Summary

Do you enjoy English? Are you looking to be challenged? Advanced English replaces the Standard Year 10 English. This subject gives you a strong foundation and a broader perspective for future studies and pathways. It is an extension on the content covered in Standard English. You will analyse the literary choices of authors, and be provided with a platform to explore your voice and style as an author.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Analyse literary and film text
  • Develop a creative response to an existing literary text
  • Complete a detailed study of a film and a novel
  • Explore how the English language and structure is used to present a compelling point of view

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Workbook $35

Learning Area Contact

English Learning Area Leader

Sharni Lamb

General Maths (Year 10)

General Maths (Year 10)

Course Summary

General Maths will further develop students’ skills in mathematical understanding, fluency, problem-solving and reasoning at an appropriate level.

Students will explore elements of Number and Algebra, Trigonometry and Probability. Students are encouraged to develop their independent learning skills to enable them to work at their point of need.

General Maths will also focus on improving the numeracy of students to enable them to be better equipped to face mathematical challenges in the future. Students’ numeracy will be measured at the beginning and end of the semester in the key areas of fraction and decimals, and number and place value.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Essential Assessment will be used throughout the semester to measure student’s growth
  • Students will be assessed on an end of semester exam with topic assessments and assignments spread throughout the semester

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Scientific Calculator $28 (Optional)

Learning Area Contact

Maths Learning Area Leader

Michael Barnard

Advanced Maths (Year 10)

Advanced Maths (Year 10)

Course Summary

Do you enjoy Maths? Are you looking at studying Maths Methods or Specialist Maths? Advanced Maths replaces the Standard Maths (Year 10). This subject gives you a strong foundation and a broader perspective for future mathematical studies and pathways. The subject is aimed to equip you with tackling rigorous mathematical problems and applying mathematical concepts across areas including linear algebra, quadratics, trigonometry and statistics. Students will also begin to develop their ability to use the Mathematica software. All students who select Advanced Mathematics will need to undertake an assessment of their prior learning.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Rigorous exploration of key mathematical concepts and application of key skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts through the completion of problem-solving tasks
  • Use of technology to explore and solve mathematical problems
  • Essential Assessment will be used throughout the semester to measure student’s growth
  • Students will be assessed on an end of semester exam with topic assessments and assignments spread throughout the semester

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Scientific Calculator $28 (Optional)

Learning Area Contact

Maths Learning Area Leader

Michael Barnard