Year 10

Ready for Senior School? Try a learning challenge with a difference.

Year 10 at University Senior College gives you flexibility and challenge to help you excel in your learning. Studying Year 10 at USC combines a broad range of subjects with some SACE Stage 1 opportunities. You’ll be working with subject specialists with a deep knowledge, experience and passion in their fields, and with fellow students who love to learn.

You’ll be joining an adult learning environment that starts with simple things like flexibility in your timetable, no school uniform or a bell to tell you when to start your day. Your journey towards independent learning starts in Year 10. You develop a sense of how you can make your world a better place.

View the Year 10 Brochure.

“Our Year 10 students have been a resilient and energetic group. Coming from a broad range of schools, their anxiousness on Day 1 was replaced quickly with a feeling of belonging and a willingness to embrace all that was new.”Ann Rayson Dean of Student Experience, Year 10

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  • How your Year 10 classes will run

    Our Year 10 classes are usually capped at 20 – a large enough class to encourage debate and exploring new ideas, but small enough to get the attention you need.

    You’ll also have the chance to work one-on-one with your teachers.

    The USC school day begins at 9.00am and on most days ends at 4.00pm. This extended day has the benefit of a flexible timetable structure, based upon two-hour blocks.

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  • The Year 10 curriculum

    Your studies will include:

    • English
    • Mathematics
    • The Arts (Art, Design, Drama and Music)
    • Science
    • Humanities (Business, Economics and History)
    • The Personal Learning Plan (PLP).

    You’ll also be challenged by study in Philosophy (Stage 1) and Psychology.

    You can view the Year 10 curriculum in our Curriculum Handbook.

  • Preparing for your career

    You will start exploring your ideal career through the Personal Learning Plan, where you plan your future, while selecting the right subjects for Years 11 and 12. You’ll learn the skills you need to start entering the workforce – from preparing for job interviews to creating your resume and writing job applications.