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.

Key dates

Intake February April
Duration 40 weeks 30 weeks
Orientation 5/02/2019 29/04/2019
Term 1 5/02/2019 - 12/04/2019 29/04/2019 - 5/07/2019
Holiday 13/04/2019 - 28/04/2019 6/07/2019 - 21/07/2019
Term 2 29/04/2019 - 5/07/2019 22/07/2019 - 27/09/2019
Holiday 6/07/2019 - 21/07/2019 28/09/2019 - 13/10/2019
Term 3 22/07/2019 - 27/09/2019 14/10/2019 - 20/12/2019
Holiday 28/09/2019 - 13/10/2019  
Term 4 14/10/2019 - 20/12/2019  

Please note: the July intake is not running for 2019

Public Holiday 2018 2019 2020
New Year's Day Monday 1 January Tuesday 1 January Wednesday 1 January
Australia Day Friday 26 January Monday 28 January Monday 27 January
Good Friday Friday 30 March Friday 19 April Friday 10 April
Easter Saturday Saturday 31 March Saturday 20 April Saturday 11 April
Easter Sunday Sunday 1 April Sunday 21 April Sunday 12 April
Easter Monday Monday 2 April Monday 22 April Monday 13 April
ANZAC Day Wednesday 25 April Thursday 25 April Saturday 25 April
Queen's Birthday Monday 11 June Monday 10 June Monday 8 June
Labour Day Monday 1 October Monday 7 October Monday 5 October
Christmas Day Tuesday 25 December Wednesday 25 December Friday 25 December
Boxing Day Wednesday 26 December Thursday 26 December Saturday 26 December
Additional Day     Monday 28 December

“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

Fees

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

Entry requirements

Visit our entry requirements page to learn more.