High School Year 10 Program

An important first step 

Joining Taylors High School in Year 10 gives you time to adapt to Australian life and a new learning environment. You will be welcomed into a safe and nurturing environment to help you adapt to life in a new country. Discover a new way of learning, make new friends and begin the journey to gaining your Higher School Certificate (HSC).

The curriculum has been tailored for international students, to give you a strong academic foundation and the confidence to progress to Year 11. Year 10 students study courses from six Key Learning Areas: English, Mathematics, Science, HSIE (Human Society and its Environment), Languages and TAS (Technological and Applied Studies). Assessment in the Year 10 program is based on scheduled class examinations and a variety of other assessment tasks prepared by Taylors High School Internal Assessment Program.

Core classes

The English curriculum is built around the three interrelated strands of Language, Literature and Literacy. Together the strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating.

Year 10 Geography explores two main issues in Australia:

  • Sustainable Biomes
  • Changing Places. Urban changes.

You will study an overview of the modern world and Australia, from the inter-war years between World War I and World War II to today. Study will include topics such as World War II, civil rights movements, and the globalising world. 

Information and Software Technology is a practical digital media course. You will learn to design a database, develop a digital media campaign, and learn about the internet and website development.

This course will be an introduction to the Japanese language. You will learn greetings, days of the week and much more.

In this module you will focus on topics such as algebra and equations, data representation and analysis, probability, geometry and functions.

In this module, you will cover topics including waves and energy, motion and Newton’s Laws, DNA, genetics and evolution, the periodic table, and global systems.

“Year 10 is about hands-on learning through excursions, highly interactive classes that develop English language confidence, and a focus on organisational skills, time management and social development.“

Mario Torrelli, English Teacher

Extra-curricular and Co-curricular Activities

To give you a well-rounded education we organise a wide range of extra-curricular activities. These include fun trips to zoos, museums, universities and historical sites. They also include sport and recreational activities, Personal Development Programs, as well as clubs and excursions to supplement their learning experiences in the classroom and to connect with the English speaking community. 


Junior Secondary (Year 10). CRICOS Course Code: 071094A.

Year 10 highlights

February 2018 intake

Duration 40 weeks
Orientation 6 February 2018
Start date 06/02/18
End date 21/12/18 

April 2018 intake

Duration 32 weeks
Orientation 30 April 2018
Start date 30/04/18
End date 21/12/18


Visit our fees page for specific costs related to this program.

Entry requirements

Visit our entry requirements page to learn more.