Year 10 & 11 Cirriculum at Wirreanda Secondary School Wirreanda Secondary School
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Year 10

Year 10 is of great importance, as students have moved from Middle Schooling into their Senior Years where the foundation preparation for the SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education) begins. Subject selection at this level, therefore, is a process that requires careful consideration.


  • is a single certificate inclusive of all SACE students.
  • credits the broad range of learning.
  • provides flexible structures to enable subjects to be customised.
  • provides rigorous studies designed for students to allow for them to undertake a range of further education, training, work and community post-school pathways.

For further information concerning the SACE, please refer to:

The Curriculum at Year 10 is divided into the following Learning Areas:

  • Arts
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Sciences
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Business, Enterprise & Technology
  • Cross Disciplinary

Year 10 Course Overview

Students are required to undertake 14 semester subjects at Year 10 (10 are compulsory together with 4 Elective subjects).

All Year 10 students are required to complete the following Core subjects:

  • 2 Units of English
  • 2 Units of English
  • 2 Units of Science
  • 2 Units of Society and Environment
  • 1 Unit of Personal Learning Plan (SACE: 10 Credits)
  • 1 Unit of Health (SACE: 10 Credits)

Students who are participating in the Specialist Sport Course must complete 2 Units of SSC. They will then have a choice of 2 Elective Subjects. (Physical Education can not be chosen).

All other students are able to choose 4 Elective Subjects.

It should be noted that a student must obtain a ‘C’ grade or better in PLP if they wish to obtain their SACE.

Vocational Education and Training (VET):

Students are able to apply for some VET courses in Year 10. The courses that Wirreanda offers include Sport and Recreation Certificate 2; Hospitality Certificate 2 and Music Certificate 3. These courses are accredited Australia wide, which means that if a student was to move from South Australia to another State, the qualifications would be recognised in their new home state. For further information regarding VET courses, please visit the Trades and Vocation webpage.

Learning Support for Students:

Student learning is supported in a variety of ways including:

  • in class differentiated programs and learning experiences
  • after school study support for literacy and numeracy
  • specific intervention over a short period provided by specialised staff in the Tute Room
  • specific intervention over longer periods by specialised staff in the Tute Room

Students on an NEP or whom show talents in curriculum areas are provided with specialised support led by our Inclusive Learning Support Coordinator and a team of specialised staff to provide and support learning opportunities which meet the needs of each student. This may include acceleration in specific subjects such as English. Neals IES
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