Learning in Year Ten
Our deep hope for our Year Ten students is that their final years of Secondary schooling will bring focus and clarity to all their preceding learnings. We pray for our Year Ten students that they will retain their recognition that they each have a precious, personal calling on their lives whereby God gives value to all individuals and brings meaning to our lives.
The curriculum begins to branch into more selective options and specialisations, nonetheless we still hope that our students strongly feel a sense of belonging within a joyful community under Christ.
We further hope that the focus and seriousness of the next two years of secondary schooling are not at the cost of the joy of learning, and we try to balance the curriculum to retain that very joy.
Preparing Students for Senior Secondary
Year 10 studies are the preparatory years for VCE or VCAL. This is a crucial year to achieve and extend specific areas of study that will become VCE, VCAL, or career pathways. Students study the core subject areas of Mathematics, English, History, Science and Physical Education/Health. Year 10 students have the opportunity to take one VCE subject or a VET subject.
Around the time of transition from Year 9 to Year 10, the Head of Secondary, in conjunction with the teaching staff assess each student’s suitability to progress into either the VCE or the VCAL stream for senior secondary.
The Year 10 timetable is modelled on the Year 11 and 12 program. This allows greater emphasis on fewer subjects and improved ability in application in all outcomes and assessments.
Year 10 Student
Melton Christian College is a spectacular school with many different learning opportunities, and kind, friendly teachers and staff that devote hours upon hours of their time into making this school the BEST it can be.
VCE Elective Units in Year 10
In Year 10, students have the option of incorporating a VCE Unit 1&2 subject into their program.
Taking up an initial VCE subject at Year 10 allows students to familiarise themselves with the requirements and workload of VCE before entering the full program at Year 11.
Early uptake also enables students to complete a higher number of Unit 3/4 subjects in order to maximise their ATAR for university entrance. At MCC, we have seen Year 10 students in a Unit 1&2 subject keep up with and at times even outperform their Year 11 classmates.
If taking up this option, we recommend that students select the VCE subject that most interests them.
Unit 1&2 VCE subjects on offer for Year 10 students in 2021 are:
- Food Studies
- Health & Human Development
- Business Management
- Studio Art
- Theatre Studies
- Legal Studies
- Bible (full year)
- Careers (full year)
- English (full year)
- Global Citizens (full year)
- History (minimum one semester)
- Maths (full year)
- PE-Health (minimum one semester)
- Science (minimum one semester)
- Japanese (single semester)
- An additional semester of Science, History and/or PE-Health
- A VCE Unit 1&2 subject (full year – see next page for more information)
- A VET subject (full year – see the VET section of this handbook)
- Applied Learning (full year)
Co-Curricular Unique to Year 10
- Year 10 Camp
- Mentoring Year 7 Program
- Quickstart Program
- Work Placement
Pathways to success
There are two secondary schooling certificates in Victoria: the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). Melton Christian College offers both of these certificates onsite.
We have strong VCE and VCAL programs that offer a wide variety of subject areas.
Our program includes a number of practical, hands-on classes that prepare students for vocational careers. VET (Vocational Education and Training) programs are run in conjunction with the Western Edge VET cluster. Offsite VET courses have an additional charge. MCC offers VET studies onsite at the College and these onsite VETs have no additional fee, so the College encourages students to select these onsite, no-cost VET courses.