Students entering Year 10 embark on a preparation for Years 11 and 12.
You will notice that Parade College endeavours to offer a wide choice of units, however, it must be stressed that final offerings will, of course, depend on student numbers and availability of both staff and resources. Although the courses are correct at the time of posting, it should be understood that courses are revised on a systematic basis and some of these details will, from time to time, undergo revision. Please also note that all courses (including core subjects) are semester-based and will not necessarily have the same student cohort or teacher for subjects that run for two semesters.
At the end of Year 10 students will elect to choose either Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) studies or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) studies for their Years 11 and 12. If you have any questions relating to the Year 10 Curriculum which this website does not address, please do not hesitate to contact the Assistant Principal Teaching & Learning, the Director of Teaching and Learning or the Year 7-10 Learning Coordinator at the College.
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Year 10 Curriculum Pathway
Year 10 students study a core consisting of:
- Religious Education x 2 Units (including Community Action)
- English x 2 Units
- Mathematics x 2 Units (from a range of electives)
- Science x 2 Units (Essential Science)
- History x 1 Unit
- Careers x 1 Unit (incorporating work experience)
NB. Advanced Placement (Maths/Science) students may choose other Science electives instead of Essential Science.
Year 10 students study 5 other Units (15 units in total), some of which must be chosen from specific Learning Areas.
||1 x Humanities
|Free Choice 1
||Free Choice 2
||Free Choice 3
||Free Choice 4
||Free Choice 5
NB: Students may not choose more than 4 units of Science<
NB: : Students may not choose more than 2 units of Health and Physical Education
NB: Students may not choose more than 3 units from The Arts, unless through written application to the Director of Teaching and Learning. This application must show the student intends to study the chosen subjects at VCE level.
NB: Students may not choose more than 3 units from Technology, unless through written application to the Director of Teaching and Learning. This application must show the student intends to study the chosen subjects at VCE level.
Students participate in sport throughout the year. Those who compete in ACC sport do so on a Tuesday afternoon. All Year 10 students participate in Community Action.
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Edmund Rice Pathways Program (ERPP)
Parade College offers its students a specialised vocationally based ‘hands on’ learning program to selected and identified Year 10 students.
Students who access this program are excluded from a subject selection for VCE and typically continue into the College’s VCAL program.
The program operates out of our Preston campus. Students have 3 days per week accessing its Pathways curriculum and on the other 2 days access Vocational Education and Training (VET) at the Edmund Rice Trade Training Centre.
The program has four opportunities for work experience throughout the year. This program provides students with a valuable insight into the world of work and also develops student’s employability skills and experiences. Additionally as a part of our Pathways Religious Education students access a significant amount of community service.
The program has a limited number of places for students at Year 10.
For further information regarding Edmund Rice Pathways program, please contact our Director of Pathways Education..
ERPP Course Structure
Students undertake the following subjects over the 3 days:
- Community Action based Religious Education
- Work Education/Vocational Preparation
- VET Certificate 111 Sport & Recreation (some units)
Over the other 2 days of the week:
- Certificate 11 Building and Construction (Carpentry) plus either
- Certificate 11 Building and Construction (Bricklaying) or
- Certificate 11 Furniture Making
Edmund Rice Trade and Training Centre (ERTTC)
The Edmund Rice Trade and Training Centre offers training in a variety of building-related Vocational and Educational Training (VET) programs. There will be limited availability for Year 10 students - both mainstream and ERPP - to apply for up to two of the following VET courses:
- Certificate II Building and Construction (Bricklaying)
- Certificate II Building and Construction (Floor and Wall Tiling)
- Certificate II Building and Construction (Carpentry)
- Certificate II Building and Construction (Shop fitting)
- Certificate II in Furnishing (Cabinet Making)
Please note that a single course occupies two free choices of a Year 10 subject selection grid. Students accessing VET offerings are required to pay a VET levy (per course).
All VET courses at the ERTTC will run from either 7.30am - 11am or 1.30pm - 5.30pm.
Due to timetabling issues, Year 10 students may only undertake 1 VET course in a Year 10 program, as many of the courses will run concurrently.
Parade College supports highly able students undertaking Year 10 to select a VCE Units 1 & 2 subject. Apart from English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and Religious Education subjects, students may select from any of the Parade offerings subject to approval and availability of places. Students may only select one subject for acceleration. Students would normally be expected to average an A-grade (Year 10) and a B-grade (Units 1 and 2) for each of their Graded Assessment Tasks in the relevant subject.
Students who have successfully completed the Year 9 Advanced Placement courses may apply for acceleration into VCE Units 1 & 2 courses in Year 10 (excluding English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics & Religious Education offerings).
The purpose of the acceleration program is to offer students the chance to maximize their options by studying six Unit 3 & 4 sequences over two years. It must be understood that regardless of the program of study undertaken in Year 11, all Year 12 students must normally select and complete five Unit 3 & 4 subjects in Year 12 unless they undertake a pathway which requires them to spend significant time out of school.
VET Studies in VCE
Most of the VET studies ask students to undertake Units in Year 10 which are necessary for the completion of their certificate. Please read the information in the relevant Learning Area carefully.
Students preparing to undertake Hospitality, Furnishings, Community Recreation or Technical Production should select the relevant Year 10 unit in Year 10. EACH UNIT MAY BE TAKEN ONLY ONCE.